Mathematics B.S. with an Education Minor (VISTA)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Education must complete the academic program requirements as listed below. This program is associated with the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP/VISTA).

Core Curriculum Requirements 145
Major Core Requirements53
Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements33
Total Units131

Mathematics Major Core Requirements

Lower Division:
Introduction to Computer Science
and Introduction to Computer Science Lab
MATH-180CCalculus 14
MATH-181CCalculus II4
MATH-265CIntro to Statistical Methods3
MATH-281Multivariable Calculus4
MATH-285Introduction to Advanced Mathematics3
Upper Division:
MATH-300Linear Algebra3
MATH-310Differential Equations3
MATH-330Number Theory3
MATH-365Probability and Statistics3
MATH-380Elementary Analysis I3
MATH-390Numerical Analysis3
MATH-410Abstract Algebra3
MATH-420Higher Geometry3
MATH-450UG Research and Internship Program2
or MATH-488 Senior Project
MATH-499CMathematics Capstone2
Total Units53

 Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements

POLS-155CAmerican Democracy 23
Credentialing Coursework:
EDUC-424Foundations in Teaching for Single Subject2
EDUC-426Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Single Subject4
EDUC-434Curriculum Unit Planning for Single Subject2
EDUC-435Supervised Fieldwork for Single Subject4
EDUC-442CalTPA Cycle 10.5
EDUC-443CalTPA Cycle 20.5
EDUC-444Language Acquisition for Secondary Students1
EDUC-447Metacognition/Reading Strategies for Secondary Students1
EDUC-452Literacy in Content Areas for Secondary Students1
EDUC-464Use of Technology in the Classroom1
EDUC-488Clinical Practice Seminar for Single Subject2
EDUC-489Clinical Practice Fieldwork for Single Subject8
Total Units33

Number of units required from the Core Curriculum not included in the major requirements below. 


POLS-155C American Democracy is both a CTC Credentialing requirement and fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. 

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. 

Study Abroad Participation: Students interested in participating in the university's Study Abroad programs are encouraged to reach out to the Global Education and Outreach Office for more information and collaboration in their academic course planning. Students using Education and Training Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs are encouraged to also reach out to the School Certifying Official for more information regarding how benefits can be applied.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
KINE-148C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Lecture 3
MATH-285 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics 3
Year 1 Term 2
MATH-181C Calculus II 4
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
THEO-101C Foundations of Christian Life 3
POLS-155C American Democracy 3
CSCI-100C Introduction to Computer Science 3
CSCI-100CL Introduction to Computer Science Lab 1
Year 2 Term 1
MATH-281 Multivariable Calculus 4
MATH-300 Linear Algebra 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
Year 2 Term 2
MATH-330 Number Theory 3
MATH-265C Intro to Statistical Methods 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
MATH-380 Elementary Analysis I 3
Year 3 Term 1
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
MATH-390 Numerical Analysis 3
EDUC-315 Teaching in a Multicultural Setting 3
MATH-410 Abstract Algebra 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
Year 3 Term 2
MATH-310 Differential Equations 3
MATH-365 Probability and Statistics 3
MATH-485 Undergraduate Mathematics Research 2
ANTH-453 Language,Culture/Linguistics 3
MATH-420 Higher Geometry 3
Year 4 Term 1
EDUC-424 Foundations in Teaching for Single Subject 2
EDUC-426 Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Single Subject 4
EDUC-435 Supervised Fieldwork for Single Subject 4
EDUC-444 Language Acquisition for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-447 Metacognition/Reading Strategies for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-452 Literacy in Content Areas for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-464 Use of Technology in the Classroom 1
EDUC-442 CalTPA Cycle 1 0.5
Year 4 Term 2
MATH-499C Mathematics Capstone 2
EDUC-434 Curriculum Unit Planning for Single Subject 2
EDUC-488 Clinical Practice Seminar for Single Subject 2
EDUC-489 Clinical Practice Fieldwork for Single Subject 8
EDUC-443 CalTPA Cycle 2 0.5
 Total Units129