Foundational Level Mathematics Preparation Institute

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Program Description 

The Foundational Level Mathematics Preparation Institute at Sonoma State University will prepare teachers to earn a Foundational Level Mathematics Teaching Credential. This Institute will provide intensive review of mathematics required for the CSET Mathematics tests, secondary mathematics teaching methods course work, and CSET test preparation.

The institute consists of 3 weeks during the summer, M-Th, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, and a Fall Course consisting of 5 Saturdays and a Spring Course consisting of 5 Saturdays.

The FLM authorizes teaching general mathematics, all levels of algebra, probability and statistics, geometry, and consumer mathematics, but not calculus or mathematics analysis.

The Foundational Level Mathematics Preparation Institute will:

  • provide an intensive review of mathematics concepts and skills required for the CSET tests
  • provide the required secondary mathematics teaching methods course
  • provide test preparation
  • cover materials and fees such as SSU Extended Education class fees, reimburse the test registration fees, and credential filing costs. Participant pays for textbooks.

How Much Will the FLM Preparation Institute Cost?

There is no fee to participate in the FLMTC Institute, but participants must pay for textbooks. Test registration fees and credential fees will be entirely refunded to those who complete the Institute. All other course costs are covered, materials and SSU Extended Education fees.

Institute Structure 

Spring 2022 Course (Online)

5 Saturdays, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dates: 1/29, 2/26, 3/12, 4/2, and 4/30

Summer 2022 3-week Institute  

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dates: June 13 - 30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Fall 2022 Course 

5 Saturdays, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dates: TBD