Option in Mathematics Education for Secondary School Teachers is designed for people holding a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics and teaching in middle, junior high, or high schools. This option will give students greater expertise in mathematics and mathematics education (curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment and research). The program includes a blend of courses from pure and applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics education, and also may include coursework from the College of Education.
1. A bachelor's degree in mathematics or mathematics education, or a bachelor's degree with at least 24 upper division units in mathematics from an accredited college or university.
2. A California Single Subject Credential in Mathematics.
3. Course work in mathematics should include MATH 247, 310, 341, 355, 361A or 364A, and MATH/STAT 380 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
The regulations governing the master's degree are those in effect at the time of advancement to candidacy. In addition to University requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog, must have completed prerequisites above and must have satisfied the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). Must file for Advancement to Candidacy after completion of at least 6 units (and recommend filing before completing 9 units) on Program of Study, with an overall 3.0 grade-point average. Program of Study must be approved by Mathematics Education Graduate Advisor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Chair and Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
1. A minimum of 30 units of graduate level or approved upper division coursework which includes the following:
2. Complete one of the following two options:
Students choosing the thesis option must consult with the Mathematics Education Graduate Advisor to select a thesis advisor. A proposal is then written in consultation with the mathematics education faculty advisor who will guide the student in choosing the thesis topic and supervise the writing process. After a thesis topic is chosen, it must be approved by the Mathematics Education Committee. A thesis committee of three faculty members, including the thesis advisor, is then chosen to approve the final work. During the writing of the thesis report, students must enroll in MTED 698.