Dec 04, 2023
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.
A bachelor’s degree and a Single Subject Credential
- 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.
- A California Single Subject Credential in Mathematics.
A grade of “C” or better in the following courses
The following course work, or equivalent, with grades of C or better:
Advancement to Candidacy
In addition to University requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog, must have completed prerequisites above. 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, and Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics or designee.
A minimum of 30 units of graduate level or approved upper division coursework which includes the following:
A minimum of 9 graduate or approved upper-division units of mathematics, including at least one 500-level mathematics course. If not previously taken for BS or credential, this course of study must include:
A minimum of 15 graduate units of mathematics education including:
Take both of the following:
At least 9 units in mathematics education
At least 9 units in mathematics education chosen in consultation with the Mathematics Education Graduate Advisor from the following courses:
A minimum of 6 units of approved upper division or graduate electives
A minimum of 6 units of approved upper division or graduate electives from mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, or approved College of Education courses, chosen in consultation with the Mathematics Education Graduate Advisor.
Complete one of the following two options:
Pass two comprehensive written examinations in mathematics education
And one in a selected area
Subject to the approval of the Mathematics Education Committee of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, write a thesis in mathematics education and defend it orally
Mathematics Education Thesis
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 .