M.A. in Math Education


M.A. in Education, Math Education

The purpose of the MA in Mathematics Education program is to promote and support teacher-leaders to be knowledgeable both in mathematics content and in the use of pedagogical practices that enable all students to learn mathematics. For CA teachers holding a multiple subject credential, the mathematics courses required for this program will also satisfy the requirements for a supplementary authorization to teach mathematics at the middle school level.

Teachers will work together to:

·  Increase their mathematical knowledge and pedagogical knowledge

·  Examine current equity issues in mathematics

·  Develop leadership skills

·  Design classroom research to answer relevant questions about student’s mathematical learning

Education (M.A.): Mathematics Education  — Minimum 30 units

Courses are 3 units unless otherwise indicated.

Mathematics Courses (9 units)

Units selected from upper division or graduate mathematics courses with advisor approval.

Choose three MATH courses

Education Courses (12 units)

Core Courses (6 units)

Graduate Level Elective (3 units)

to be determined in consulation with advisor

Culminating Experience

Early in the semester prior to enrollment in either S ED 895 or S ED 898, the student must submit the Advancement to Candidacy (ATC), the Proposal for Culminating Experience, and the Human Subjects Protocol forms. Enrollment in these courses is contingent upon approval.


Course Pathway (for working teachers)




Year 1

6 units this semester

  6 units this semester


Year 2

6 units this semester

6 units this semester 

Year 3
  • S ED 895 Field Study 

3 units this semester



For instructions on how to apply, email Dr. Judy Kysh <jkysh@sfsu.edu>.