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

  • MATH 324 Probability and Statistics with Computing
  • MATH 325 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 350 Geometry
  • MATH 475 Capstone Course for Teaching Emphasis
  • MATH 575 Mathematics in the Middle School Classroom I
  • MATH 576 Mathematics in Middle Schools II
  • MATH 577 Mathematics in Middle Schools III


Education Courses (12 units)

  • S ED 761 School Mathematics: Problem Solving
  • S ED 796 Analyzing Cases of Mathematics Teaching
  • S ED 856 Assessing Mathematical Thinking
  • S ED 807 Leadership Development Seminar in Mathematics Education


Core Courses (6 units)

  • ISED 797 Seminar in Educational Research
  • S ED 895 Field Study


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)

 

Fall

 

Year 1

  • MATH 575 Mathematics in the Middle School Classroom I
  • S ED 761 School Mathematics: Problem Solving

6 units this semester

  • MATH 576 Mathematics in Middle Schools II
  • S ED / E ED 856 Assessing Mathematical Thinking

  6 units this semester

Summer

  • ISED 797 Seminar in Educational Research

Year 2

  • MATH 577 Mathematics in Middle Schools III or SED/EED stats course.
  • S ED 796 Analyzing Cases of Mathematics Teaching

6 units this semester

  • S ED 807 Leadership Development Seminar in Mathematics Education
  • Elective 

6 units this semester 

Year 3
  • S ED 895 Field Study 

3 units this semester

 

 

For instructions on how to apply, click here.