Admission to Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, which include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, specific requirements for classification in the program are:

  1. Successful completion with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better in course work deemed equivalent to the following courses at California State University, San Bernardino:
    • MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus
    • MATH 212. Calculus II
    • MATH 213. Calculus III
    • MATH 251. Multivariable Calculus I
    • One of the following two courses:
    • MATH 329. Transformation Geometry
    • MATH 529. Advanced Geometry
    • MATH 345. Number Theory and Proof
    • MATH 372. Combinatorics
  2. A teaching credential;
  3. Submission of a completed Master of Arts in Teaching with a major in Mathematics (MAT) application form;
  4. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  5. Three letters of recommendation;
  6. Submission of a one- or two-page typewritten statement of the student's area of interest, preparation for study in this program and professional goals;
  7. Approval by the Graduate Coordinator.

Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students following review by the Department of Mathematics and the College of Education.


Each graduate student must be advised by the graduate coordinator or other MAT faculty before enrolling in the program. Students will develop an appropriate course of study based on their preparation and interests in consultation with an advisor. The specific program must be approved by the MAT Graduate Committee prior to advancement to candidacy.

In the latter part of the program, a student will need a project advisor and two additional members of a project committee, at least one committee member from the department of mathematics and at least one from the College of Education. The student will enroll in EDUC 600 or MATH 600 depending on the affiliation of the project advisor. Members of the project committee should be selected as early as possible in the program, and at least two or three quarters before enrolling in the graduate project course.

For more information please visit our website. Department of Mathematics