Requirements for Graduation

  1. Advancement to candidacy for the degree;
  2. A minimum of 48 quarter units of acceptable graduate level work as specified below in the formal program;
  3. No fewer than 34 units completed in residence at this university;
  4. Completion of a graduate project. A project proposal must be approved by the MAT Graduate Committee no later than the quarter preceding enrollment in EDUC 600 or MATH 600. The written project satisfies the graduation writing requirement. Successful completion of the project includes an oral presentation of the project to the faculty. Guidelines for submitting a project proposal and for the project itself are available from the offices of the Department of Mathematics;
  5. Submission and approval of a student portfolio assessing and documenting academic progress. Portfolio guidelines are available from the Department of Mathematics;
  6. A grade point average of at least 3.0 ("B") in the core courses as well as an overall grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in the program, with no course grade being less than "B-;"
  7. Any additional general requirements not cited above and listed on Page 368.

Degree Requirements (48 units)

Core courses (44 units)

  1. MATH 631. Algebra from a Teaching and Problem Solving Perspective (6)
  2. MATH 632. Geometry from a Teaching and Problem Solving Perspective (6)
  3. MATH 633. Trigonometry from a Teaching and Problem Solving Perspective (6)
  4. MATH 634. Calculus from a Teaching and Problem Solving Perspective (6)
  5. MATH 635. Statistics and Probability from a Teaching and Problem Solving Perspective (6)
  6. ESEC 672. Educational Assessment in Mathematics Teaching (4)
  7. EDUC 607. Introduction to Educational Research (4)
  8. Two units chosen from:
    • EDCI 664. Thesis/Project Design in Curriculum and Instruction (2)
    • MATH 664. Project Design in Teaching Mathematics (2)
  9. Four units chosen from:
    • EDUC 600. Master's Degree Project (4)
    • MATH 600. Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics Project (4)
  10. MATH 601. Assessment Portfolio (0)

Elective (4 units)

  1. Four units of 400- to 600- level mathematics courses that are applicable to the B.A. or B.S. in mathematics (non-teaching track) or M.A. in Mathematics. Students are encouraged to take MATH 480 if not taken previously.

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