Master of Science in Mathematics Education

General Overview

The Master of Science in Mathematics Education is a 30-unit summer start program that provides an opportunity for secondary school teachers of mathematics to advance their professional development by:

  • deepening and broadening their understanding of mathematics and mathematics education.
  • developing their understanding of mathematics education research and its relationship to practice.
  • developing their skills as teacher leaders in mathematics education.

Program Features:

  • Two-year cohort model.
  • Summer sessions on campus and fall/spring hybrid Saturday sessions.
  • Apply up to 6 units from the Chico Math Project toward the 30 unit degree.
  • Financial aid, including the TEACH grant available for eligible students.
  • University housing available during summer sessions.
  • Graduates are qualified to teach at the community college level.

Prerequisites to Apply:

  • An acceptable baccalaureate from an accredited institution or equivalent.
  • A bachelor's degree in mathematics or equivalent.
  • A single-subject teaching credential in mathematics.
  • A grade point average of 3.00 in the last 60 units.

International Students:  This program does not meet student visa requirements for full time enrollment status, thus we are unable to accept international students.

Application Process: Summer 2018 applications open October 1st.

Master's Program Presentation (pdf)

Course Requirements for the Master's Degree

Academic Writing Workshop Series AY 2016-2017

Master of Science in Mathematics Education

Graduate Programs at CSU Chico

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

Past Thesis/Projects



Pamela Morrell
Graduate Coordinator
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