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 druing 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.

Application Process:  Applications for Summer 2017 open Oct. 1, 2016

Course Requirements for the Master's Degree: 30 units

Mathematics and Statistics (15 units)
MATH 610-660, 698: Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
Chico Mathematics Project (or equivalent)
Other 400 or 500 level mathematics courses to be selected in consultation with the graduate advisor 
Mathematics Education Research Courses (6 units)
MTHE 601:  Research in Mathematics Education
MTHE 680:  Methods of Research in Mathematics Education
Education Courses (select 3 units)
EDCI 601:  Curriculum Development and Instructional Design
EDCI 602:  Assessment and Evaluation of Learning
EDCI 611:  Analysis of Instruction
Other 600 level courses may be selected if approved by the Graduate Coordinator

Culminating Activity (6 units)

MTHE 690:  Thesis/Project Writing Seminar

Master of Science in Mathematics Education

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Pamela Morrell
Graduate Coordinator
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