California
State University, Long Beach Policy Statement
0412
December 6, 2004
Master of Science
in Mathematics, Option in Mathematics Education
for Secondary School Teachers (code MATHMS04)
This new option
was recommended by the Academic Senate on October 28, 2004
and approved by the President on November 30, 2004.
Option in Mathematics Education
for Secondary School Teachers is designed for people holding a California
Single Subject teaching credential in mathematics and teaching in
middle, junior high, or high schools. This option will give students
greater expertise in mathematics and mathematics education (curriculum,
teaching, learning, assessment and research). The program includes
a blend of courses from pure and applied mathematics as well as
mathematics education, and also may include coursework from the
College of Education.
Prerequisites
1. A bachelor's degree in
mathematics or mathematics education, or a bachelor's degree with
at least 24 upper division units in mathematics from an accredited
college or university.
2. A California Single Subject
Credential in mathematics
3. Coursework in mathematics
should include MATH 247, 310, 341, 355, 380, and 361A or 364A or
equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
Advancement to Candidacy
In addition to University
requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog, the student must
have completed the prerequisites above and must have satisfied the
Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). The Student must
file for Advancement to Candidacy after completion of at least 6
units (and recommend filing before completing 9 units) of the Program
of Study, with at least a 3.0 grade point average. The Student's
Program of Study must be approved by the Mathematics Education Graduate
Advisor, Mathematics & Statistics Department Chair, Associate
Dean for Graduate Accountability in the College of Natural Sciences
and Mathematics and Dean of Graduate Studies.
Requirements for the Option
in Mathematics Education for Secondary School Teachers
1. A minimum of 30 units
of graduate level or approved upper division coursework which includes
the following:
A. A minimum
of 9 graduate or approved upper division units of mathematics (those
marked by * in the CSULB Catalog), including at least one 500 level
mathematics course. If not previously taken for BS or credential,
this course of study this course of study must include MATH 410
and 444 as a part of these requirements.
B. A minimum
of 15 graduate units of mathematics education including:
1) MTED 511 and 512; and
2) At least 9 units in mathematics
education chosen in consultation with the Mathematics Education
Graduate Advisor from the following courses: MTED 540, 550, 560,
580, 590, 695
C. A minimum
of 6 units of approved upper division or graduate electives from
mathematics, mathematics education or approved College of Education
courses, chosen in consultation with the Mathematics Education Graduate
Advisor. If the student plans to teach at the Community College
level she/he must take at least 18 units of graduate or approved
upper division mathematics for parts A and C. If the student intends
to do a thesis or project he/she must take EDP 520.
2. Complete one of the following
three options:
A. Pass a comprehensive
written examination in mathematics education and in one area of
pure or applied mathematics;
B. Subject to
the approval of the Mathematics Education Committee of the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics, write a thesis in mathematics education
and defend it orally (MTED 698);
C. Pass one comprehensive
written examination in mathematics education or in one area of pure
and applied mathematics and complete a project in mathematics education
(MTED 697), subject to the approval of the Mathematics Education
Committee of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.
Mathematics Education Thesis
Students choosing the thesis
option must consult with the Mathematics Education Graduate Advisor
to select a thesis advisor. A thesis is then written in consultation
with the mathematics education faculty advisor who will guide the
student in choosing the thesis topic and supervise the process of
writing the thesis. After a thesis topic is chosen it must be approved
by the Mathematics Education Committee. A thesis committee of three
faculty members, including the thesis advisor is then chosen to
approve the final work. During the writing of the thesis, students
must enroll in MTED 698.
Mathematics Education Project
Students choosing the research
project option must seek out a Faculty Advisor in mathematics education.
A project is then written in consultation with the mathematics education
faculty advisor who will guide the student in choosing a topic and
supervise the process of writing the project report. After a project
topic is chosen it must be approved by the Mathematics Education
Committee. During the writing of the project report, students must
enroll in MTED 697.
EFFECTIVE: Spring
2005
Code: MATHMS04
College: 65
Career: GR
IPEDS (Major) ERSS: 17011
IPEDS (Degree) ERSD: 17011
