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Program Requirements

Prerequisites to the Program

The following are required for admission to the program:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Minimum 2.85 overall grade point average in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units of coursework.
  3. A valid teaching credential (may be waived by program coordinator).
  4. Six (6) units in teaching mathematics (may be waived by program coordinator).
  5. For international students whose primary language is not English, minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Course of Study

1. Research and Methods (6 units).

Take the following:

  • EDME 501 Assessment in Teaching/Learning Math (3)
  • EDME 502 Research in Math Teaching/Learning (3)

2. Core (9 units).

Take one of the following

  • EDME 500 Contemporary Issues in Math Education (3)
  • MTED 511 Mathematics Teaching and Learning (3)

Take the following:

  • EDME 505 Technology in Teaching/Learning Math (3)
  • EDME 550 Global Perspectives in Math Teaching (3)

3. Concentration (12 units).

Take all of the following:

  • MTED 500 Advanced Perspectives of Concepts Foundational to Algebra for Teachers (3)
  • EDME 503 Advanced Math Methods in Teaching, 1 (3)
  • EDME 504 Advanced Math Methods in Teaching, 2 (3)
  • EDME 520 Algebra: Research-Based Pedagogy (3)

4. Capstone Requirement (3-6 units)

One of the following chosen in consultation with an advisor:

  • Comprehensive Examination and EDME 695 (3 units)
  • Thesis and EDME 698 (6 units)