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Math Education Graduate Program

The Master of Science in Mathematics with option in Mathematics Education for Secondary School Teachers program 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, statistics, mathematics education, and also may include coursework from the College of Education.

More information can be found in the CSULB Catalog: M.S. in Mathematics, Mathematics Education for Secondary School Teachers option.

Degree Plan

Graduate students have the following options:

  • Thesis Option
  • Comprehensive Exams Option

Thesis Option

For the Thesis Option you must consult with the Mathematics Education Graduate Advisor to select a thesis advisor. A proposal is then written in consultation with the mathematics education faculty advisor who will guide you in choosing the thesis topic and supervise the writing process. After a thesis topic is chosen, it must be approved by the Mathematics Education Committee.

Comprehensive Exams Option

For the Comprehensive Exams Option you must pass a comprehensive written examination in two areas of mathematics education.