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MS MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (thesis option)
 
I.   REQUIRED SUBJECTS (9 units)
                                                                                                              

MaE 210 – Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics (3 units)

Psych 255.12 – Seminar in Human Development: Learning  Processes in Mathematics and Science (3 units)                        

Ed 201 – Methods and Materials of Research(3 units)

 
II.   MAJOR FIELD OF CONCENTRATION (18 units)
 

1.      Any four (4) graduate level courses in mathematics (based on the content preparation of the student). The following are a few examples of these courses:

Ma 204 – Introduction to the Foundations & Structure of Mathematics (3 units)
Ma 206 – Modern Concepts in Mathematics (3 units)
Ma 212 – High School Geometry from an Advanced Viewpoint I (3 units)
Ma 215 – Modern Algebra and Trigonometry (3 units)
Ma 220 – Analysis for Teachers I (3 units)
Ma 221 – Analysis for Teachers II (3 units)
Ma 224 – Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory    (3 units)
Ma 226 – An Introduction to Probability (3 units)
Ma 230 – Elementary Statistics (3 units)
Ma 234 – Elementary Number Theory (3 units)
Ma 240A – Seminar in Teaching Mathematics (3 units)
Ma 240B – Seminar in Topics in Algebra (3 units)
Ma 240F – Seminar in Combinatorics (3 units)                     
Ma 240G – Seminar in Methods of Proof (3 units)
Ma 240H – Seminar in Finite Mathematics (3 units)   
Ma 240J – Seminar in Discrete Mathematics (3 units)
Ma 240K – Seminar in Contemporary Mathematics (3 units)    
Ma 240T – Seminar in Abstract Algebra (3 units)               
Ma 241 – Seminar in Linear and Abstract Algebra (3 units)
 
2. Any one (1) course under any of the following seminar titles:
    

MaE 295c – Strategies on Classroom Teaching in Mathematics (3 units)
MaE 295d – Seminar on Research in Mathematics Education (3 units)
MaE 295h – Seminar on Technology in Mathematics Education (3 units)

                                                                                                                                               
3. Any one (1) course from the following:                                                                          
 
Stat 310 – Basic Statistical Analysis (3 units)
SA 206 – Research Techniques (3 units)                                      
 
III. ELECTIVES (6 units)

Excluding those courses that the student has chosen to pursue under the Field of Concentration, he/she takes additional two (2) graduate level courses in either mathematics or mathematics education. The student may also take at most one 3-unit graduate course offered by the Education Department upon approval of the program adviser and/or Math Department chair.


IV. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS

Upon satisfactory completion of all his/her required and elective courses, the student should formally apply to take a comprehensive examination covering the following topics:

    Mathematics Content   
    Mathematics Education
    Research and Related Fields Examination
 
IV. THESIS (6 units) 

The candidate has to complete four (4) term papers each on some topic in mathematics or on its presentation. These papers will be combined and presented in the form of a thesis.

 




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