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MS MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (non-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  (24 units)

1.      Any five (5) 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 two (2) courses 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 295e – Seminar on Testing and Evaluation in Mathematics (3 units)
MaE 295h – Seminar on Technology in Mathematics Education (3 units)
MaE 295p – Seminar on Psychology of Mathematics Instruction (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 EXAMINATIONS

 
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
 

V.  NON-THESIS PRACTICUM (6 units)

1.      After the student hurdles the comprehensive examination, he/she will be eligible for practicum.

 2.      Students should be registered for practicum following the guidelines below.  Under the guidance of the Program Adviser, a student undertakes practicum in one of the following areas: 

 2.1    An action research that includes a project proposal and an oral defense of proposal, collection of data, and analysis and reporting of data.

 2.2    A project that involves the development of 3 sets of teaching materials  following a module format.  A demonstration of the use of one set in an actual classroom setting will also be required.





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