The Master of Arts degree in education with a concentration in K-8 mathematics education is designed to provide teachers a deeper understanding of issues in learning and teaching mathematics in grades K-8, and increased knowledge of current trends, research, and assessment in mathematics education. Students can expect to acquire new perspectives and skills about mathematics teaching, specialized knowledge of children’s mathematical understanding, and preparation for leadership among teachers in mathematics teaching.
Applicant must have at least one year of teaching experience or consent of program coordinator, and must file an application for admission to both the university and the K-8 mathematics education program. Successful applicants must demonstrate personal, professional, and academic potential for success in this program. For specific admission criteria see the K-8 Mathematics Education Master of Arts program website at http://coe.sdsu.edu/departments/MathEd/master.htm.