In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic Requirements for Master’s Degrees, the students must complete a graduate program of at least 30 units, 24 of which must be from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. At least 15 of the 24 must be 600- and 700-numbered courses. A student’s program must be prepared in conference with and approved by the graduate adviser.
The two specializations leading to the Master of Arts for teaching service require completion of a specific pattern of graduate units described below.
Advancement to Candidacy
All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees. In addition, students seeking the Master of Arts degree for teaching service must have passed a qualifying examination in mathematics education.
Specialization in Mathematics for Community College Teaching
This specialization is designed to satisfy the requirements for teaching service at the community college level. Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (or equivalent) before entering the program and completed six units selected from MATH 320, MATH 330, or MATH 524. MATH 524 can be taken prior to entering the program or as part of the 30-unit degree requirement.