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 Secondary Teaching
This specialization is designed to strengthen the mathematical background of secondary teachers, while providing coursework to better understand the learning and teaching of mathematics in grades 7-12. Students should have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in mathematics before entering the program.