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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Teaching Option, M.A.

Master of Arts in Mathematics

(30 UNITS)

The M.A. in Mathematics provides advanced study for students with one or more of the following interests: a Ph.D. program in mathematics or mathematics education, teaching in high school or community college, or using mathematical analysis in government, business or industry. The M.A. program includes a Teaching Option and an Applied Mathematics Option.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information. In addition, applicants are admitted in conditionally classified standing with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better as undergraduate mathematics majors in all upper-division mathematics courses, or a combination of previous coursework and work experience approved as equivalent by the graduate committee of the Mathematics Department.

Classified Standing

A student’s status is changed to classified standing when the following requirements have been met:

  • Completion of all prerequisites and/or deficiencies, including the University Writing Requirement
  • Development of a study plan approved by the Mathematics Department and Academic Programs.

A classified graduate student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all coursework to remain in good standing.

Teaching Option (30 units)

Designed for mathematics teachers, this option requires that at least 18 units must be 500-level mathematics courses. The following coursework must be included:

Additional Information

Each student will be required to take adviser-approved mathematics electives to meet the 30-unit requirement, and pass a set of four comprehensive exams. Comprehensive exams may be taken no more than twice.

Total (30 units)