Mathematics and Statistics Department
MA - Mathematics, Concentration in Mathematics Education
This degree is recommended for secondary school mathematics teachers who want to increase their mathematical competence and their knowledge of the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Requirements for Admission to Classified Standing
Admission requirements to classified standing for this program are the same as for the MA - Mathematics program, except the 18 semester unit requirement is replaced by 21 semester units.
Requirements for Admission to Conditionally Classified Standing
Admission requirements to conditionally classified standing are the same as for the MA - Mathematics program.
Requirements for Admission to Candidacy for the MA - Mathematics, Concentration in Mathematics Education
Requirements are the same as for the MA - Mathematics except that requirement 2 is replaced by: The Qualifying Examination is an individualized written exam on fundamental ideas related to the concentration in Mathematics Education. These ideas are normally covered in MATH 201A, MATH 201B, and MTED 209.
Completing Requirements for the MA - Mathematics, Concentration in Mathematics Education
Both Plan A (with Thesis) and Plan B (with Writing Project) requirements are the same as in the MA Mathematics except the thesis or writing project must be in the field of mathematics education.
The rules for elective units are the same as those for MA - Mathematics
|Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement|
|At SJSU, students must pass the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). For information on the GWAR, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.|
|Requirements of the Masters||30|
|Required Core Courses||21|
|MATH 201A. Mathematics for Secondary Teachers||3|
|MTED 209. Research in Mathematics Education||3|
|Complete twelve units from:|
|MATH 211A. Geometry of Projective Spaces||3|
|MATH 211B. Advanced Topics in Geometry||3|
|MATH 213A. Introduction to Smooth Manifolds||3|
|MATH 213B. Introduction to Riemannian Geometry||3|
|MATH 221A. Higher Algebra I||3|
|MATH 221B. Higher Algebra II||3|
|MATH 226. Theory of Numbers||3|
|MATH 229. Advanced Matrix Theory||3|
|MATH 231A. Real Analysis||3|
|MATH 231B. Functional Analysis||3|
|MATH 233A. Applied Mathematics I||3|
|MATH 234. Advanced Dynamical Systems||3|
|MATH 235. Wavelets and their Applications||3|
|MATH 238. Advanced Complex Variables||3|
|MATH 243A. Advanced Numerical Analysis||3|
|MATH 243B. Advanced Topics in Numerical Analysis||3|
|MATH 243M. Numerical Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 258. Categorical Data Analysis||3|
|MATH 259. Sampling Design and Analysis||3|
|MATH 261A. Regression Theory and Methods||3|
|MATH 261B. Design and Analysis of Experiments||3|
|MATH 263. Stochastic Processes||3|
|MATH 265. Time Series Theory and Methods||3|
|MATH 266. Survival Analysis||3|
|MATH 271A. Mathematical Logic||3|
|MATH 271B. Advanced Mathematical Logic||3|
|MATH 275A. Topology||3|
|MATH 275B. Advanced Topics in Topology||3|
|MATH 279A. Graph Theory||3|
|MATH 279B. Advanced Graph Theory||3|
|MATH 285. Advanced Topics in Mathematics||3|
|Including a one-year sequence|
|100-200 level mathematics courses not to include MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 105, MATH 106, MATH 107A, MATH 107B, MATH 110L, MATH 123, MATH 129A, MATH 133A, MATH 160 or MATH 297.|
|MATH 299. Master's Thesis||3|
|MATH 298. Special Study||3|
The maximum number of upper-division undergraduate units that can be applied toward the master's degree is 6.
Upon completion of the degree requirements, the student must have achieved minimum candidacy and SJSU cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 in order to graduate.