Ignite and sustain your excitement about mathematics and learning with FPU’s master of arts in education with an emphasis in mathematics education. This program, designed for multiple subject teachers, provides a deeper understanding of the key mathematical concepts encountered at elementary and middle school grade levels, and how to teach these concepts effectively. Candidates gain both content knowledge and an understanding of how to foster interest in math among students of varying abilities and backgrounds.
- Small class size
- Special program designed for non-math majors who are multiple subject teachers
- Scholarships available
- Transfer in a maximum of 3 graduate units
Graduates gain a deeper understanding of the key mathematical concepts encountered at their grade level and how to teach these concepts effectively. Successful graduates of this program have become district math coordinators or math instructors at the community college level.
Christopher Brownell, Ph.D.
Manjula Peter Joseph, Ph.D.
- Application form and fee
- Orientation interview with program director
- Statement of intent
- One current professional reference form
- Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
- Letter of explanation if your GPA is under 3.0
Required Courses (30 Units)
Master of Arts Core (required for both options)
|ED 779||Values in School and Society||3|
|EDRH 794||Thesis Introduction and Literature Review||3|
|EDRH 795||Research Methods in Education||3|
|EDRH 796||Thesis Completion||1|
Elementary-Middle School Option
Select electives from the following courses
|MTHE 721||Puzzles and Problem Solving||2|
|MTHE 743||Arithmetic of Rational Number Systems: Content and Pedagogy||2|
|MTHE 751||Informal Geometry: Content and Pedagogy||2|
|MTHE 753||Concepts of Algebra: Content and Pedagogy||2|
|MTHE 755||Probability and Statistics: Content and Pedagogy (middle School Emphasis)||2|
|MTHE 765||History of Mathematics||2|
|MSER 775||Research Team||1 - 2|
* May be repeated with program director approval