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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 single subject teachers, provides a deeper understanding of the key mathematical concepts encountered at the secondary level, and how to teach these concepts effectively. The program emphasizes a deep and broad understanding of math taught at the high school level.


  • Small class size
  • Allows graduates to teach at the community college level
  • Special program designed for single subject teachers
  • Scholarships available

Career opportunities

Successful graduates of this program have become district math coordinators or math instructors at the community college level.

Program director

Christopher Brownwell, Ph.D.
Christopher Brownell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics and STEM Education

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview with program director
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Letter of explanation if your GPA is under 3.0

Course listing

Required Courses (33 Units)

Master Of Arts Core
ED-771Research Methodology3
ED-779Values in School and Society3
MED-798Project/Thesis Proposal1
MED-799Project/Thesis Mathematics Education3

Select from the following courses:

MTHE-724*Problem Solving in Mathematics2
MTHE-757Contemporary Mathematics3
MTHE-761Advanced Geometry3
MTHE-762Advanced Algebra3
MTHE-763Probability and Statistics3
MTHE-764Discrete Mathematics2
MTHE-765History of Mathematics2
MTHE-786*Topics in Math Education2
EDUC-775**Research Team I, II, III1

* May be repeated with program director approval
** Taken three times for a total of 3 units