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School of Teacher Education

School of Teacher Education

Master of Arts
In Various Concentrations

Master of Arts in Teaching

Concentration in K-8 Mathematics Education

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Program Overview

We seek elementary and middle school teachers of mathematics who are interested in exploring how to teach and learn mathematics more effectively. You do not need to be a math whiz to join the program. You do, however, need to have an interest in furthering your knowledge of the mathematical ideas in the K-8 curriculum, how children think about mathematics, how math instruction can empower all children rather than an elite few, and how research can improve instruction. The program consists of 30 units of coursework, although you may apply 6 units of graduate coursework (including graduate credential coursework) completed within the past five years. 

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What are the unifying mathematical ideas behind the K-8 mathematics curriculum?
  •  How can mathematics be empowering for all children rather than an elite few?
  • How do children (as opposed to adults) think about mathematics?
  • What are the implications of the Common Core Standards in Mathematics on teaching practices?
  • What does it mean to have a deep understanding of mathematics?
  • How can we effectively assess our students' understandings?
  • How can research improve our instruction?
  • What mathematics education issues are being discussed locally, nationally and internationally?  

 
"This program was the best integrated program of classes I have ever taken. 
 
Because of this integration I was able to learn more and understand more in my classroom."
 
~Program Graduate 



Frequently Asked Questions

[+] Who should apply for this program?
[+] What are the program goals?
[+] Who are the program faculty?
[+] What are the program courses and when will I take these courses?
[+] I am a full-time teacher. Will I be able to complete this program?
[+] Are there easier or faster ways to complete my Master of Arts degree in Education?
[+] I am also considering pursuing a Master of Arts degree from the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at San Diego State University. What is the difference between these two programs?
[+] What are tuition costs?
[+] Am I eligible for financial aid or scholarships?
[+] What are the major components that are required to complete this program?
[+] Do I have to take the GRE?
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