Graduate College of Education

Image: Photos of SF State students and scenes from around campus

Home > Elementary Education > Master of Arts in Education > Mathematics

 

Masters of Arts in Mathematics

 

Overview

 

A Masters Degree in Education with a Concentration in Mathematics Education at San Francisco State University has been in place since 1995. This degree program was created with the help of a State Eisenhower Grant to promote teacher-leaders, knowledgeable in mathematics content and pedagogy, for teaching mathematics to all students.

 

This program was developed with the needs of full-time classroom teachers in mind. Teachers will work together to:

  • Increase their knowledge of mathematics
  • Investigate current classroom practices
  • Examine current issues in mathematics education
  • Study and practice leadership skills.

 

Admission Requirements

 

click here for the Master of Arts Application Process

 

Additional requirements:

 

  • Possession of an elementary or secondary education teaching credential with at least two years of teaching experience.

 

Written English Proficiency Requirement

 

Level 1: Met by successfully completing the Graduate Essay Test (GET). The GET will be administered each semester, one week before instruction begins. Information about the test and testing dates are online at http://www.sfsu.edu/~testing/get.html, or contact the Testing Center at (415) 338-2271.

 

The requirements for a supplementary authorization to teach mathematics at the middle school level will be met by teachers with multiple subject credentials.

 

COURSES

 

Education Courses K-12

 

EED/SED 761 (3 units)
School Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

EED/SED 807 (3 units)
Leadership Development In Math Education

 

EED/SED 856 (3 units)
Assessing Mathematical Thinking

 

EED/SED 796 (3 units)
Analyzing Cases of Math Teaching

 

ISED 797 (3 units)
Seminar in Educational Research

 

EED/SED 895 (3 units)
Field Study

 

Math Courses K-8

 

MATH 575 (3 units)
Mathematics in the Middle School Classroom

 

MATH 576 (3 units)
Math in Middle Schools II

 

MATH 577 (3 units)
Math in Middle Schools III

 

MATH 365 (3 units)
Advanced Number Systems

 

Math Courses 7-12

 

Choose 4 from the following list:

 

MATH 577 (3 units)
Math in the Middle School III

 

MATH 300 (3 units)
History of Mathematics

 

MATH 301 (4 units)
Exploration and Proof

 

MATH 324 (3 units)
Probability and Statistics with Computing

 

MATH 325 (3 units)
Linear Algebra

 

MATH 330 (3 units)
Discrete Mathematics

 

MATH 350 (3 units)
Geometry

 

 

Department of Elementary Education and Mathematics Department

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Dr. Halcyon Foster halcyon@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-3342

 

Dr. Judith Kysh jkysh@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-2121

 

 

San Francisco State University
College of Education
Department of Elementary Education BH 179

1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

SF State Home