**The Single Subject Matter Preparation
Program in Mathematics
Course requirements for the Single Subject Matter Preparation
Program, 49-50 units, in conjunction with the Professional
Education Program, leads to a Single Subject Teaching
Credential.**

In most majors, candidates for this credential will normally fulfill the

single subject matter preparation program by completing the appropriate

education option in the major. Any exceptions to this procedure are noted

at the end of this section. In addition to the single subject matter preparation

program, completion of an additional professional education program

is required to qualify for a California teaching credential. Professional

education (credential) programs are available through the School of Education.

For prerequisites and other admission requirements to professional

education programs, see the “Education” chapter of this catalog.

Your departmental credential advisor is responsible for verifying that

the subject matter preparation program has been completed. If you are

interested in obtaining a teaching credential, confer with the appropriate

credential advisor early in your University career. Department credential

advisors can assist you in planning an educational program that meets

both major and credential requirements.

Subject matter preparation requirements are governed by state legislative

action and approval of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Requirements may change between catalogs. Please consult with your

departmental credential advisor for current information.

The Option in Mathematics Education and the core program, both

described previously, along with a professional education program, fulfill

all requirements for the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in

Mathematics.

in Mathematics Education

The MS in Mathematics Education is a 30-unit summer program that provides

an opportunity for secondary mathematics teachers to advance their

professional development by:

1. deepening and broadening their understanding of mathematics and of

mathematics education;

2. developing their understanding of mathematics education research and

its relationship to practice; and

3. developing their skills as teacher leaders in mathematics education.

A minimum of three consecutive summers of enrollment is required.

Continuous enrollment is also required, and is defined as enrollment in

each summer term once the program is begun. Adjunct enrollment is

required for any summer the candidate does not enroll in courses. A maximum

of 9 semester units of transfer and/or CSU Chico Open University

course work may be applied toward the degree.

All requirements for the degree are to be completed within seven years of

the end of the semester of enrollment in the oldest course applied toward

the degree. See “Graduate Education” in the University Catalog for complete

details on general degree requirements.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics does not admit students to

conditionally classified status.

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or an equivalent

approved by the Office of Graduate Studies.

2. Course work equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in mathematics approved

by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

3. State certification to teach secondary mathematics.

4. Satisfactory grade point average as specified in “Admission to Master’s

Degree Programs” in the University Catalog.

5. The personal characteristics which are conducive to
academic and

professional success, such as maturity, motivation, interpersonal skills,

leadership and breadth of experience as reported in two letters of
recommendation.

The two letters should be from those who know the student’s

work, preferably one from a faculty member from a mathematics department

and one from the secondary teaching profession.

6. The motivation to pursue graduate study in mathematics education as

evidenced in a two-page written statement describing experience, purpose,

and career goals.

7. Approval by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the

Office of Graduate Studies.

**Advancement to Candidacy:
**

In addition to the requirements listed above:

1. Completion of 9 semester units of course work in residence, including

MTHE 601 and one course from MATH 610-660, Topics in Mathematics

for Teachers.

2. Formation of the Graduate Advisory Committee.

3. Development of a program of course work approved by the Graduate

Advisory Committee Chair and the Graduate Coordinator.

4. A minimum grade point average of 3.0.

1. Completion of an approved program consisting of 30 units of

400/500/600-level courses as indicated below. At least 21 units must be in

600-level courses.

15 units selected from:

MATH | 610 | Math Topics: Analysis | 3.0 Inq |

Prerequisites: Admission to the master’s program in mathematics education or instructor permission. | |||

MATH | 620 | Math Topics: Geometry | 3.0 Inq |

Prerequisites: Admission to the master’s program in mathematics education or instructor permission. | |||

MATH | 630 | Math Topics: Foundations/Math | 3.0 Inq |

Prerequisites: Admission to the master’s program in mathematics education or instructor permission. | |||

MATH | 633 | Math Topics: Number Theory | 3.0 Inq |

Prerequisites: Admission to the master’s program in mathematics education or instructor permission. | |||

MATH | 635 | Math Topics: Discrete Math | 3.0 Inq |

Prerequisites: Admission to the master’s program in mathematics education or instructor permission. | |||

MATH | 637 | Math Topics: History of Math | 3.0 Inq |

Prerequisites: Admission to the master’s program in mathematics education or instructor permission. | |||

MATH | 640 | Math Topics: Modern Algebra | 3.0 Inq |

Prerequisites: Admission to the master’s program in mathematics education or instructor permission | |||

MATH | 650 | Math Topics: Probability/Stats | 3.0 Inq |

Prerequisites: Admission to the master’s program in mathematics education or instructor permission. | |||

MATH | 660 | Math Topics: Math Modeling | 3.0 Inq |

Prerequisites: Admission to the master’s program in mathematics education or instructor permission. | |||

MATH | 698 | Grad Advanced Topics in Math | 1.0-3.0 FS |

Other 400/500/600-level courses may be selected if approved by the Graduate Coordinator |

**Mathematics Education Research Courses: 6 units
2 courses required:**

MTHE | 601 | Research in Math Education | 3.0 SM |

Prerequisites: Admission to a master’s degree program in mathematics education or permission of instructor. | |||

MTHE | 680 | Res Methods in Science Educ | 3.0 Inq |

Prerequisites: MTHE 601, admission to master’s degree
program in mathematics education or science teaching. This course is also offered as NSCT 680. |

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

EDMA | 610 | Intro to Inquiry in Education | 3.0 FS |

Prerequisites: Experience using computers, faculty permission. |