# Master of Science in Mathematics

## Option in Mathematics Education
for Secondary School Teachers

## --Information for Current Students--

This page is unmaintained and information may be outdated.

Various resources & supports for graduate students are provided by the Graduate Studies Resource Center.

### Policies & Requirements

The CSULB Catalog has a description of the
requirements of the program.

Please see the University Regulations Governing the Master's Degree
for
a list of relevant regulations. Regulations of particular importance
include the following.

1. Of the 30 units in the program:

- at
least 21 units must be completed
at CSULB in
matriculated status or as approved graduate credit earned as a senior.

- at
least 21 units must be completed
in courses
at the 500 and 600 levels.

2. Continuous Enrollment: Maintain continuous
enrollment every spring and fall semester by registering in a course or
in GS 700 or having received an approved educational leave.

3. Maintain at least a 3.0 average in all the courses listed on the
program of study. If you must take a course twice, then both attempts count in your GPA calculation.

### Comprehensive Exams (Comps)

#### General Information

- Unless you are doing the thesis option, you must take and pass
two comps: 1. Math Ed Core (based on MTED 511/512), and 2. A Math Ed
Elective (Algebra, Geometry, Analysis, or Modeling).
- In general, it is best to take comps as soon as you have
completed the required coursework.
- Some preparation materials can be found here.
Please consult with the instructor(s) of the relevant courses for
specific comp advice.

- You get two attempts to pass the comps.

#### Signing up for Comps

- You must advance to candidacy prior to (or at the same time
as) signing up for the comp exams.
- You must be enrolled during the semester that you take comps.
- To sign up, please check with the Graduate Advisor for current procedures.
- When filling out the application form, you should write that your exams
will be "Math Ed Core" and Math Ed _____" where the blank is Algebra,
Geometry, Analysis, or Modeling. Just writing "Algebra", for example,
is a bad idea since there is also an Algebra comp for the pure math
students.

#### Timing of Comps

- Comps are offered during the Spring and Fall semesters.
- Check
with the Graduate Advisor for information about the deadline to sign up
for comprehensive exams. In the past, this has been at noon on the
first
Wednesday of the semester.
- The comp exams are administered from 9 am to 12 noon on the
3rd and 4th Saturdays after the first day of classes.
- The Math Ed Core exam is the first exam. The Math Ed Elective
exam is second.

### Courses

Check out CSULB class schedules here and course descriptions in the catalog

For information about external courses, click here.