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San Diego State University


Masters Programs

The first program listed below is part of the Master of Arts program in the College of Education's School of Teacher Education. Faculty members involved with both masters programs are also members of CRMSE.

K-12 Mathematics and Science Education

Program overview: We seek K-12 teachers who are interested in exploring how to teach math and/or science more effectively. You do not need to be a math or science expert to join the program. You do, however, need to have an interest in furthering your knowledge of math and science ideas in the K-12 curriculum, how children think about math and science, how math and science instruction can empower all children rather than an elite few, and how research can improve instruction.

Program Highlights

This program:

  • provides the opportunity to reflect on and enhance your math and/or science teaching,
  • offers the option to add on Foundational Credentials in Mathematics and Science,
  • is designed for practicing teachers. Coursework connects directly to your classroom, and
  • spans four semesters (2 years) and no summer classes.

For more information on the K-12 Mathematics and Science Education program, click here.

Master of Arts in Teaching Service (MATS)

Offered through the Mathematics Education division of the Department of Mathematics, the Master of Arts in Teaching Service (MATS) program offers two specializations: community college teaching and secondary school teaching.  The community college specialization is designed for students with strong undergraduate preparation in mathematics and may be used to satisfy the requirements for teaching at the community college level. The secondary school specialization is designed to strengthen the mathematical background of secondary teachers, while providing course work to better understand the learning and teaching of mathematics in grades 7-12. For more information, visit the MATS program website.