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Master of Science in Mathematics Education
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The Master of Science in Mathematics Education is a fully-online, 30-unit summer start program that provides a unique opportunity for those interested in advancing their professional development.

• Are you a current math teacher wanting to advance your professional skills?
• Do you desire to deepen and broaden your understanding of mathematics and mathematics education?
• Do you want to develop your understanding of math education research and its relationship to practice?
• Are you interested in upgrading your skills as a teacher and leader?

If this sounds like you, we invite you to consider the master’s in Math Education.

Program Features

• A 30-unit, cohort model program which can be completed in 2 years.
• Online classes are designed to fit a teacher's schedule. Working professionals who are part-time students typically take an extra semester or two.
• Graduates are qualified to teach at the community college level.

Program Curriculum & Timeline

TermCourse(s)Units
Summer '21MTHE 602 – Equitable Access to Mathematics in the Secondary Classroom
MATH 610-660 or 698: Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers 
3
3
Fall '21MTHE 601 – Intro to Research in Mathematics Education3
Spring '22MATH 610-660 or 698: Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers3
Summer '22MTHE 680: Methods of Research in Mathematics Education
MATH 610-660 or 698: Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
3
3
Fall '22MATH 610-660 or 698: Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
MTHE 690: Thesis/Project Writing Seminar
3
3
Spring '23MATH 610-660 or 698: Topics in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
MATH 699T/P: Master’s Project/Thesis
3
3
 Total Units: 30 

For More Information

Speak with Our Coordinator

Pamela Morrell, Graduate Coordinator
530-898-3487 | pmorrell@csuchico.edu

Apply to the Program

• Complete the graduate program application on Cal State Apply by May 1. Please note that you are applying to "Fall" even though classes begin in summer.

⇒ Since it's a lengthy application, the Office of Graduate Studies has provided some helpful videos to walk you through the application process. 

• If you live outside of California, please verify our online programs are available in your state. There are many states where it is cost prohibitive for Chico State to offer online courses and degree programs.

• To withdraw from the program, contact the Graduate Coordinator and Regional & Continuing Education.

Fees & Financial Aid

• Per unit fee is $480 (subject to change).
Financial Aid Information
Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

For additional information about the program, visit the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website.

Class Registration

• Spring class registration begins November 1
• Summer class registration begins April 1
• Fall class registration begins July 1

Class registration and/or drop requests are processed through Regional & Continuing Education (RCE). Register online from the MS Math Ed Course Registration page, or contact RCE at 530-898-6105 or rce@csuchico.edu. More about Adds, Drops & Refunds.