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Secondary Mathematics Education

California State University Northridge

12 months
14016 USD/year
14016 USD/year
8472 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in Secondary Mathematics Education at California State University Northridge is designed to prepare secondary mathematics teachers for advancement to mentor teaching, supervision of student teachers, positions as mathematics-teaching specialists or mathematics-department chairpersons, or doctoral study, in addition to becoming more effective teachers.


Program Description

School districts frequently award salary increases to teachers who hold master’s degrees, and master’s degrees are usually required for part-time teaching at the community college or university level.

During the Secondary Mathematics Education program at California State University Northridge, students:
  • Experience and implement innovative mathematics-teaching practices, especially drawing on reform methodology and curricula.
  • Acquire greater fluency with educational technologies, including Internet resources, website development and graphing technologies.
  • Investigate current research in mathematics teaching and learning and how it translates into practice.
  • Conduct applied classroom-based research.
  • Deepen their knowledge and understanding of broad issues, policies and controversies that impact schools in general and mathematics teaching in particular.
  • Develop as leaders in mathematics education through presentations and participation in professional organizations and support networks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Contemporary Mathematics
  • Research in Secondary Education
  • Educational Issues and Implications for Multiethnic Mathematics Classrooms
  • Technology in Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Theory and Research in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics
  • Leadership in Mathematics Education
  • Advanced Research in Mathematics Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the “International Online Application”
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
  • All  secondary-school records 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Teaching credential
  • Two letters of reference.
  • A statement of plans and objectives for graduate study.
  • Submission of a completed application to CSUN via Cal State Apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14016 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14016 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14016 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14016 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8472 USD per year during 12 months.

Yearly tuition fee for seven or more units per semester.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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