Teaching Mathematics Master of Arts Degree

Prepare 21st Century Students for Their Future

  • Focuses upon effective pedagogies from the real world context of teaching subject matter curriculum.
  • Inquires into current issues, trends, and research in math education in the context of meeting the learning needs of diverse student populations.
  • Plan of study addresses practices that promote social justice and equity. 
  • Develops innovative math educators who are confident leaders in their field.
  • Project work focuses on engaging and meeting the learning needs of at-risk urban youth.
  • Program designed to meet the needs of working educators who desire to support students to “fulfill personal ambitions and career goals in an ever-changing world” (NCTM, 2000).

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does this degree allow you to do?

  • Become an innovative, confident math educator with focus on effective models from the real world context of teaching subject matter curriculum.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards through the development of an electronic portfolio.

 What are the unique features of Touro's Mathematics program?

  • Programs run on site in your district for most cohorts one night per week.
  • Touro recognizes the prior graduate work you did to become credentialed. With a valid California Teaching Credential, 18 units earns a Master's degree.
  • Cohort model used with strong support network and accessibility to instructors.

 How long does the program take?

  • One year to complete the 18 unit program and 5 semesters to complete the 30 unit program.

 How much does it cost?

  • For the 18-19 academic year: 18 units x $605 per unit=$10,890 or 30 units x $605 per unit=$18,150
  • Books=$300; no software needed
  • Financial aid is available
  • Tuition and Fees posted here: LINK

 Can you transfer credits to the program?

  • Up to 12 credits can be transferred, upon department approval.

 Location of classes?

  • Classes are held locally in your school districts, when cohorts can be formed. Otherwise, we find a location near you.

 When do classes meet?

  • Classes meet once per week, from 4:30 to 9 PM.

18 Unit Credential Completion Option – One Year to Complete

Up to 12 units of prior Graduate course work may be transferred into the Master's from a Teacher Credential preparation program. 


9 Units in Math Emphasis:

Courses Include:

EDUC 734: Mathematics Seminar: The Differentiated Classroom
EDUC 729: Math Lab:  Assessment and Intervention
EDUC 735: Advanced Mathematics Seminar
EDUC 783: Assessing Mathematical Understanding

9 Units of Research: 

EDUC 710: Introduction to Research for Educators
EDUC 716: Reading/Writing Educational Literature
EDUC 795: Master’s Thesis/Project Seminar

12 Units of Teacher Preparation Course Work:

These courses are selected in consultation with your program adviser.
They are electives and exempt from the Credential completion program.


Pamela Redmond, Ed.D
Professor & Chair of Graduate Studies