Teaching Fellows Program of Study
CSUN NSF
Teaching Fellows (TFs) who opt to pursue a master's
degree in mathematics may use the following (tentative) schedule as a
sample.
CREDENTIAL/MATH MASTER’S PROGRAM
FOR NSF
TEACHING FELLOWS
SAMPLE (TENTATIVE) SCHEDULE (DEPENDS ON CSUN BUDGET)
Master’s Degree in
Mathematics Option II and Single Subject
Mathematics Teaching Credential (If Master's Degree in Option I is selected, one additional math elective is required.)
 SPRING OR SUMMER

 
 Course 
Units 
 
 SPED
420 (Cred) 
2

 
 HSCI
496ADO (Cred) 
1

 
 AAS/ARMN/CHS
417 ELPS/PAS (Cred) 
3

 
 SED
511 (Cred) FE 
3

 
 SED
514 (Cred) 
3

 

 12

 
 FALL SEMESTER

 SPRING SEMESTER


 Course 
Units 
Course 
Units 
 MATH*

3

MATH*

3

 MATH*

3

MATH*

3

Year 1 
SED
525MA/L (Cred) 
3

SED
521 (Cred) FE 
3

 EPC
420 (Cred) FE 
3

SED
555 (Cred) FE 
6

 SED
554 (Cred) FE 
4

 

 16

 15

 SUMMER 
 
 Course 
Units 
 
 MATH*

3

 
 MATH*

3

 

 6

 
 FALL SEMESTER

 SPRING SEMESTER


 Course 
Units 
Course 
Units 
 MATH*

3

complete master's
degree
 
Year 2 
MATH 698* 
1 
 

 4 
 
*
indicates course required for the master’s degree in math; 
FE
includes field experience component; Cred = Credential course 
TFs' mathematics master’s degree
Option II electives may include up to 9
units of credential coursework chosen
from the following list. (Option I may include up
to 6 units from the list
below.) A. Methods of Teaching
Mathematics (SED 525MA/L, 2/1 units)
Catalog Description: SED
525MA and SED 525MAL must be taken concurrently. Preparatory: MATH
150B or instructor consent. Topics include subject matter selection
and classroom instruction in arithmetic, algebra, geometry,
trigonometry, discrete mathematics and calculus. Restricted to
candidates officially admitted to the credential program or already
possessing a teaching credential. See SED 525 Series.
B. Computers in the
Instructional Program (SED 514, 3 units)
Catalog Description:
Introduction to the instructional uses of the Internet, local
networks, telecommunications, text processing, graphics, desktop
publishing, educational software, electronic reference tools,
teacher support tools, databases, spreadsheets, and other software
applications and related media. Use of such applications to access
and evaluate information, analyze and solve problems, and
communicate with other professionals. Strategies and skills to
enable teachers to prepare their students to be lifelong learners in
an informationbased society. Meets technology education requirement
for the Preliminary Credential. (For Ryan Level I and Level II.)
OR Computers in Mathematics and
Science Teaching (SED 646, 3 units)
Catalog Description:
Preparatory: SED 514 or instructor consent. Design, development, and
use of computerbased curricular resources for the teaching of
science and mathematics. Topics include Internet resources,
simulated experiments, computerassisted instruction, mathematics
tools, graphing calculators, probeware, videomicroscopy, scientific
and mathematical editors, games, scientific databases, programming,
robotics, and more. Review and analysis of research on the use of
technology in science and mathematics education.
C. Language, Literacy, and Learning
in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (SED 521, 3
units)
Catalog Description:
Required for candidates in all single subject teacher basic
credential programs. Focuses on strategies for using reading,
writing, language, and study strategies to promote learning in
middle and high school content area classes for English learners and
all students. Addresses a context for literacy learning, emergent
and developmental instruction, assessment of materials, the
development of literacy lessons related to California subject area
academic content standards and frameworks, and informal and
standardized literacy assessments. Completion of classroombased
activities is required Restricted to candidates officially admitted
to the credential program or already possessing a teaching
credential. 