The latest of many efforts by California State University, Hayward to improve math instruction is under way as teachers from schools throughout the Bay Area begin a new master's degree program in mathematics.
Cal State Hayward math professors are encouraged by the response from K-12 school districts to the university's first courses in its new master of science degree in mathematics.
"Math teachers want and need all the support they can get," said CSUH assistant math professor Kevin Callahan. "This program will introduce them to new content, the state's new standards, and the use of technology and the Internet in teaching math."
Callahan and colleague Kathy Hann concluded that since high school math teachers are required to take professional development units to retain their credential, they could take advantage of the CSUH program and earn a graduate degree in their field.
For many teachers, the master's degree could also mean an increase in salary, Callahan said.
Teachers taking two classes a quarter could earn a master's degree in two years. The first courses in the new program offered this fall are Geometry for Teachers, Analysis for Teachers, and Mathematics in the Sciences.
For more information, contact the CSUH Math Department at (510) 885-3414.
Cal State Hayward also supports a number of other efforts to improve math instruction and learning:
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