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Upon successful completion of the MS major in Mathematics Education Program, the graduate will be able to:
GS 500 – St. Thomas and Critical Thinking
As the philosophical foundation of Research Methodology, it is a study of the principles of and skills in critical thinking according to St. Thomas Aquinas in the three areas of mental cognition: simple apprehension, judgment, and reasoning; and of common fallacies towards the acquisition of the art of argumentation.
GS 501 – Research Methodology
The student is introduced to research concepts relevant to Biology Education. Discussions center on how to prepare a thesis emphasizing choice of title, statement of the problem, sources of data, analysis and evaluation of information gathered among others. Course output is a thesis proposal. Reviews the UST-GS Thesis Writing Guide Booklet.
EDM 702 – Psychology of Human Growth and Development
The growth stages in human life, the dimensions of growth, and the learning tasks to be developed at each stage.
EDM 705 – Philosophy of Education
This course deals with the study of major philosophies of education that have significantly influenced educational practices. It studies questions that concern philosophers of education and try to define clearly the philosophical terms that assist in the understanding of educational theories. The students are expected to develop the ability to practice philosophical thinking about educational issues. There will be a two-way approach, on one hand, to trace the philosophical base of some educational practices and on the other hand, to discover the consequences of philosophical thought in the practice of education. To study the branches of philosophy that provide education its foundations. A the outset, an analysis of the reality of education will be made based on St. Thomas Aquinas; philosophical thinking.
EDM 708- Trends and Practices in Curriculum Development
A study of concepts, foundations, theories, principles, competing models, paradigms, and processes underlying the technical and practical aspects of curriculum planning. Engages students in curriculum planning procedures that allow them to build theories, create visions, and manage strategies for attaining them in the light of both fundamental and contemporary curriculum thoughts and action and institutional changes. Significant researches and fundamental issues, problems, concerns, and future directions in the field of curriculum planning and changes are analyzed and synthesized.
EDM 710 – Instructional Materials Preparation & Instrumentation
A theory and practice-based course that deals specifically with both macro and micro level instructional designs in both educational and training settings. Focus is on the development of competencies in the four components: analysis, design, development and evaluation.
EDM 711 – Educational Diagnosis
The assessment of instructional results to identify learner strengths and disabilities: analysis of assessment results and corrective measures.
EDM 715 – Instructional Design
The politics of education in relation to the community; analysis of the input-throughput-output relationships between educational institutions and their service communities.
MATH 610- Statistics & Probability
Elements of descriptive and inferential statistics, frequency distributions, graphic representations, measures of central tendency and variability, techniques for handling counted data, normal probability curve, the testing significance of the difference between means, basic indices of correlation, and experimental design.
MATH 620- Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
Linear equations, vector spaces, linear dependence, bases and coordinate systems, linear transformation and matrices, the canonical form of matrices, similarity, and eigenvalue reduction of quadratic forms.
MATH 630 – Ordinary Differential Equations
First Order and Second Order differential equations; Bessel’s equation; Legendre’s equation; Hypergeometric equation; Boundary Value problems.
MATH 635 – Numerical Analysis
Difference operators; iteration for systems of equations; linear difference equations; divided differences; interpolation; numerical integration; numerical solutions of differential equations; computerized methods in numerical analysis.
MATH 720-Abstract Algebra
Algebraic systems and their morphemes including groups, rings, fields, modules, and categories.
MATH 77 4 – Calculus
This involves a study on variable functions – polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic – with the associated algebra and geometry. The concepts of limits, continuity, derivative, extreme, curve plotting, Mean Value Theorem, and integrals are developed and applied.
MATH 775 – Special Topics
Updates and current topics in mathematics education.
Written Comprehensive Exams
Thesis Writing I
Thesis Writing II
Thesis Writing III