Master of Science, major in Mathematics Education

Master of Science, major in Mathematics Education

Offered by the Graduate School

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Goals and Objectives

The Graduate School commits itself to develop: 

  1. Competent professionals who, inspired by the ideals of St. Antoninus of Florence, promote excellence in the production, advancement, and transmission of specialized knowledge and skills in the sciences, the arts, and community service; 
  2. Scholarly researchers and creative thinkers who, kindled by St. Thomas Aquinas’s ardour for truth, aspire to become fonts of intellectual creativity and, in their quest for quality research, are proficient and critical in assessing and communicating information in various fields that impact the professions, the Church, the nation, and the global community; 
  3. Professional Christian leaders who, touched by St. Dominic de Guzman’s apostolic fire and warmed by Mary’s motherly care, articulate ethics and truth, high level of moral maturity in resolving issues and promoting social justice and compassion for the poor, and care for the environment; 
  4. Globally engaged citizens who, with ardent advocacy for life, promote a deeper understanding of tolerance and justice as well as linguistic, religious, and cultural diversities as a result of precise evaluation of modern problems and inquiries; 
  5. Committed scholars who, nurtured by the dogmas of Christian faith and values, are dedicated to the pursuit of truth through the promotion of an intellectual culture that values academic rigor and freedom of scientific investigations; and 
  6. Lifelong learners who, empowered by St. Antoninus of Florence’s zeal for learning, are committed to the advancement of a higher culture through a continuous search for intellectual inquiries and new knowledge as well as faithfulness to Catholic intellectual traditions. 
Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the MS major in Mathematics Education Program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the conveyance of mathematical concepts in a clear concise manner in both written and oral form
  2. Demonstrate critical and creative problem-solving in mathematics through the application of mathematical techniques and research activities in the academe
  3. Demonstrate the application of mathematical concepts to address relevant issues in environmental protection, conservation, utilization of natural resources for sustainable and ethical use.
  4. Demonstrate engagement in conducting individual and group-oriented activities in the field, classroom or laboratory setting
  5. Demonstrate the generation of new knowledge in the field of mathematics through research and analysis of given data and information
  6. Demonstrate the continuous search for knowledge through scientific inquiry and research in the field of mathematics

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Program Curriculum

Pre-Requisite Courses

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. 

Core Courses

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.

Major Courses

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.

Summary of Program Requirements
Degree Requirements
Prerequisite Courses
Core Courses
Major Courses
Cognate Courses
Written Comprehensive Exams
      Thesis Writing I
      Thesis Writing II
      Thesis Writing III