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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts for Teachers: Mathematics


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Program Coordinator
Mike Lundin
Bouillon Hall, room 108D

The master of arts for Mathematics Teaching Program has been structured mainly for middle school and high school mathematics teachers. It also may prepare a student for community college teaching and for advanced study in mathematics education. Sequencing of the required coursework is minimal and makes it possible in most cases to complete all the requirements for the degree in three consecutive summer sessions.

Admission Requirements: In addition to general regulations for admission to master’s programs, the department prefers that a student has earned a baccalaureate degree with a major in mathematics or equivalent from an accredited college or university. A student with a baccalaureate degree with a major other than mathematics may be admitted to the graduate program upon the recommendation and permission of the chair of the mathematics department. Any deficiencies for regular admission must be removed during the first year of graduate study.

Applicants should have one year of teaching experience certified by an appropriate school official.

Program: The student shall complete at least 46 credits as outlined in an approved course of study filed with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

Project, Thesis
The choice among a written report, field study, or other project, or a formal research problem in mathematics or mathematics education which results in a thesis based upon the student’s goals, in close consultation with the student’s graduate committee.

Mathematics Department Graduate Information


College of the Sciences
Ellensburg
Bouillon Hall, room 108
Mail Stop 7424
509-963-2103
Fax: 509-963-3226
www.cwu.edu/math
    See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
Chair

Stuart Boersma, PhD

Professors
Christine Black, PhD, mathematics education
Stuart F. Boersma, PhD, differential geometry, general relativity
Yvonne Chueh, PhD, actuarial science, statistics
Timothy Englund, PhD, group theory, representation theory, statistics
James D. Harper, PhD, harmonic analysis
Dominic Klyve, PhD, computational number theory, history of mathematics, statistics
Scott M. Lewis, PhD, mathematics education, history of mathematics
Cen-Tsong Lin, PhD, probability and mathematical statistics, actuarial science
Michael Lundin, PhD, mathematics education
Aaron Montgomery, PhD, topology, algebra
Mark Oursland, EdD, mathematics education
Teri Willard, EdD, mathematics education

Associate Professors
James Bisgard, PhD, analysis
Jonathan Fassett, PhD, topology, dynamical systems
Kathryn Temple, PhD, actuarial science, probability

Assistant Professor
Jean Marie Linhart, PhD, applied mathematics
Janet Shiver, PhD, mathematics education
Brandy Wiegers, PhD, applied mathematics

Senior Lecturers
Richard Trudgeon, MA, administration and curriculum

Lecturers
Molly Andaya, MAT, mathematics
Tim Brown, MAT, mathematics
Jim Miller, MAT, mathematics
Thad O’Dell, MAT, mathematics
Andrew Richards, ME, mathematics
Stephen Stein, PhD, educational administration
Tyler Suronen, MS, mathematics
Frank Underdown, PhD, physics
Drewcilla Walter, MS, mathematics

Staff
Brenda Bland, secretary

Master of Arts for Teachers: Mathematics
Program Coordinator

Mike Lundin
Bouillon Hall, room 108D

The master of arts for Mathematics Teaching Program has been structured mainly for middle school and high school mathematics teachers. It also may prepare a student for community college teaching and for advanced study in mathematics education. Sequencing of the required coursework is minimal and makes it possible in most cases to complete all the requirements for the degree in three consecutive summer sessions.

Admission Requirements: In addition to general regulations for admission to master’s programs, the department prefers that a student has earned a baccalaureate degree with a major in mathematics or equivalent from an accredited college or university. A student with a baccalaureate degree with a major other than mathematics may be admitted to the graduate program upon the recommendation and permission of the chair of the mathematics department. Any deficiencies for regular admission must be removed during the first year of graduate study.

Applicants should have one year of teaching experience certified by an appropriate school official.

Program: The student shall complete at least 46 credits as outlined in an approved course of study filed with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

Project, Thesis
The choice among a written report, field study, or other project, or a formal research problem in mathematics or mathematics education which results in a thesis based upon the student’s goals, in close consultation with the student’s graduate committee.

College of the Sciences Information


Administration and Organization

Dean
Tim Englund, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Mike Harrod (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Martha Kurtz, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Staff
Brad Weekly, development officer
Velma Henry, administrative assistant
Cindy Klein, fiscal specialist
Janis Orthmann, administrative assistant
Colleen Falconer, program coordinator
Dannica Price, event coordinator

Mail Stop 7519
509-963-1866
Fax: 509-963-1977
www.cwu.edu/sciences

The College of the Sciences (COTS) is comprised of 13 departments and 12 interdisciplinary programs representing disciplines in the behavioral, natural, and social sciences, and mathematics. The departments and programs of the college offer undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, minors that supplement other degree programs, and a comprehensive range of service coursework. As an essential part of its mission, the college offers an extensive general education curriculum. The departments play a major role in Central’s Teacher Certification Programs, offering bachelors and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific content and methods.

Departments within the college are committed to teaching excellence, active engagement by faculty in research, scholarship and professional service activities, student involvement in research, community service, and employing practical applications of academic specializations.
 

Departments
All departments offer baccalaureate degree programs and, in some cases, minors, educational specialist degrees and master’s degrees. In addition to consulting department/program headings in this catalog, students are encouraged to contact individual departments and program offices directly.

Anthropology and Museum Studies: Kathleen Barlow, PhD, Dean Hall, room 356, 509-963-3201
Biological Sciences: James Johnson, PhD, Science Building, room 338, 509-963-2731
Chemistry: Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, Science Building, room 302, 509-963-2811
Computer Science: Aaron Montgomery, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 219, 509-963-1495
Geography: John Bowen, PhD, Dean Hall, room 301, 509-963-1188
Geological Sciences: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
Law and Justice: James Huckabay, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 300, 509-963-3208
Mathematics: Stuart Boersma, PhD, Bouillon Hall, room 108, 509-963-2103
Physics: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Lind Hall, room 201A, 509-963-2727
Political Science: Todd Schaefer, PhD, Psychology Building, room 415, 509-963-2408
Psychology: Stephanie Stein, PhD, Psychology Building, room 421, 509-963-2381
Science Education: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Science Building, room 107, 509-963-2929
Sociology: Delores Cleary, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 409, 509-963-1305

Interdisciplinary Programs
These programs offer specialized coursework, interdisciplinary baccalaureate majors or minors, master’s degrees or research, and public service functions.

American Indian Studies: Toni Culjak, PhD, Language and Literature, room 408D, 509-963-1531
Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education: Martha Kurtz, PhD, Dean Hall, room 130, 509-963-2135
Environmental Studies: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
or Pam McMullin-Messier, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 441, 509-963-2222
Ethnic Studies: Nelson Pichardo, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 440, 509-963-1348
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences: Steve Schepman, PhD, Psychology Building, room 429, 509-963-2389
Museum of Culture and Environment: Mark Auslander, PhD, Dean Hall, room 334, 509-963-3209
Primate Behavior and Ecology Program: Lori Sheeran, PhD, Dean Hall, room 335, 509-963-1434
Resource Management Program: Karl Lillquist, PhD, Dean Hall, room 319, 509-963-1184
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP): Lucinda Carnell, PhD, Science, room 338G, 509-963-2821
Women’s and Gender Studies: Judith Hennessey, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 436, 509-963-1574

Affiliated Centers and Institutes
Center for Spatial Information and Research: Anthony Gabriel, PhD, Dean Hall, room 320, 509-963-1166
Center for the Environment: Anne Johnasen, PhD, Science, room 207D, 509-963-2164
Central Washington Archaeological Survey, Anthropology: Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, Dean Hall, room 340, 509-963-2075
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center: Heath Marrs, PhD, Psychology Building, room 346, 509-963-2349
or Elizabeth Haviland, PhD, Psychology Building, room 118, 509-963-2371
Geodesy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) Data Analysis Facility: Tim Melbourne, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 110A, 509-963-2799
Health Career Resources: Keith Monosky, PhD, Dorothy Purser Hall, room 108, 509-963-1145

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