The mathematics education Master’s program emphasizes the development of mathematics pedagogy as well as knowledge of mathematics education research. The program is designed for in-service teachers wishing to take additional course work or working towards a Master’s degree in mathematics education, students wishing to pursue a Master’s and certification to teach in mathematics education, and students wishing to obtain a Master’s degree in mathematics education in order to continue into a doctoral program. The program is comprised of a minimum of 30 credits of coursework in three major areas: Mathematics Education, Mathematics, and Research.
In mathematics education, students engage in courses that address the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics as described by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2000).
Core Courses (required for all students):
Select at least two of the following mathematics pedagogy courses:
All plans of study should have appropriate course work in mathematics, statistics, educational technology, or a related field.
Required for all students:
Thesis Track Students:
Non-thesis track students may take three electives, while thesis track students may take one electives in any of the three major areas (math education, mathematics, or research).
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