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Master’s of Science (MSEd) in Mathematics Education

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.

I. Mathematics Education (12 hours)

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):

  • EDCI 54800   Teaching Mathematics to Diverse Learners
  • EDCI 54900   Assessment in Mathematics Education

Select at least two of the following mathematics pedagogy courses:

  • EDCI 53300   Teaching and Learning Number and Operations
  • EDCI 53400   Teaching and Learning Geometry and Measurement
  • EDCI 53500   Teaching and Learning Algebra and Functions
  • EDCI 53600   Teaching and Learning Data Analysis and Probability

II. Related Area (6 hours)

All plans of study should have appropriate course work in mathematics, statistics, educational technology, or a related field.

III. Research, Development and Exit Requirements (3-9 hours)

Required for all students:

  • EDPS 53300   Introduction to Educational Research (3 credits)
  • Master’s competencies portfolio (addresses required graduate competencies for the Department of Curriculum & Instruction graduate competencies)

Thesis Track Students:

  • EDCI 69800 (M.S. Thesis – six credits required)

IV. Electives (3-9 hours)

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).