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  Sep 23, 2017
2017-18 Graduate Catalog 
2017-18 Graduate Catalog

Mathematics, M.Ed.

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Admission Criteria


Students should have completed undergraduate mathematics (15 credits or more) including linear algebra and a calculus sequence. An undergraduate major in mathematics is desirable, but not necessary.

To Apply

Prospective students should visit The Graduate School website, where they will find links with information about the application process, as well as an online application.

For questions about program entrance requirements, contact the mathematics graduate program director.


The Master of Education (M. Ed.) in mathematics prepares high school teachers for positions of instructional leadership as master teachers of mathematics. The program extends the professional competence of high school mathematics teachers through an in-depth study of mathematics and mathematics teaching and learning. Program participants will demonstrate their knowledge through an innovative, completely online curriculum.

The M. Ed. in mathematics is a collaborative effort of the College of Education and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics that is designed to provide opportunities for mathematics teachers to deepen their understanding of mathematics by learning advanced mathematical topics in relation to the mathematics they actually teach. The program will also help prepare teachers to teach advanced secondary mathematics courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus or statistics. The education courses will provide opportunities for teachers to better understand technologies for learning and how to continue to develop as a professional educator. The M. Ed. is designed to develop teachers' understanding of and ability to apply education research within their own practice. The M. Ed. content is consistent with the recommendations of the Mathematical Education of Teachers' report of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences.

Master of Education in Mathematics

The Master of Education in mathematics includes a minimum of 34 credit hours of course work, which are organized with 13 hours of educational development and 21 hours of mathematics.

All course work for this program is offered online.

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