The MSME Department offers programs in midde, secondary, and mathematics education. The Middle and Secondary Education programs include undergraduate (pre-professional) and graduate (professional) studies that lead to initial licensure in grades 6-8 (middle) or grades 6-12 (secondary) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Currently, the department offers one graduate program--an M.Ed. to prepare K-8 mathematics specialists. A second graduate program is offered in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at James Madison University--an M.Ed. in Mathematics for secondary education teachers.
Programs are designed to prepare educators who
Middle and secondary education candidates are required to earn grades of "B-" or better in all pre-professional (undergraduate) education coursework. The only exception to this requirement is GPSYC 160 in which students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Beginning Spring 2013, middle and secondary education candidates are required to earn grades of "B-" or better in all graduate level (MAT) coursework.
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