The Master of Education in Mathematics prepares secondary teachers for positions of instructional leadership as master teachers of mathematics. The program, which is a collaborative effort of the College of Education and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 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 teach. The program also prepares teachers to teach advanced secondary mathematics courses, such as Advanced Placement Calculus or Statistics.
The mathematics education courses provide opportunities for teachers to master math-specific technologies for learning and implement appropriate mathematics curriculum. In addition, the program is designed to develop teachers' understanding of and ability to apply education research within their own practice. As a culminating project, teachers conduct research in their own classrooms to analyze how aspects of their own practice impact students' learning. The program content is consistent with the recommendations of the Mathematical Education of Teachers report of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences.
Prerequisites: Students should have completed undergraduate mathematics (15 credits or more) including a calculus sequence and linear algebra. An undergraduate major in mathematics or additional mathematics courses beyond linear algebra will be helpful, but not necessary.
To Apply: Complete the graduate admission application at the Graduate School.
After completing and submitting an application, contact David Carothers to expedite the application/admission process.