The department offers, in collaboration with the College of Education, a master of education program for current high school mathematics teachers.

Master of Education in Mathematics

The Master of Education (MEd) in Mathematics prepares secondary teachers for positions of instructional leadership as master teachers of mathematics. The program extends the professional competence of secondary mathematics teachers through an in-depth study of mathematics and mathematics teaching and learning. Program participants will demonstrate their knowledge through individual and collaborative projects and presentations, field-based curriculum implementation and evaluation, and the use of reflective classroom inquiry. 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 actually teach. The program will also help prepare teachers to teach advanced secondary mathematics courses, such as Advanced Placement Calculus or Statistics. The program content is consistent with the recommendations of the Mathematical Education of Teachers report of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences.

Coursework:

The MEd in Mathematics is approved as a fully online program and all coursework for the Master of Education in Mathematics is available in an online format. Please contact Dr. Anthony Tongen or Dr. David Carothers if you have questions.

MATH 510 Modern Analysis
MATH 512 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 514 Modern Algebra
MATH 520 Modern Geometry
MATH 615 History of Mathematics
MATH 617 Probability and Statistics I
MATH 618 Probability and Statistics II
LTLE 570 Design and Development of Digital Media
EDUC 630 Inquiry in Education
EDUC 631 Seminar in Educational Inquiry
EDUC 641 Learning Theories and Instructional Models
EDUC 642 Curriculum Theory and Issues

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.

Schedule of Course Offerings:

Semester 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Fall MATH 615
LTLE 570
EDUC 630
LTLE 570
EDUC 630
LTLE 570
EDUC 630
Spring MATH 617
LTLE 570
EDUC 641
MATH 510
LTLE 570
EDUC 641
MATH 512
LTLE 570
EDUC 641
Summer MATH 618
EDUC 630
EDUC 641
EDUC 642
MATH 514
EDUC 630
EDUC 641
EDUC 642
MATH 520
EDUC 630
EDUC 641
EDUC 642

EDUC 631 can be taken at any time after completing EDUC 630.

Further Information:

Details of the program, course descriptions, and how to apply can be found in the Graduate Course Catalog, or contact Dr. Anthony Tongen or Dr. David Carothers. Approximate cost for the M.Ed. in Mathematics can be found here.

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