Information for Prospective Mathematics M.Ed. Students

The low-cost M.Ed. in Mathematics is offered completely online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous courses.  The program provides graduates with opportunities for exciting career advances.  For example, many program graduates go on to teach advanced secondary mathematics courses (e.g., Dual Enrollment courses) or college mathematics courses. 

While the program is designed for practicing secondary teachers of mathematics, this is not a requirement for admission.  Anyone with interest in deepening their understanding of mathematics and exploring current educational theories and practices is encouraged to apply, including international students.  Please note: this program does NOT lead to initial licensure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit The Graduate School’s admission page for details about how to apply online.  As part of your application, you’ll need to upload an unofficial copy of your complete transcripts.

Read the Non-Degree Seeking Students page from Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) to learn about the process of taking classes as a non-degree seeking student.  Next, you'll need to apply by clicking on the appropriate application link.  Once your paperwork in finalized, you’ll be able to enroll in specific mathematics courses.

All applicants need to have completed at least 15 credits of undergraduate mathematics, 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.

For an in-state student, the current total cost of the M.Ed. is $11,322 ($333 per credit hour).  For an out-of-state student, the current total cost of the M.Ed. is $11,356 ($334 per credit hour).  These rates are subject to change from year to year.  Please see the Graduate Hours and Tuition Estimates page for up-to-date information.

A total of 34 credits are required for the M.Ed. in Mathematics; 21 credits of graduate-level mathematics that emphasize connections to secondary mathematics and 13 credits of education courses that emphasize pedagogy and practice.

Typically, students can finish all 34 credits in 2 ½ - 3 years by taking 1-2 courses per semester.

During one of your final semesters in the program, you will complete EDUC 631.  For this one-credit capstone course you will be assigned an advisor who will guide you through a written and oral reflection of the entire program.

This program is designed to provide practicing secondary teachers of mathematics opportunities to deepen their understanding of mathematics.  Students in this program explore connections between advanced mathematics and the mathematics they teach and learn about educational theories and practices.  However, it is not required that students in this program be active secondary teachers of mathematics.  International students are welcome to apply.

One very tangible benefit of this program is a higher salary; many school districts offer a higher salary for teachers who have earned a master’s degree.  Another tangible benefit is earning the graduate-level mathematics credits required to teacher advanced secondary mathematics courses, such as Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment courses.  Please note: this program does NOT lead to initial licensure.

The M.Ed. in Mathematics program is completely online.

The structure and design of each course is dependent on the course instructor.  Some instructors post all of the material for the whole course at the beginning of the semester and allow students to work through the content at their own pace.  Some instructors hold weekly virtual meetings at designated times.

Please feel free to reach out to the Program Director, Dr. Alexis Stevens with any questions about the program!

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