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A strong emphasis on pedagogical content knowledge, disciplinary content knowledge and technological innovation in improving schooling is a defining characteristic of our master’s program. Through the master’s program, students will further develop their instructional expertise, extend their knowledge of learners, deepen their subject matter knowledge, use educational research methods and engage in professional leadership activities.
- Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related health, economic, and social challenges, GRE test scores are waived for applicants applying for all graduate programs in the College of Education during the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. (M.S.)
- GRE not needed for M.Ed. applicants
- 3 references
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary education
- Written personal statement
- It is highly recommended that applicants have an undergraduate degree that includes a mathematics major or at least 24 hours of mathematical sciences in their undergraduate background
- It is also recommended that applicants have a teaching license
Course of Study
Curriculum Requirements for 30 hrs
Course descriptions can be found in the university course catalog.
12 hours: Four core courses are chosen from the list below.
- EMS 513 Teaching and Learning Algebra
- EMS 514 Teaching and Learning Geometry
- EMS 519 Teaching and Learning Statistics
- EMS 510 Interactions in Mathematics Classrooms
- EMS 592 Special Topics in Mathematics Education (offerings vary)
- EMS 580 Teaching Mathematics with Technology (can not be used if EMS 480 has been taken)
Students take one course in STEM Education
Students take 15 hours of mathematical science courses, 6 of which can be at the 400 level but the rest must be at the 500 level.
For the Master of Science, students take 6 additional hours: one elective and one research course. They also take a mathematical science course in place of the STEM Education course.
For more information about requirements for the Mathematics Education concentration, you may consult the master’s degree handbook.