Mathematics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)
Master of Science in Education Program
Program Code: MSED-NS
Major Code: MTS
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited
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Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.
This program is designed to develop, enhance, and extend the content knowledge and professional competencies of secondary mathematics teachers.
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- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in all undergraduate mathematics courses.
- Completion of at least 18 credit hours beyond calculus, including one semester of linear algebra or abstract algebra, one semester of geometry, and at least one semester of analysis, discrete mathematics, calculus-based probability, or calculus-based statistics. Those with minor deficiencies may enter the premajor program with written permission from the Mathematics Department chair; a copy of this statement will be filed in the Mathematics Department Office and the Graduate School.
- Acceptance as a graduate student by the department chair and the Graduate School dean.
- Initial Certificate in Mathematics 7-12.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
|Mathematics Courses (12-15 credit hours)|
|Select from the following:||12-15|
|MATH FOR TEACHERS: ALGEBRA|
|MATH FOR TEACHERS: GEOMETRY|
|MATHEMATICS FOR TEACHERS: PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS|
|TOPICS IN MODERN ALGEBRA 1|
|TOPICS IN REAL ANALYSIS 1|
|MODERN GEOMETRY:SELECTED TOPICS (1-3)|
|FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS|
|THEORY OF NUMBERS|
|DISCRETE MATHEMATICS AND FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE|
|HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS|
|SELECTED ADVANCED TOPICS|
|MODERN ALGEBRA I|
|Mathematics Education Courses (6-9 credit hours)|
|Select from the following:||6-9|
|SEMINAR IN THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS|
|MATHEMATICS FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER: SELECTED TOPICS|
|TEACHING OF GEOMETRIC CONCEPTS|
|TEACHING OF ALGEBRAIC CONCEPTS|
|LOGO AND MATHEMATICS LEARNING|
|TECHNOLOGY IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION|
|PROBLEM SOLVING AND PROBLEM POSING|
|Curriculum and Research Courses (6 credit hours)|
|MED 595||RESEARCH METHODS AND TECHINQUES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION||3|
|MED 600||CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT||3|
|Master's Project or Master's Thesis (3-6 credit hours)|
|MED 690||MASTER'S PROJECT||3-6|
|or MED 795||MASTER'S THESIS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Required if not part of student's undergraduate program.