Mathematics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Admission Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Acceptance as a graduate student by the department chair and the Graduate School dean.
  4. Initial Certificate in Mathematics 7-12.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Program Requirements

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
INTERMEDIATE PROBABILITY
STATISTICAL THEORY
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 595RESEARCH METHODS AND TECHINQUES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION3
MED 600CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT3
Master's Project or Master's Thesis (3-6 credit hours)
MED 690MASTER'S PROJECT3-6
or MED 795 MASTER'S THESIS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
Total Credit Hours30