The Master of Science in Education--Secondary Mathematics Focus is designed to strengthen students’ mathematical and pedagogical knowledge in order to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Requirements for Admission
· undergraduate degree in mathematics (minimum g.p.a. of 3.0/4.0 scale) from a college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges of education or a comparable association.
· a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended
· teacher certification
· at least two (one) years of teaching experience or other commensurate experience which would demonstrate ability to work with practicing teachers (Presently Teacher Education requires two years; I believe there are situations where exceptions should be made; we will need to discuss this wording again.)
· completed application submitted to Graduate Studies, along with transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
· final decision for admission to be made by a committee of at least one person from the Department of Mathematics and one person from Teacher Education
· admission to candidacy for the degree
· candidacy application to be completed after 15-18 semester hours of coursework
Note: Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 g.p.a. in both mathematics courses and professional education courses.
The following courses are required for the Master of Science in Education - Mathematics Teaching.
Required Mathematics Courses (18 Semester Hours)
Required Education Courses (15 Semester Hours)
Students must complete a minimum of two math courses and two education courses from the exploration phase prior to enrolling in the following courses.*
Students must complete a minimum of five math courses and four education courses (two from the exploration phase, EDUC 601 and EDUC 631) prior to enrolling in the following course.*
*An advisor from the Department of Mathematics will collaborate with the student and the instructors of EDUC 601, 631, and 671 with regard to research projects.
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