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2013-2014 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Education, Mathematics Teaching


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Program Objectives

The Master of Science in Education—Mathematics Teaching is designed to strengthen the conceptual and pedagogical understanding of mathematics for teachers of mathematics at the secondary level and for instructors of entry-level mathematics at two- and four-year colleges and universities. The goals of this program are to further students’ mathematical knowledge and to provide rich pedagogical experiences utilizing appropriate technologies and manipulatives as they relate to the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must have an undergraduate major in mathematics or mathematics teaching, certification to teach mathematics, and at least one year of teaching experience in mathematics.

Curriculum

The minimum number of hours to complete this degree is 33—15 semester hours from the Department of Teacher Education and 18 semester hours from the Department of Mathematics. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each area; no grade lower than a B in a graduate course from the Department of Teacher Education-and no more than two grades below a B in graduate courses from the Department of Mathematics will be accepted toward the MSE-M degree. Application for candidacy must be made when the student has completed between 15 and 18 semester-hours of coursework.

(15 hours) from the Department of Teacher Education


Exploration Phase


Select One Human Development Course


Analysis phase—(6 hours) of coursework


Students must complete a minimum of two math courses and two education courses from the exploration phase prior to enrolling in the following courses:

Synthesis phase—(3 hours) of coursework


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:

Additional Requirement


Six courses (18 hours) from the Department of Mathematics to satisfy the advanced instruction and curriculum theory components of the program.

Note(s):


An advisor from the Department of Mathematics will collaborate with the student and the instructors of EDUC 601 , EDUC 631 , and EDUC 671  with regard to research projects.

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