# Master of Arts in Mathematics Education

**30-36 credits**

The master of arts in mathematics education provides opportunities for elementary, middle school, and high school teachers to examine various issues related to the teaching and learning of mathematics while continuing to develop their own mathematical content knowledge.

## Concentration 1: Elementary and middle school mathematics, 30 credits

**Admission requirements**

Applicants must meet the regular admission requirements of the Graduate School; hold a current elementary, middle special education teaching license; and have at least one year of elementary or middle school teaching experience.

**Degree requirements**

### Content knowledge for teaching mathematics, 12 credits from

Choose four courses from

MATH 514 | Alg Res Elm Mid Fnd Math Teach | 3 |

MATH 517 | Num Concpts and Num Thry Teach | 3 |

MATH 518 | Rat Num Prop El Mid Fnd Tch | 3 |

MATH 542 | Geo Meas Ele Mid Fnd Math Tch | 3 |

MATH 623 | Prob Data Analy Stat Reasoning | 3 |

Total Credit Hours: | 12 |

### Research and pedagogical knowledge for teaching mathematics, 12 credits

MATH 690 | Curriculum Instruct Math Ed | 3 |

MATH 693 | Teaching Math Prob Solving | 3 |

MATH 694 | Research Methods Math Educat | 3 |

MATH 696 | Action Research Math Education | 3 |

Total Credit Hours: | 12 |

### Electives in content or pedagogical knowledge for teaching mathematics, 6 credits (as approved by advisor) from

MATH 514 | Alg Res Elm Mid Fnd Math Teach | 3 |

MATH 517 | Num Concpts and Num Thry Teach | 3 |

MATH 518 | Rat Num Prop El Mid Fnd Tch | 3 |

MATH 542 | Geo Meas Ele Mid Fnd Math Tch | 3 |

MATH 623 | Prob Data Analy Stat Reasoning | 3 |

MATH 631 | Technology Mathematics Teach | 3 |

MATH 632 | Assessment Math Education | 3 |

MATH 641 | Topics in Geometry | 3 |

MATH 680 | Special Studies Teaching Math | 1 TO 6 |

MATH 695 | Math Learners and Learning | 3 |

MATH 697 | Math Teacher Leadership 1 | 3 |

Total Credit Hours: | 6 |

Total Credit Hours: 30

## Concentration 2: Secondary mathematics, 30-32 credits

**Admission requirements**

Applicants must meet the regular admission requirements of the Graduate School; have an undergraduate major in mathematics or an equivalent background as determined by the Department of Mathematical Sciences; hold a current secondary mathematics teaching license; and have at least one year of secondary mathematics teaching experience.

**Degree requirements**

### Content knowledge for teaching mathematics, 12 credits

MATH 511 | Abstract Algebra 1 | 3 |

MATH 570 | Intermediate Analysis | 3 |

MATH 623 | Prob Data Analy Stat Reasoning | 3 |

MATH 641 | Topics in Geometry | 3 |

### Electives in content knowledge for teaching mathematics, 3-8 credits (as approved by advisor) from the following

MATH 512 | Abstract Algebra 2 | 3 |

MATH 516 | Theory of Numbers | 3 |

MATH 517 | Num Concpts and Num Thry Teach | 3 |

MATH 560 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 620 | Probability and Random Vars | 4 |

MATH 621 | Theory of Statistics | 4 |

MATH 645 | Topology 1 | 3 |

MATH 677 | Complex Variables 1 | 3 |

Total Credit Hours: | 3-8 |

### Research and pedagogical knowledge for teaching mathematics, 12 credits

MATH 690 | Curriculum Instruct Math Ed | 3 |

MATH 693 | Teaching Math Prob Solving | 3 |

MATH 694 | Research Methods Math Educat | 3 |

MATH 696 | Action Research Math Education | 3 |

### Electives in pedagogical knowledge for teaching mathematics, 0-3 credits (as approved by advisor) from

MATH 631 | Technology Mathematics Teach | 3 |

MATH 632 | Assessment Math Education | 3 |

MATH 695 | Math Learners and Learning | 3 |

MATH 697 | Math Teacher Leadership 1 | 3 |

Total Credit Hours: | 0-3 |

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

## Concentration 3: Elementary/middle school mathematics specialist, 36 credits

**Admission requirements**

Applicants must meet the regular admission requirements of the Graduate School; hold a current middle school mathematics or elementary teaching license; and have at least three years of middle school mathematics or elementary teaching experience.

### Content knowledge for teaching mathematics, 15 credits

MATH 514 | Alg Res Elm Mid Fnd Math Teach | 3 |

MATH 517 | Num Concpts and Num Thry Teach | 3 |

MATH 518 | Rat Num Prop El Mid Fnd Tch | 3 |

MATH 542 | Geo Meas Ele Mid Fnd Math Tch | 3 |

MATH 623 | Prob Data Analy Stat Reasoning | 3 |

### Pedagogical knowledge for teaching mathematics, 12 credits

MATH 632 | Assessment Math Education | 3 |

MATH 690 | Curriculum Instruct Math Ed | 3 |

MATH 693 | Teaching Math Prob Solving | 3 |

MATH 695 | Math Learners and Learning | 3 |

### Research, 3 credits

MATH 694 | Research Methods Math Educat | 3 |

### Leadership knowledge and skills, 6 credits

MATH 697 | Math Teacher Leadership 1 | 3 |

MATH 698 | Math Teacher Leadership 2 | 3 |

Total Credit Hours: 36