# Teaching: Mathematics M.S.Ed.

CIP: 131311

In cooperation with the School of Education, an area of concentration in mathematics is provided for teachers to teach mathematics at the high school level. The purpose of the program is to help mathematics teachers:

- Acquire increased competency in a broad spectrum of the mathematical sciences.
- Develop additional skills and understanding in the art of good mathematics teaching, including teaching special students.
- Study current trends and issues in education, and, in particular, mathematics education.

Note, this program does not lead to teacher certification.

**Program Admission Requirements**

1. An undergraduate degree in mathematics or a related field which includes the Calculus sequence, a linear Algebra course, and a transition to proof course.

2. GPA Requirements:

- A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on the undergraduate transcript.
- OR if undergraduate overall GPA is 2.74-2.99 then writing competency needs to be demonstrated*.
- OR if undergraduate overall GPA is 2.50-2.73 then writing competency needs to be demonstrated* and admission would be considered conditional (see Conditional Admission to Graduate Study in graduate catalog)

3. Valid teaching certificate OR 2 years prior teaching with a valid teaching certificate OR enrolled in an alternative certification program

*To demonstrate writing competency an applicant can

a) pass a departmental writing assessment** or

b) score 3.5 or higher on the GRE Analytic Writing and a composite score of 280 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test.

** The writing assessment is not designed to test proficiency in a specific subject. It is rather a test to evaluate applicant’s abilities to critique, organize, and write a concise argument. Any student who fails the writing assessment must repeat the assessment within two weeks.

**Advisement**

A graduate faculty member from the mathematics/mathematics education area will serve as an area advisor, and her/his signature will be required for the Degree Audit. Any change in a Degree Audit must be initiated by the student and be submitted to the Graduate Office accompanied by written approval from advisors.

**Comprehensive Assessment**

To meet exit comprehensive requirements, students must pass two required mathematics courses with a grade of A. Should a student have one (or no) A’s in required mathematics courses, they must take 1 (or 2) comprehensive exams in required mathematics course(s) of their choice.

**Research Component**

A research component will be an embedded assignment in the educational coursework.

## Requirements

### Education Requirements (12)

EDUC 61649 | Issues in Education | 3 |

EDUC 61641 | Data Literacy and Assessment for Schools | 3 |

EDUC 61642 | Multicultural Education for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | 3 |

EDUC 61667 | Practicum for a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum | 3 |

### Mathematics Core (15)

MATH 17605 | Abstract Algebra | 3 |

MATH 17639 | Data Analysis | 4 |

MATH 17643 | Principles of Mathematical Analysis and Applications | 4 |

MATH 17652 | Analytic Geometry | 4 |

### Mathematics Electives (select one of the following - 3 hours)

MATH 17602 | Introduction to Higher Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 17618 | Number Theory with Applications | 3 |

MATH 17635 | Computer Methods in Statistics I | 3 |

Total Credit Hours: 30