2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

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

Content knowledge for teaching mathematics, 12 credits from

Choose four courses from

MATH 614Algebraic Reasoning

3

MATH 615Number Concepts and Number Theory

3

MATH 616Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning

3

MATH 623Probability, Data Analysis and Statistical Reasoning

3

MATH 640Measurement Concepts and Geometric Reasoning

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Research and pedagogical knowledge for teaching mathematics, 12 credits

MATH 690Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education

3

MATH 693Teaching Mathematics through Problem Solving

3

MATH 694Research Methods in Mathematics Education

3

MATH 696Action Research in Mathematics Education

3

Total Credit Hours:12

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

MATH 614Algebraic Reasoning

3

MATH 615Number Concepts and Number Theory

3

MATH 616Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning

3

MATH 623Probability, Data Analysis and Statistical Reasoning

3

MATH 631Technology for Mathematics Teachers

3

MATH 632Assessment in Mathematics Education

3

MATH 640Measurement Concepts and Geometric Reasoning

3

MATH 641Topics in Geometry

3

MATH 680Special Studies in the Teaching of Mathematics

1 TO 6

MATH 695Mathematics Learners and Learning

3

MATH 697Mathematics Teacher Leadership 1

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 30

Concentration 2: Secondary mathematics, 30-32 credits

Content knowledge for teaching mathematics, 12 credits

MATH 511Abstract Algebra 1

3

MATH 570Intermediate Analysis

3

MATH 623Probability, Data Analysis and Statistical Reasoning

3

MATH 641Topics in Geometry

3

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

MATH 512Abstract Algebra 2

3

MATH 516Theory of Numbers

3

MATH 560History of Mathematics

3

MATH 615Number Concepts and Number Theory

3

MATH 620Probability and Random Variables

4

MATH 621Theory of Statistics

4

MATH 645Topology 1

3

MATH 677Complex Variables 1

3

Total Credit Hours:3-8

Research and pedagogical knowledge for teaching mathematics, 12 credits

MATH 690Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education

3

MATH 693Teaching Mathematics through Problem Solving

3

MATH 694Research Methods in Mathematics Education

3

MATH 696Action Research in Mathematics Education

3

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

MATH 631Technology for Mathematics Teachers

3

MATH 632Assessment in Mathematics Education

3

MATH 695Mathematics Learners and Learning

3

MATH 697Mathematics Teacher Leadership 1

3

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

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

Content knowledge for teaching mathematics, 15 credits

MATH 614Algebraic Reasoning

3

MATH 615Number Concepts and Number Theory

3

MATH 616Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning

3

MATH 623Probability, Data Analysis and Statistical Reasoning

3

MATH 640Measurement Concepts and Geometric Reasoning

3

Pedagogical knowledge for teaching mathematics, 12 credits

MATH 632Assessment in Mathematics Education

3

MATH 690Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education

3

MATH 693Teaching Mathematics through Problem Solving

3

MATH 695Mathematics Learners and Learning

3

Research, 3 credits

MATH 694Research Methods in Mathematics Education

3

Leadership knowledge and skills, 6 credits

MATH 697Mathematics Teacher Leadership 1

3

MATH 698Mathematics Teacher Leadership 2

3

Total Credit Hours: 36