Secondary Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12), Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Secondary Mathematics Education program serves both students who want to become middle or high school mathematics teachers and those students who are currently practicing educators interested in meaningful professional development.

Initial Certification Program

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

Education

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 7500AAdolescent Learning and Development

3

EDSE 7600AIssues for Secondary School Teachers: Second Language Acquisition and Literacy

2

SPED 5000KIntroduction to Inclusive Education

3

EDSE 1200EReading and Writing across the Curriculum

3

EDSE 6100ETeaching Mathematics in Middle and Secondary Schools

4

EDSE 6400ECurriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Middle and Secondary School Mathematics

4

EDSE 7600GStudent Teaching in Middle and Secondary Education

4

EDSE 7603GSeminar on Student Teaching in Secondary Schools

2

EDUC 1900GWorkshops on Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), and Other Professional Topics

0

MATHE 1000EThe History of Mathematics

3

MATHE 6000CHigh School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective

3

Two of the following courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDSE 2700EMiddle and Secondary School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally

3

EDSE 6200ETeaching Problem-Solving Strategies in Mathematics

3

EDSE 6600EStrategies for Using Computers in the Mathematics Classroom

3

EDSE 6900EThe Teaching of Calculus

3

MATHE 7400EFoundations of Geometry

3

MATHE 7700EModern Algebra

3

Research Course(s)

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 7000IIntroduction to Educational Research

2

EDUC 7100IIndividual Study in Educational Research

2

EDSE 7200IMaster's Project

3

EDSE 7201IAction Research in Mathematics Education

3

Miscellaneous

Course NumberTitleCredits

Research Course(s) (3-4 credits)

Course NumberTitleCredits

Total Credit Hours: 40-41

Professional Certification Program

This program is for graduate students who hold Initial Certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

Education

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDSE 6401ECurriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Mathematics Education

3

SPED 5000KIntroduction to Inclusive Education

3

Five of the following courses (selected in consultation with an advisor; with a minimum of 2 from the MATHE category)

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDSE 2700EMiddle and Secondary School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally

3

EDSE 6200ETeaching Problem-Solving Strategies in Mathematics

3

EDSE 6300EEnriching the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics

3

EDSE 6600EStrategies for Using Computers in the Mathematics Classroom

3

EDSE 6900EThe Teaching of Calculus

3

Algebra

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATHE 2600ELinear Algebra

3

MATHE 2900ETopics in Higher Algebra

3

MATHE 7700EModern Algebra

3

Geometry

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATHE 7400EFoundations of Geometry

3

MATHE 7800ETransformational Geometry

3

MATHE 1100EAdvanced Euclidean Geometry

3

Discrete Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATHE 7700EModern Algebra

3

MATHE 2100EProbability

3

MATHE 2200EMathematical Statistics

3

Analysis

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATHE 7500EClassic Applications of Calculus I

3

MATHE 7600EClassic Applications of Calculus II

3

MATHE 2800ENumerical Analysis

3

Miscellaneous

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATHE 2700EThe Theory of Numbers

3

MATHE 3700ETopology

3

MATHE 6000CHigh School Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective

3

MATHE 6500CMathematical Applications in Science and Industry

3

MATHE 3200FIndpt Study Resrch Math

1-3

Two elective courses (selected in consultation with an advisor)

6

Research Course(s): (3-4 credits)

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 7000IIntroduction to Educational Research

2

AND

EDUC 7100IIndividual Study in Educational Research

2

OR

EDSE 7200IMaster's Project

3

OR

EDSE 7201IAction Research in Mathematics Education

3

Total Credit Hours: 30-31