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  Oct 23, 2017
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, MAEd

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The MAEd in mathematics is designed for a teacher whose primary teaching assignment is in K-12 mathematics. The MAEd in mathematics consists of three concentrations: elementary, middle school, and high school. For each graduate student, the selection of a concentration will be made in consultation with a mathematics education advisor and will be based on a student’s prior education and future career plans. Prior teaching experience is not necessary for admission to this program, but certification to teach is required for admission. Admission materials must include a letter of recommendation from someone aware of the applicant’s performance or potential as a classroom teacher.

Degree Requirements

Minimum degree requirement is 36 s.h. of credit.


* Students who wish to obtain the elementary mathematics education specialist certificate must take MATE 6062  and MATE 6063 .

2. Concentration areas - 21 s.h.

(Choose one.)

Elementary concentration (Grades K – 6) - 21s.h.:

Middle School concentration (Grades 6–9) - 21 s.h.:

Mathematics for 6–9 teachers - 12 s.h.

Students will take 4 of the following courses to develop expertise in grades 6 – 9 mathematics; other courses might be acceptable; please consult with your advisor:

High School concentration (Grade 9–12) - 21 s.h.:

3. Other requirements

Capstone experience:

The capstone experience (MATE 6400 ) will consist of an action research project and assignments modeled on the National Board Professional Teaching Standards portfolio. This will allow graduate students to show knowledge of and skills in the use of appropriate materials, pedagogy, and technology in mathematics education.

School-based experience:

Teaching experience at the K-12 level is not mandatory for admittance to the MAEd program. However, for the graduate student not teaching at the pre-college level, some of the course work will require a practicum with an approved school.

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