20162017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics Education, MAEd


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The MAEd in mathematics education is designed for a teacher whose primary teaching assignment is in K12 mathematics. The degree 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. Note:
* 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.:
Mathematics for K–6 teachers  12 s.h.
Students will take the following 4 courses to develop expertise in grades K – 6 mathematics: Mathematics for K–12 teachers  9 s.h.
Students will take 3 of the following courses to develop a broader view of K – 12 mathematics. Other courses might be acceptable; please consult with your advisor 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: Mathematics for K–12 teachers  9 s.h.
Students will take 3 of the following courses to develop a broader view of K – 12 mathematics. Other courses might be acceptable; please consult with your advisor: High School concentration (Grade 9–12)  21 s.h.:
Mathematics for 9–12 teachers  12 s.h.
Students will take 4 of the following courses. Other courses might be acceptable; please consult with your advisor: Mathematics for K12 teachers  9 s.h.
Students will take 3 of the following courses to develop a broader view of K – 12 mathematics. Other courses might be acceptable; please consult with your advisor: 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. Schoolbased experience:
Teaching experience at the K12 level is not mandatory for admittance to the MAEd program. However, for the graduate student not teaching at the precollege level, some of the course work will require a practicum with an approved school. 
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