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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Education, MAEd

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MSITE Director of Students: Ron Preston (352-E Flanagan Building; 252-328-9355; prestonr@ecu.edu)
Program Coordinator: Kwaku Adu-Gyamfi (321 Flanagan Building; 252-321-9369; adugwamfik@ecu.edu)

The Mathematics Education, MAEd is designed for a teacher whose primary teaching assignment is in K-12 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.

The program requires a minimum of 36 s.h. as follows:


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

2. Concentration areas - 21 s.h.

(Select one of the following concentrations.)

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

Mathematics for K-12 teachers - 9 s.h.

Students will take three courses to develop a broader view of K-12 mathematics. At least one course should come from the list below. The other two courses may be from this list or from courses in the list of MATH courses in the Mathematics for 9-12 Teachers section. 

b. Middle school concentration (Grades 6-9) - 21 s.h.

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

Students will take four of the following courses to develop expertise in grades 6-9 mathematics. Additional courses may be acceptable. Please consult with your advisor.

c. High school concentration (Grade 9–12) - 21 s.h.

3. Required culminating project experience

Students will select one of the following culminating project experiences.

a. 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.

b. 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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