Teacher Education and Higher Education

M.Ed. in Teacher Education, concentration in Middle/Secondary Mathematics

The Master of Education (Middle/Secondary Mathematics Concentration) is a 33-hour program that can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. All classes are offered in the evening or in the summer to accommodate graduate students who are classroom teachers.

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Program Contact

Holt Wilson
468 School of Education Building
Math Education Website


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Example Careers:

Mathematics teacher, Mathematics teacher leader, District mathematics coordinator, Community college instructor

Designed For

Practicing teachers who have an undergraduate degree in education or a related field, and already hold the Standard Professional I license or initial license to teach, and wish to pursue advanced skills in the area of middle grades or secondary mathematics. This degree will enable you to seek advanced licensure as a middle grades or secondary mathematics teacher.

Career Opportunities

This degree will enable you to seek advanced licensure as a middle grades or secondary mathematics teacher. Graduates from our program are teacher leaders in middle and high schools, district mathematics coordinators, community college instructors, and doctoral students.

Research Interests

Our program integrates research on students’ mathematical thinking with research progress in core mathematics instructional practices to support teachers in developing a vision of high quality mathematics instruction that leads to improved learning for all students.

Program of Study

Total hours: 33

Core courses (9 hours)

  • TED 646: Introduction to Equity Education
  • TED 669: Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory
  • ERM 605: Educational Measurement & Evaluation

Pedagogical Expertise (9 hours)

  • TED 630: Mathematics Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • TED 671: Thinking and Learning in Middle and Secondary Mathematics: Number & Algebra
  • TED 673: Thinking and Learning in Middle and Secondary Mathematics: Geometry, Statistics, and Probability

Mathematics Education Elective (6 hours)

Select two courses from the following:

  • MAT 503: Problem Solving in Mathematics
  • MAT 505: Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching I
  • MAT 513: Historical Development of Mathematics
  • MAT 614: Theory of Numbers
  • MAT 616: Intermediate Abstract Albegra
  • MAT 619: Intuitive Concepts in Topology
  • MAT 620: Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • MAT 621: Projective Geometry
  • MAT 635: Differential Equations and Orthogonal Systems
  • MAT 640: Introductory Complex Analysis

Professional Development/Leadership (9 hours)

  • TED 664: Problem Solving in Mathematics
  • TED 676: Teacher As Researcher and Leader I
  • TED 677: Teacher as Researcher and Leader II or
    TED 670: Research in Mathematics Education

Minimum Program Requirements

Preferred applicants hold a middle grades or secondary mathematics teaching license and are in at least their second year of teaching.

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Our goal is for every student in the School of Education (SOE) to be able to focus on their studies and not on student debt. A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship opportunities offered in the School of Education.