Mathematics Education, MEd

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    The MEd in Mathematics Education is designed for current math teachers or teacher leaders at any grade level. Students in the program will enhance their skills, work toward permanent certification, or prepare for studies in a doctoral degree.

    The MEd in Mathematics Education is designed for certified teachers interested in furthering their knowledge, working towards permanent certification, becoming a teacher-coach, or planning to pursue a doctoral degree. The MEd provides opportunities for teachers to embrace the challenges of teaching mathematics to a diverse population of students in an ever-changing world. In the process, students will learn about new instruction strategies and innovative teaching techniques that are crucial for current math instruction. There is an even balance between courses that focus on content in-service mathematics teachers need as well as courses that focus on pedagogy. 

    Research suggests that the knowledge today’s math teachers need is substantial, but quite different from that required by professionals in other math-related fields. Subject knowledge remains an emphasis in our master’s degree. However, we also focus on making essential connections between the mathematics you study and the mathematics you teach.

    Why You Should Earn a Master’s Degree in Math Education at IUP

    • Online coursework designed for working professionals.
    • Focused on the issues math teachers face on a day-to-day basis.
    • Convenient delivery: enter the program at any time, and take courses in any order during semesters that best work for you.
    • Expert faculty who have numerous years of teaching experience in K-12 public schools.
    • Competitive tuition for in-state and online study, with financial aid, graduate assistantships, and scholarships.
    • Two specializations to customize your education based on the grade level you teach.

    Choose a Specialization in Teaching Math at Your Grade Level

    Teaching mathematics can be very different depending on the age of your classes. Within our MEd in Math Education, you can choose a specialization that allows you to customize your master’s degree to your needs and professional preference. There are two specializations from which to choose. Both specializations are offered entirely online and are open to mathematics educators from around the country.

    Our Elementary and Middle School Specialization allows you to study content and pedagogy that focuses on teaching mathematics in elementary and middle level classrooms. 

    Our Secondary Specialization is designed for high school teachers’ unique needs, having to teach advanced math subjects and encountering situations that are not present with younger children.

    Both specializations allow you to: 

    • Take advantage of the best and most current research for effective classroom practices at the secondary school levels.
    • Enter into leadership positions within your school district.
    • Prepare for doctoral studies.
    • Learn how to work with diverse learners, identify best practices while working with teaching standards, and incorporate current technologies into the classroom.