Course Requirements, Mathematics Education MEd

  • The MEd in Mathematics Education program has common education, education research, core mathematics education, elective courses, and specialized content courses for each track. All courses for both specializations are offered online. The program consists of 36 credits, which are summarized below.  

    Master of Education in Mathematics Education (36 credits)

    I. Education and Educational Research (6 credits) — All courses offered online 

    1. EDEX 569/578/650/750/751/752; EDSP 704/746/747/748 (choose one)
    2. GSR 615: Elements of Research

    II. Mathematics Education Core (12 credits) — All courses offered online 

    1. MAED 650: Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education
    2. MAED 652: Differentiated Instruction in Mathematics Education
    3. MAED 654: Teaching of Problem Solving in Mathematics Education
    4. MAED 660: Survey of Research in Mathematics Education

    III. Mathematics Education Content (12 credits)— All courses offered online

    Secondary Mathematics Education Specialization 

    1. MAED 611: Algebra for Secondary Teachers
    2. MAED 612: Geometry for Secondary Teachers
    3. MAED 613: Probability and Statistics for Secondary Teachers
    4. MAED 614: Precalculus and Discrete Math for Secondary Teachers
    5. MAED 617: Teaching Proportional Reasoning
    6. MATH 650: Themes in the History of Mathematics

    Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education Specialization

    1. MAED 517: Probability and Statistics for Elementary/Middle Level Teachers
    2. MAED 520: Patterns and Functions for Elementary/Middle Level Teachers
    3. MAED 556: Geometry for Elementary/Middle Level Teachers
    4. MAED 557: Introduction to Number Theory 
    5. MAED 558: Introduction to Logic and Logical Games 
    6. MAED 561: Discrete Math for Elementary/Middle Level Teachers
    7. MAED 571: Algebra for Elementary/Middle Level Teachers
    8. MAED 617: Teaching Proportional Reasoning

    IV. Mathematics Education Electives (6 credits) — All courses offered online 

    1. MAED 559: Technology-Related Topics in Mathematics Education
    2. MAED 616: Writing in Mathematics Education
    3. MAED 618: Mathematics and Cognition
    4. MAED 681: Special Topics in Mathematics Education
    5. MAED 698: Supervised Internship*
    6. MAED 795: Thesis 
    7. Any course from Category III

    Note: All courses are three credits. 

    *The internship may be used to do preliminary work related to a thesis. This is by permission from the graduate coordinator.