College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2012-2013

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics Education, Master of Science

The Master of Science in Mathematics Education plan is specifically designed for continuing teachers and emphasizes the connections between secondary mathematics content, effective pedagogy, and reflective practice. Completion of this plan will not result in teacher certification.  All courses in the program are offered online (though one course has a collaborative component).  While certain aspects of this program would be beneficial to those interested in community college teaching, the program itself is not specifically designed to prepare one for a community college career. This program is available only as an extended course work plan.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Mathematics Education?

Do you find beauty in mathematics, love the challenge of finding new ways to solve a problem, and enjoy the satisfaction of helping others learn mathematics? The Master of Science in Mathematics Education degree emphasizes connections between secondary and post-secondary mathematics content and effective teaching practices.  Participants of this program deepen their understanding of key concepts in middle school, high school, and college level mathematics while learning how to use research in mathematics education to guide their professional development as teachers. They also learn how to use a variety of tools to create exciting, interactive learning environments designed to engage all learners. This program will help you gain the skills to encourage all students to excel in mathematics.

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Community college instructor
  • Middle school educator
  • High school educator
  • District level Mathematics specialist


University Requirements

  • To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)

    You must additionally complete:

    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
    • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 36
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Comprehensive Exam Comprehensive Exam is required.

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Master's Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
     

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