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.
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.
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:
In addition to University Requirements:
|Minimum Units for Completion||37|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Comprehensive Exam||Comprehensive Exam is required.
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Program of Study|
The purpose of the NAU M.S. Mathematics Education program is to advance the understandings and methods of practicing secondary mathematics teachers. M.S. Mathematics Education program courses are offered via Distance Learning to accommodate the busy schedule of working professionals. The program emphasizes rigorous understanding and connections between university and secondary mathematics content in grades 8 - 14 so that mathematics teachers understand the development of, relationship between, and application of mathematical concepts within and beyond the field of mathematics and the real world. The M.S. Mathematics Education program also connects theory and research to instructional practice in the areas of curriculum, assessment, technology, equity, and problem solving. Throughout the program, and as a capstone project, candidates are expected to plan, apply, and reflect on the implementation of program ideas to existing practice. Graduates from this program are well prepared to be mathematics educators and teacher leaders.
Student Learning Outcomes
Individual program admission requirements include:
Take the following 37 units:
Five mathematics content courses:
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.