2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Mathematics Education (1-8) 33 credits

This program of study is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Professional Teacher License in Elementary (1-6), Mathematics (1-6) or Mathematics (5-8) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

This online mathematics education program emphasizes deep mathematics content knowledge and ways to connect and apply that knowledge to classroom practice. It may be taken either for a Massachusetts Professional license (elementary or middle school) or as a non-licensure program.

Designed to help teachers, curriculum specialists, and instructional resource specialists learn effective methods for teaching mathematics to all learners in grades 1-8, participants will study operations of arithmetic, number theory, algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, and calculus, as well as summative and formative assessment.

For Washington Students: Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program. This program is approved in Massachusetts. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Go to Professional Educator Standards Board-Washington for more information. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement.

Program Prerequisites

  • For Professional Teacher License in Elementary (1-6): Massachusetts Initial Teacher License in Elementary (1-6)
  • For Professional Teacher License in Mathematics (1-6): Massachusetts Initial Teacher License in Mathematics (1-6)
  • For Professional Teacher License in Mathematics (5-8): Massachusetts Initial Teacher License in Mathematics (5-8)
  • For non-licensure: a signed non-licensure agreement

Program of Study

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Required Courses (33 credits):

CMATH 6107Constructing Mathematical Understanding: Number and Operations

3

CMATH 6108Constructing Mathematical Understanding for Number Theory

3

CMATH 6109Functions and Algebra I: Building Mathematical Understanding

3

CMATH 6110Functions and Algebra II: Broadening the Base

3

CMATH 6111Geometry and Measurement I: From Polygons to Pythagoras

3

CMATH 6112Geometry and Measurement II: Circles, Symmetry, and Solids

3

CMATH 6113Probability: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

3

CMATH 6114Statistics and Data Analysis

3

CMATH 6115Concepts of Calculus: Change and Infinity

3

EEDUC 6154Meeting Diverse Needs in the Mathematics Classroom

3

EEDUC 7121Assessment Issues in Mathematics: Summative and Formative

3