If you have substantial math content background, wish to be a leader in math education, aim to teach math nationally or internationally, and are not seeking New York State teaching certification, our math education studies program will provide you the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals.
Our math education studies program is a part time program, available fully online. It is comprised of 33 credit hours and can be completed in two years. Our master's program in mathematics education focuses on teaching students how to learn mathematics. Our program emphasizes the use of technology in mathematics teaching and learning, and the assessment of students' understanding and performance.
The features of our program include:
|Degree granted||Master of Education (EdM) |
|Degree/credentials required for admission||Bachelor's degree and minimum 30 hours of content area|
|Teacher certification granted ||None|
|Credits required for completion||33 |
|Time to completion||4 to 5 semesters part-time|
|Program delivery||On campus or online|
|Career opportunities|| |
|Application deadline||Priority Deadlines |
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1
Summer: Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15
Fall: Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
The mathematics education studies masters program focuses on teaching students how to learn mathematics. Our program emphasizes the use of technology in mathematics teaching and learning, and the assessment of students' understanding and performance. The described sequence of coursework is required to complete the program.
Please note: a grade of B- or higher is required for all coursework in the math education studies non teacher certification online program.
Apply to this program if you have substantial math content background (30 hours of content area minimum) and are not interested in obtaining a recommendation for New York State teaching certification. Students that complete this program without certification may be able teach outside of New York State, both internationally and in their respective states, and within schools that do not require certification.
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent (i.e., 30 mathematics-related credit hours) from an accredited institution and an interest in math education at the graduate level. A minimum 3.0 undergraduate cumulative GPA is expected.
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Former/Maiden Name: The Graduate School of Education must be made aware if applicants have ever changed their name. If this is the case, be sure to ask the institution sending your transcripts to indicate your current name and any former or maiden names.
Admission Decision: The admission decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. Typically, this takes between 2-4 weeks. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All supporting documents must be uploaded and attached to your online application. This includes unofficial copies of your transcripts and any other documents required for review.
In order to qualify for the in-state residency tuition rate, you are required to provide residency documentation indicating you have lived in New York State (NYS) 12 months prior to your semester start date.
If accepted, you will need to upload 3 documents to qualify for the in-state tuition rate. See Required Documents for Residency Application for more information.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.
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