The M.Ed. major in Secondary Mathematics Education seeks to advance early and mid-career mathematics teachers’ ability to effectively implement standards-based instructional practices.
The program’s chief goal-to strengthen secondary students’ mathematical understandings-is achieved, in part, by providing mathematics teachers with opportunities to deepen their understandings of learners from diverse backgrounds and to explore issues of equity in mathematics classrooms within urban environments. The program prepares teachers to conduct action research in the context of their own classrooms in order to inform instruction, and to share the knowledge gained in a professional community of teachers.
Through engaging teachers in advanced mathematics coursework, the program strengthens teachers’ mathematical content knowledge. In general, the Program of Study is framed by the principles and standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Program of Study
A. Professional Studies (9)
Select one (3):
EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)
EPRS 7910 Action Research (3)
Select one (3):
EPSF 7100 Critical Pedagogy (3)
EPSF 7110 Multicultural Education (3)
EPSF 7120 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3)
EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners (3)
B. Teaching Field/Major (27)
EDMT 8430 Sociocultural and Sociohistorical Issues of Mathematics Education (3)
EDMT 8820 Ethnomathematics and the Historical Development of Mathematics (3)
IT 7360 Integrating Technology in School-Based Learning Environments (3)
Choose One Course (3):
EDMT 7360 Integration of Technology in Mathematics Instruction (3)
EDMT 7560 Theory and Pedagogy of Mathematics Instruction (3)
EDMT 8290 Study of Learning and Instruction in Mathematics (3)
EDMT 8420 Topics in School Mathematics Curriculum (3)
EDMT 8550 Trends and Issues in Teaching Mathematics (3)
Required 15 hours with MATH prefix: With the consent of their adviser, the students select coursework numbered 6000 or higher related to mathematics. The coursework should lead to the development of an understanding of the history, philosophy, conceptual underpinnings, and applications of mathematics.
Program total: minimum of 36 semester hours