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Graduate Catalog 2018-19 
Graduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Mathematics Education

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This program deepens and extends secondary school mathematics teachers’ understanding of mathematics and its learning and teaching. Through a focus on both theory and practice, this program enables teachers to strengthen their classroom effectiveness, to assume leadership roles in curriculum and instruction, and, if so desired, continue with doctoral study in mathematics education.


Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements of the Graduate College, admission to this curriculum requires a bachelor’s degree with at least a secondary teaching minor in mathematics, equivalent to that offered at Western, and fifteen hours of undergraduate work in professional education or its equivalent.

Program Requirements

In meeting these program requirements an effort is made to select courses that deal with concepts and skills related to central themes in secondary school mathematics programs. These themes are given substance in courses that deal with topics enabling students to review and build on their previous course work, to explore new areas, to develop thorough understandings of concepts that are initiated in secondary school mathematics courses, and to achieve a high level of mastery of skills associated with these concepts.

1. Complete at least 15 credit hours of approved graduate mathematics courses selected from:

2. Complete at least 12 semester hours of approved mathematics education courses selected from:

3. Complete the required 30 credit hours by taking approved 6000-level courses, selected from mathematics, mathematics education, or professional education.

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