Master Degree in Education
The M.Ed. is offered with emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education, Reading, and Special Education. The Master of Education programs extend and develop classroom skills and abilities of practicing teachers in elementary and secondary education. Applicants to the Master of Education program must have a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, and/or a current teaching certificate.
The M.Ed. in Mathematics Education is designed to provide content and pedagogy appropriate for the teaching of mathematics with options for increasing the teacher’s understanding of content area literacy, the inclusion of students with special needs and utilize-ing technology to teach mathematics. The mathematics content is designed to strengthen understanding of the mathematics taught in the K-8 curriculum. Candidates must prepare an exit portfolio, demonstrating compe-tency in the nine outcomes of the School of Education (i.e., philosophy, development, diversity, content, student learning, learning environment, professionalism, technology). The M.Ed. Mathematics Education program is not a teacher certification program. For an initial teaching certificate see Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education programs, or Masters of Arts in Teaching programs. Students wanting a K-8 Mathematics Education teaching endorsement must also apply to the Mathematics Education (K-8) Certificate Program.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTSFor application requirements and Praxis I and II Exam information please visit the School of Education website.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (2012-2013 catalog)
|Minimum Credit Hours||36|
|EDMA||S608||Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDMA||S614||Numeration and Operations||3|
|ED||S626||Classroom Research (Teacher Research)||3|
|EDET||S628||Technology in Instructional Design||3|
|EDMA||S654||Algebra and Functions: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDMA||S655||Geometry and Measurement: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDMA||S656||Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDMA||S657||Concepts of Calculus and Trigonometry: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDMA||S658||Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics||3|
|EDET||S668||Educational Technology Leadership||3|
|*Graduate level advisor-approved elective with an emphasis on pedagogy|