# Teaching: Mathematics M.S.Ed.

CIP: 131311

In cooperation with the School of Education, an area of concentration in mathematics is provided for teachers to teach mathematics at the high school level. The purpose of the program is to help mathematics teachers:

- Acquire increased competency in a broad spectrum of the mathematical sciences.
- Develop additional skills and understanding in the art of good mathematics teaching, including teaching special students.
- Study current trends and issues in education, and, in particular, mathematics education.

## Requirements

### Core Requirements (6)

EDUC 61695 | Philosophy of Education | 3 |

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EDUC 61649 | Issues in Education | 3 |

EDUC 61682 | Improvement of Instruction through Action Research | 2 |

EDUC 61683 | Action Research Paper | 1 |

### Subject Field Requirements (21)

#### Education Requirements (6)

EDUC 61650 | Improvement of Teaching | 3 |

EDUC 61651 | Seminar and Practicum in Teaching | 3 |

#### Mathematics Requirements (selected from the following courses) (15)

MATH 17511 | Applied Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 17518 | Number Theory | 3 |

MATH 17520 | Applied Analysis | 3 |

MATH 17521 | Complex Analysis | 3 |

MATH 17535 | Probability Theory | 3 |

MATH 17536 | Statistical Inference | 3 |

MATH 17555 | Non-Euclidean Geometry | 3 |

MATH 17556 | Introduction to Point Set Topology | 3 |

MATH 17561 | Applied Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 17565 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH 17635 | Computer Methods in Statistics I | 3 |

### Unspecified Electives (5)

Total Credit Hours: 32

**Program Admission Requirements**

Students with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and composite score of 280 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test will be accepted. The official score must be filed with the Graduate Office prior to admission but not later than the end of the first trimester of enrollment. If the score is not submitted by the end of the first academic trimester, the student cannot re-enroll until the score is submitted. Students who do not meet the cutoff score of 280 may be accepted on the condition that they maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 for the first nine graduate hours in mathematics.

**Writing Sample**

Students must complete a writing assessment administered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics no later than the end of the first week of the first trimester of enrollment. Any student who fails the writing assessment must repeat the assessment within two weeks. Any student who fails the second writing assessment will meet with the chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to establish a program of remediation and qualification.

**Advisement**

A member of the graduate education faculty will serve as the major advisor. A graduate faculty member from the mathematics area will serve as area advisor, and both signatures will be required on the Degree Audit Form. Any change in a Degree Audit Form must be initiated by the student and be submitted to the Graduate Office accompanied by written approval from both advisors.

**Comprehensive Examination**

The content of the comprehensive examination will be equally divided between those courses required in education and the mathematics area. The School of Education and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are responsible for the scheduling, construction, and evaluation of their respective portions of the comprehensive examination. The degree candidate must pass both portions of the examination.