Online Master’s in Mathematics and Science Education
Additional Program Offerings
The Master of Arts in Mathematics and Science Education program is offered online or in a hybrid format allowing students to choose the modality that best suits their disctrict’s needs. The hybrid format offers nine courses fully online and four (those indicated with an asterisk) on-ground at our Aurora campus.
This program is designed for elementary school teachers who wish to strengthen their knowledge in these subject areas, as well as increase their knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) content and learn ways to work with students in the classroom to meet the Next Generation Mathematics and Science Standards. Emphasis is placed on deep understanding of mathematics and science concepts and the connections between the two subjects. Courses throughout the program are aligned to national standards and present content and pedagogy in a parallel manner. Participants will become familiar with professional practices in mathematics, science and engineering, and will develop a research project of their own, founded in mathematics and science education. The program helps teachers grow to become leaders and advocates for mathematics and science education in their own schools and districts.
The Master of Arts in Mathematics and Science Education for Elementary Teachers degree requires 37 semester hours, including one semester hour of required field experience.
- Current teaching certificate/license
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college and/or university (minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale)
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Personal Statement
- Two (2) letters of recommendation
- Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from all previously attended colleges and/or universities
Students nationwide are in an educational deficit, ranking far behind most other developed countries in the fields of math (25) and science (17). School systems across the country are looking to bolster academic achievement levels by hiring qualified, master’s-level educators that specialize in math and science. A Business-Higher Education Forum report suggests that the United States will need an estimated 280,000 math and science teachers by 2015 to become competitive in the global economy.
While overall career growth for post-secondary teachers remains stagnant through the next decade, math and science teachers are seeing tremendous growth as school systems nationwide look to bolster their students’ academic achievement level. Many local and state governments are looking to increase education spending and incentives in the near future for targeted hiring in the math and science areas. Check out more information about the different careers in education.
MTH5210 Numbers and Operations for Elementary Teachers – 3 hours
MTH5220 Algebraic Thinking for Elementary Teachers – 3 hours
MTH5230 Geometry for Elementary Teachers – 3 hours
MTH5240 Measurement and Data Analysis for Elementary Teachers – 3 hours
NSM5210 Physical Science Foundations – 3 hours
NSM5220 Earth and Space Science – 3 hours
NSM5230 Life Science I – 3 hours
NSM5400 Curriculum Development and Assessment in Mathematics and Science* – 3 hours
NSM5900 Field Experience in STEM* – 1 hour
NSM6100 Educational Research in Mathematics and Science I* – 3 hours
NSM6200 Educational Research in Mathematics and Science II* – 3 hours
NSM6230 Life Science II – 3 hours
NSM6240 Integrated Applications in STEM – 3 hours
*These courses are offered online or on-ground at the Aurora campus.
Courses details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.