Online Master’s in Mathematics and Science Education
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The online Master of Arts in Mathematics and Science Education program at Aurora University 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 online Master of Arts in Mathematics and Science for Elementary Teachers degree requires 37 semester hours, including one semester hour of required field experience.
The online Master of Arts in Mathematics and Science for Elementary Teachers degree is geared toward teachers, but applicants are not required to hold a current teaching certificate/license. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited institution. Additional admission requirements include a resume or curriculum vita, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation and all transcripts from previously attended institutions. The GRE is not required for admission.
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)