Master’s in Mathematics Education Online
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The Master of Arts in Mathematics Education program at Aurora University Online is designed to equip secondary math teachers with the mathematics content and pedagogy needed to excite and instill a passion for math in the next generation of learners. Secondary teachers who seek to increase their knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) content will be introduced to The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and the practices associated with them. Throughout the program, students will focus on deepening understanding of mathematical concepts and their usage throughout the K-12 spectrum. The content courses increase participants’ self-efficacy with higher level mathematics, while seamlessly integrating teaching methods and content. Participants are trained to implement the knowledge gained in their classroom by creating new lesson plans based on the CCSS. The program helps teachers grow to become leaders and advocates for mathematics education in their own schools and districts.
The online Master of Arts in Mathematics Education degree requires 37 semester hours, including one semester hour of required field experience.
The online Master of Arts in Mathematics Education program 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. Prior undergraduate coursework in calculus is strongly recommended. 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.
MTH5010 Numbers and Mathematical Thinking – 3 hours
MTH5020 Statistics and Probability – 3 hours
MTH5030 Understanding and Teaching Algebra – 3 hours
MTH5040 Understanding and Teaching Geometry – 3 hours
MTH6010 Calculus Concepts and Applications I – 3 hours
MTH6060 Calculus Concepts and Applications II – 3 hours
MTH6030 Applications in STEM – 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
Electives (courses listed below) – 6 hours
MTH6020 Mathematical Connections – 3 hours
MTH6040 Technology in Mathematics Classrooms – 3 hours
MTH6080 Selected Topics in Mathematics – 3 hours
MTH6090 Selected Topics in Mathematics Education – 3 hours
Course details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.