Program Overview

Become a leader for mathematics education in your school and district with the online Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Aurora University. Deepen your understanding of mathematical concepts and their usage throughout the K-12 spectrum and develop the mathematics content and pedagogy needed to excite and instill a passion for math in the next generation of learners.

Instructors in this program use open education resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks for some courses. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students.

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Curriculum Overview

Aurora University’s online master’s in mathematics education provides you with a broad academic background and field experience in the subject. 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.

Each class is taught by faculty members who have real-world experience.

All programs offered through the education department are accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Program Details

  • Next Start Date:October 21, 2019
  • Est. Program Length:1 Year (FT)
  • Credit Hours:37
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$565

Core Courses

  • 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

Elective Courses

  • 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.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college and/or university (minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prior undergraduate coursework in calculus (strongly recommended)
  • Resume or curriculum vita
  • Personal statement
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from all previously attended colleges and/or universities

Graduate-level course credit is transferable, allowing students to earn their degree faster than ever. Graduate-level credit earned at regionally accredited institutions of higher education graded “B” or better may be transferred to Aurora University and applied toward a master’s or other post-baccalaureate programs prior to enrollment into Aurora University.

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Online Master of Arts in Mathematics Education Career Outcomes

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.

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