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Mathematics Education, M.Ed.

Mathematics Education, M.Ed.

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University rank #351 (WUR) , GA,
The M.Ed. major in Secondary Mathematics Education seeks to advance early and mid-career mathematics teachers’ ability to effectively implement standards-based instructional practices. Through engaging teachers in advanced mathematics coursework, the program strengthens teachers’ mathematical content knowledge. In general, the Program of Study is framed by the principles and standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.


The program’s chief goal-to strengthen secondary students’ mathematical understandings-is achieved, in part, by providing mathematics teachers with opportunities to deepen their understandings of learners from diverse backgrounds and to explore issues of equity in mathematics classrooms within urban environments.

The program prepares teachers to conduct action research in the context of their own classrooms in order to inform instruction, and to share the knowledge gained in a professional community of teachers.


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Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Methods of Research in Education
  • Sociocultural and Sociohistorical Issues of Mathematics Education
  • Ethnomathematics and the Historical Development of Mathematics
  • Integrating Technology in School-Based Learning Environments
  • Theory and Pedagogy of Mathematics Instruction
  • Study of Learning and Instruction in Mathematics
  • Topics in School Mathematics Curriculum
  • Trends and Issues of Teaching Mathematics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • A submitted online application. Paper applications are not available.
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required for each application. This fee must be paid online by credit card.
  • One copy of official academic transcripts
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores
  • International applicants required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores and the Georgia State University’s International Applicant Immigration Form

Tuition Fee

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    1243 USD/module
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  • National Applies to you

    382 USD/module
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Pell Grant offers assistance to high need students working toward their first bachelor’s degree. The Pell Grant is funded each year by Congress, which sets the minimum and maximum award amounts. If you are eligible for the Pell Grant, it will be listed on your Georgia State University financial aid award offer. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. There is no separate application, and the award will disburse automatically once you are registered. If you are enrolled less than full-time (12 credits) the amount disbursed will be less than the amount listed on your award offer.Beginning July 1, 2012, students are limited to 6 years of Pell eligibility, or the full time equivalent of six years for those attending less than full time. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant funding you can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%. It’s possible that you might not receive your entire scheduled award for an award year. There are a number of reasons for this, the most common of which are that you are not enrolled for the full year or that you are not enrolled full-time, or both. If you did not receive the full amount of your scheduled award, we calculate the percentage of the scheduled award that you did receive.

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