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Mathematics Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Towson, MD, United States
The Master of Science in mathematics education provides certified middle and high school teachers advanced knowledge in mathematics content and pedagogy. 
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Overview

The program is designed to provide certified middle and high school teachers with an in-depth study of mathematics and its teaching and learning. Teachers in our program learn powerful mathematics, closely tied to the curriculum they teach, while also gaining practical pedagogical expertise as well as analytic and leadership skills. Our graduates are prepared for leadership positions in mathematics education such as master teachers, curriculum developers and mathematics supervisors.

As a master's degree student, you will choose one of two tracks.  Both tracks include courses in mathematics, pedagogy, and integration of technology, while providing flexibility for you to design a program that fits your own needs and interests. 

  • Middle school track: Designed for current and future middle school mathematics teachers, including those with a background in elementary education.
  • Secondary school track: Designed for certified secondary mathematics teachers with a strong background in mathematics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural And Philosophical Background Of Mathematics
  • Technology In School Mathematics Teaching And Learning
  • Curriculum Issues In Secondary School Mathematics
  • Seminar In Teaching Advanced Placement Calculus
  • Concepts And Issues In Education
  • Research And Information Technology
  • Assessment And Evaluation In Education
  • Teaching In A Multicultural Society
  • Teaching In The Middle School
  • Discipline And Classroom Management In Secondary Schools
  • Advanced Processes Of Teaching And Learning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants must meet the general requirements for graduate study outlined in this catalog. The applicant must possess current certification for teaching secondary school mathematics (Secondary School Track) or teaching elementary school (Middle School Track). In some circumstances, as determined by the program director, two years of recent, documented, full-time teaching experience may replace the certification requirement. For the Secondary School Track, the applicant should have an undergraduate degree (or MAT) in mathematics with a secondary education concentration or the equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1006 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1006 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1006 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1006 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    559 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 559 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Towson

  • 1797 - 3050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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