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Secondary Mathematics Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Secondary Math Education M.S. offers students the opportunity to complete a graduate degree emphasizing both mathematical content knowledge and mathematical pedagogical knowledge. Students are required to complete course work in both areas and have the option of incorporating a research experience. Designed for in-service teachers, the program aims to increase the mathematical knowledge needed for teaching at the secondary level and to support teachers’ growth as reflective practitioners.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete 30 credits; usually ten 3-credit courses but other combinations are possible.

Students must complete:

  • at least 6 credits (2 courses) from the list of MED Content Courses and
  • at least 6 credits (2 courses) from the list of MED Pedagogy Courses

The remaining 18 credits (6 courses) may be any combination of MED courses.

In addition, with permission of the program director, up to 6 of these 18 credits (2 of the 6 courses) may be taken in Teacher Education (EDU), Special Education (SPE) or Educational Leadership (EDL). All research courses are arranged as independent studies with faculty mentors. The program can be completed in 1.5 – 2 years.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Completed Graduate Online Application Form.
  • Personal Statement (around 500 words)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official sealed transcript(s) of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework.
  • Transcripts can be mailed to the address below, or sent electronically directly from the academic institution.
  • Mail transcripts to the attention of: Office of Graduate Operations
  • Email transcripts to:
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants will provide recommenders’ contact information within the online application. Letters of recommendation should be professional or academic.
  • $35 application fee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    765 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 765 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    765 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 765 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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