Northern Arizona University offers an online Master of Science in Mathematics Education. This program emphasizes areas of secondary education and mathematics teaching. The coursework in the program is online, but offers a holistic and experiential understanding of the field to help teachers become more effective.
Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent
3 letters of recommendation
Personal statement or essay
Prerequisites (completed prior to enrolling in the program):
Must have at least 2 years of mathematics teaching experience or have successfully completed 6 credit hours of undergraduate mathematics teaching methods coursework
Must have completed at least 23 hours of undergraduate mathematics and statistics coursework at the level of calculus and above with a grade of C or better, and have at least a 3.0 GPA in these courses
These 23 credit hours cannot include the teaching methods courses and must include: Calculus II, Applied Statistics, Foundations of Mathematics, and at least 9 hours of upper division proof-based coursework (including Foundations of Mathematics)
Although the majority of courses in this program are delivered online, there are essential face-to-face components embedded in the curriculum; Since certain courses in the program require candidates to implement and reflect on standards-based instructional practices, applicants to the program must be teaching mathematics in the classroom at the time they take these courses
List of courses taken in the field with titles/authors of textbooks used
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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