Program Overview

The University of Pittsburgh offers an online Master's Degree in Mathematics Education ideal for graduate students who want to increase their academic credentials.  This program addresses the needs and interests of beginning and experienced teachers who desire advanced backgrounds as mathematics teachers in schools.  Likewise, this degree will prepare participants for admission into doctoral study programs.  Applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field.

The Master in Mathematics Education is a 36 credit hour program.  Required courses in Psychological Perspectives on Education include: Psychology of Learning and Development for Education, Human Learning, Development-Middle Childhood/Adolescence, Psychological Development Mature and Old Age, Human Learning, Development- Middle Childhood/Adolescence, and Development- a Service Model.  The student also chooses a Research Method course, a Social and Cultural Perspectives on Education course, and nine hours of Electives from mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, computer science, and from other programs in the School of Education chosen to support the program of studies.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    An overall minimum QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate work is required.

    School Overview

    The University of Pittsburgh, also known as Pitt, is a state research institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1787 as Pittsburgh Academy. In 1819, Pittsburgh Academy changed into the Western University of Pennsylvania, and in 1908 became The University of Pittsburgh. Pitt was a private university from the time that it was founded until 1966, when it became a member of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

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