An integral part of the program will be to familiarize students with recent developments in curriculum, instruction, and implementation of contemporary mathematics programs in elementary and middle schools. Upon completion of the program, the student will be prepared to serve as a resource teacher, as a mathematics teacher in a departmentalized situation, as a coordinator, or in other leadership roles in an elementary or middle school mathematics program.
For teachers in public schools, the program meets the credit requirements for Instructional Level II certification. It does not provide 7-12 certification for those who hold a K-6 Level I certificate.
Students have three options for the completion of the program leading to a Master of Education degree in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education.
Option 1: Primarily designed for those who wish to pursue a degree after the master’s degree. The requirements are 27 hours of course work and a three-hour committee thesis.
Option 2: Primarily designed for those who will take a leadership role in the school. The requirements are 30 hours of course work and written comprehensive examination.
Option 3: Primarily designed for the classroom teacher who wishes to update skills. The requirements are 36 hours of course work with no thesis or comprehensive examination required.
Students must satisfy the following course requirements:
Chosen from the graduate course offerings of the Department of Professional Studies in Education and the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services. Students should consult their advisor concerning prerequisites and appropriateness before scheduling these courses.
Chosen from other courses in categories I, III, and IV above
Option 2 only
* ELMA 795 is required for Option 1 only.
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