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M.Ed. in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education

The M. Ed. in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education degree prepares a graduate 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 initial certification or 7-12 certification for those who hold a K-6 Level I certificate.

Why is This Program for Me?

  • The program, the only one of its kind in Pennsylvania, will increase your knowledge of mathematics content at the elementary and middle school levels while increasing your pedagogical knowledge for teaching mathematics.
  • The program reflects the most current research in best practices for teaching mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels.

    Courses are relevant to the day-to-day work of teaching and address issues such as diverse learners, standards, and the incorporation of technology into the classroom.
  • The program meets the credit requirements for Instructional Level II certification, including Pennsylvania’s requirement for 6 credits in the Standards Aligned System and the inclusion of students with special needs.
  • Courses are taught by faculty who have experience teaching at the K-12 level and understand the joys and challenges of teaching.
  • All courses are offered in the evenings or during the summer.

“As certified Special Ed./Elementary Ed. Teachers working in a secondary learning support program, we initially entered the program for math credits to gain highly qualified status. We realized that completing the enter program would make us better educators in an ever-changing field. After completing the program, we are both more confident in our instructional abilities, co-teaching partners are more at ease with us, and we have both made ourselves more marketable as teachers.”

—Kim Bodek and Kristin Kessler, Penns Manor School District
December 2009

“The master’s program provided me with invaluable insight into practical ways of teaching math that would be both appealing and beneficial to the students. Furthermore, it reinforced the practical experience I had gained to date and considerable enhanced my performance as a teacher.”

—Irini Nicolaidou, The American Academy
December 2007

About the Program

Two options are available to you:

  • Option 1: 27 credits of course work in curriculum and instruction in mathematics education, mathematics content, professional development, and educational research, plus a three-hour committee thesis.
  • Option 2: 36 credits of course work in curriculum and instruction in mathematics education, mathematics content, professional development, and educational research.

Learn more about the program.

Meet the Faculty

All faculty members have earned doctorates in the field of mathematics education and have extensive experience teaching mathematics at the K-12 level.

Learn more about the faculty.

How to Apply

You can apply to this program through the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research. For information about admissions requirements, applying to the program, and financial aid, visit the Graduate Admissions page.

Contact Us:

Dr. Larry Feldman, Co-Coordinator

313 Stright Hall
Larry.Feldman@iup.edu 
724-357-4767

Dr. Mary Lou Metz, Co-Coordinator

213 Stright Hall
mlmetz@iup.edu 
724-357-4759

  • Mathematics Department
  • Stright Hall, Room 233
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2608
  • Fax: 724-357-7908
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.