MS Mathematics Education (MS MaEd)
This program is intended primarily for individuals interested in or are pursuing careers in mathematics education at the upper elementary and high school levels. The program’s courses and research requirements ensure that MS MaEd graduates are extensively trained in both the theoretical and practical aspects of mathematics education.
Degree Requirements
The student in the program must:
 Complete nine (9) units of required subjects, eighteen (18) units in a major field of concentration, and six (6) units of electives;
 Pass a comprehensive examination covering the following topics: Mathematics Content, Mathematics Education, Research and Related Fields Examination;
 Submit a Master’s thesis consisting of four (4) term papers, each on a topic in mathematics or on its presentation.
Coursework
The student must complete the following required subjects:
 MAE 210: Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics
 PSYCH 255.12: Seminar in Human Development: Learning Processes in Mathematics and Science
 ED 201: Methods and Materials of Research

Any four (4) graduate level courses in mathematics. Examples are:
 MA 204: Introduction to the Foundations & Structure of Mathematics
 MA 206: Modern Concepts in Mathematics
 MA 212: High School Geometry from an Advanced Viewpoint I
 MA 215: Modern Algebra and Trigonometry
 MA 220: Analysis for Teachers I
 MA 221: Analysis for Teachers II
 MA 224: Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
 MA 226: An Introduction to Probability
 MA 230: Elementary Statistics
 MA 234: Elementary Probability Theory
 MA 240A: Seminar in Teaching Mathematics
 MA 240B: Seminar in Topics in Algebra
 MA 240F: Seminar in Combinatorics
 MA 240G: Seminar in Methods of Proof
 MA 240H: Seminar in Finite Mathematics
 MA 240J: Seminar in Discrete Mathematics
 MA 240K: Seminar in Contemporary Mathematics
 MA 240T: Seminar in Abstract Algebra
 MA 241: Seminar in Linear and Abstract Algebra

Any one (1) course under any of the following seminar titles:
 MAE 295C: Strategies on Classroom Teaching in Mathematics
 MAE 295D: Seminar on Research in Mathematics Education
 MAE 295H: Seminar on Technology in Mathematics Education

Any one (1) course from the following:
 STAT 310: Basic Statistical Analysis
 SA 206: Research Techniques
Comprehensive Exams
Upon satisfactory completion of all his/her required and elective courses, the student should formally apply to take a comprehensive examination covering the following topics: Mathematics Content, Mathematics Education, Research and Related Fields Examination.