Dr. Ron Preston
MSITE Director of Students
352E Flanagan Building
You have learned so much from teaching mathematics-about mathematics, about students, about yourself as a teacher. Are you ready to take the next step as a mathematics teacher? Can you picture yourself becoming a leader of mathematics teachers? If so, challenge yourself by enrolling in the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Mathematics Education.
The MAEd in Mathematics Education has something for the mathematics teacher at any level. Participants choose to concentrate at the elementary, middle grades, or high school level. Regardless of the level, students take mathematics courses for that concentration level as well as courses beyond the concentration level. Elementary and middle grades mathematics programs are offered in a totally distance education format. The high school concentration is offered in conjunction with the Department of Mathematics and although the mathematics courses are offered on campus, all other course work is done online.
The 36-hour MAEd is typically completed in two years by part-time graduate students who are full-time teachers. Faculty work hard to help students develop into a professional network of mathematics educators and many graduates use the master's degree work as a springboard to National Board Certification. Specific mathematics education courses are offered online during the academic year while MAEd students are teaching. This allows participants to use their classroom as a laboratory for testing ideas, piloting assessment items, and performing action research.