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Master’s in Science and Mathematics Education

The master’s degree in Teaching, Learning and Leadership with an option in Science and Mathematics Education is designed for K-12 educators who want to deepen their content and pedagogical knowledge of best practices in the teaching of science and mathematics. The program prepares graduates to balance theory, research and practice so they can challenge science and mathematics learners in a variety of educational settings. 

Curriculum

The dynamic curriculum requirements allow students to take science and mathematics specific courses as well as integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses. Coursework preview:

 

  • Problem-Centered Learning in Math
  • Problem-Based Learning in Science Education
  • Elementary Statistical Methods
  • Environmental Education
  • Teaching Algebra & Mathematical Tasks
  • Introduction to K-12 Engineering Education
  • Technology for the K-12 STEM Educator
  • Educational Leadership & Advocacy
  • Pedagogical Research
  • Research Design & Methodology
  • Social Justice by the Numbers

 

Research and Faculty

Our faculty are experts in P-20 school science and mathematics education. Research interests include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Place-based and outdoor education
  • Engineering education
  • Mathematics and science identity
  • Students persistence in STEM
  • Teachers’ beliefs and practices and their connection to student affect and achievement
  • Teacher professional development and student outcomes
  • Mathematical thinking  and the relationship between students’ thinking about number and algebra

 

Meet our departmental faculty

 

Admissions

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester. 

 

To apply to the Teaching, Learning and Leadership - option in Mathematics and Science Education, MS program, complete the following: 

 

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions, including an undergraduate degree or minor in mathematics or science with a 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA or satisfactory GRE score (quantitative) 
  • Current resume/vita
  • Personal goal statement (500 words)

 

Cost & Assistance

The federal TEACH Grant Program may provide up to $4,000 a year to aid students seeking degrees in high-needs fields and who meet specific eligibility requirements. Students must sign an Agreement to Serve and acknowledge that if the terms are not fulfilled, the grant will be converted to a loan that must be repaid.

 

Currently enrolled students are also eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences. 

 

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