EdM in Mathematics Education
The EdM is designed for experienced teachers who have a strong commitment to teaching and wish to expand their academic content base and teaching talents by becoming informed about the latest research, curricula, methodologies, and theories in mathematics education. The EdM program is tailored to meet students’ needs and will vary depending upon each individual’s background. It can be completed in one academic year of full-time study. However, many teachers complete the degree as part-time students while they continue to teach in local schools. If teachers wish to use the degree for professional licensure, their course of study must include 12 credits of mathematics and/or specific mathematics education courses and SED ME 589. Teachers on sabbatical leave and school systems with special interests are encouraged to inquire about individually designed sequences.
Core Coursework (12 cr)
- SED RS 600 Introduction to Research (4 cr)
- SED ME 558 Mathematics Curriculum: Programs, Issues, and Trends (4 cr)
- SED ME 563 Problem Solving Laboratory (4 cr)
Elective Coursework (24 cr)
Students complete six elective courses for a total of 24 credits. Elective courses are chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor.
For students pursuing professional licensure, the following courses are required:
- SED ME 589 Designing Professional Development Programs in Mathematics Education (4 cr)
- Three mathematics/mathematics education courses appropriate for the level taught (12 cr)