Mathematics Education

The Master of Education (EdM) in Mathematics Education provides advanced study for those who wish to broaden their understanding of mathematics and mathematics education. This program is designed for professional educators licensed to teach Mathematics and individuals interested in teaching outside of the US public school system.  Throughout the program, you will expand your academic content base and teaching talents by becoming informed about the latest research, curricula, methodologies and theories in mathematics education.

Students in the EdM program may earn a professional license for classroom teaching if they have the appropriate preliminary experience and hold an initial licensure. In addition to coursework, the professional license track also requires a supervised mentored experience.

Teachers on sabbatical leave and school systems with special needs are encouraged to inquire about specially designed sequences.

Program Fast Facts

  • Program Requirements: To view a listing of program requirements and coursework information, please visit the Boston University Bulletin for the EdM in Mathematics Education.
  • Program Duration: One academic year. Duration for part-time students vary.
  • Start Term: You may start the program in the summer, fall or spring semester.
  • Licensure: Upon completion of the program including a supervised field experience and Massachusetts testing requirements, you may be licensed at the professional level to teach Mathematics grades 5–8 or 8–12.
  • Faculty Contact Information: Professor Ziv Feldman,, 617-353-3289
  • Graduate Admissions Contact Information:, 617-353-4237

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.