Master of Education in Mathematics Education

The Master of Education (EdM) for Mathematics Education program is designed for practicing teachers, or those with an initial teaching license, who have a strong commitment to teaching and wish to broaden their knowledge about the teaching and learning of mathematics. Whether you have just finished an undergraduate program in mathematics education or have already been in the classroom for a few years, we offer a wide range of opportunities to develop your expertise in mathematics and in methods of teaching mathematics. You can use our program to satisfy professional licensure requirements.

Our program is highly flexible, tailored to meet each individual teacher’s needs, interests, and background. You can complete the program in a manner that best suits your own schedule: one academic year of full-time study or over several years on a part-time basis while you teach in local schools. Primarily, you take courses in mathematics education, which emphasize connections between relevant K-12 content and research-based effective instructional strategies. You can also take courses in mathematics to deepen your content knowledge. Interested in taking courses to support your work with special education students or English language learners? You can do that too.

Our program:

  • Includes a broad selection of course offerings in mathematics education based on current research and “best practices” pedagogies.
  • Offers mathematics courses in the College of Arts and Sciences, including the PROMYS for Teachers program, a mathematical immersion experience during one summer.
  • Prepares students for a variety of leadership roles such as department chair, curriculum specialist, or professional development provider.
  • Can satisfy professional licensure requirements.
  • Can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Faculty Contact Information: Dr. Suzanne Chapin, schapin@bu.edu, 617-353-7105
Graduate Admissions: sedgrad@bu.edu, 617-353-4237

For program requirements and additional details, please visit the BU Bulletin.

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