EdM in Mathematics Education

The EdM is designed for aspiring or current 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 does not lead to licensure, so it is especially relevant for those who already have an initial license or do not wish to obtain one. 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 be designed with their academic advisor in order to meet state requirements. 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 in Mathematics (4 cr)

Elective Coursework (24 cr)

Students complete relevant elective courses for a total of 24 credits. Elective courses are chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor. A sampling of coursework is listed below.

  • SED ME 503 Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems (4 cr)
  • SED ME 504 Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Algebra, Geometry & Statistics (4 cr)
  • SED ME 530 Equitable Pedagogies in STEM Education (2 cr)
  • SED ME 559 Mathematics for Teaching: Geometry (4 cr)
  • SED ME 560 Mathematics for Teaching: Algebra (4 cr)
  • SED ME 565 Mathematics for Teaching: Calculus (4 cr)
  • SED ME 589 Designing Professional Development Programs in Mathematics Education (4 cr)

Professional Licensure (optional)

For students pursuing professional licensure, the following courses are required:

  • Three mathematics/mathematics education courses appropriate for the level taught (12 cr)