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

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the field that connects knowledge of content, teaching practices, student learning, and curriculum.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret research in mathematics education and apply it to the design of teaching materials, including addressing issues of access, equity, and diversity when teaching all students mathematics.


Core Coursework (12 cr)

  • SED ME 558 Mathematics Curriculum: Programs, Issues, and Trends (4 cr)
  • SED ME 563 Problem Solving in Mathematics (4 cr)
  • SED RS 600 Introduction to Research (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)