EdM in Mathematics Education

The Master of Education (EdM) for Mathematics Education Program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development 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. The EdM in Mathematics Education includes a wide range of opportunities to develop your expertise in mathematics and in methods of teaching mathematics. Students can use this program to satisfy professional licensure requirements.

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Career Outcomes

  • Teacher leader
  • Curriculum specialist/developer
  • Math coach
  • Professional development leader
  • Some college and university teaching positions

Program Requirements

The EdM in Mathematics Education is highly flexible, and can be tailored to meet your 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.

Students primarily take courses in mathematics education, which emphasize connections between relevant K-12 content and research-based effective instructional strategies. They can also take courses in mathematics to deepen your content knowledge.  The program offers mathematics courses in the College of Arts and Sciences, including the PROMYS for Teachers program, a mathematical immersion experience during one summer.

  • Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.

Program Faculty

Contact Info

For more information about this program and requirements for admission contact the program director, Dr. Aaron Brakoniecki, brak@bu.edu.

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