MA in Mathematics Education

General

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Program Description

Become a leader for mathematics education in your school and district with the online Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Aurora University. Deepen your understanding of mathematical concepts and their usage throughout the K-12 spectrum and develop the mathematics content and pedagogy needed to excite and instill a passion for math in the next generation of learners.

Instructors in this program use open education resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks for some courses. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students.

Begin your journey today with AU Online.

Curriculum

Aurora University’s online master’s in mathematics education provides you with a broad academic background and field experience in the subject. Secondary teachers who seek to increase their knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) content will be introduced to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics and the practices associated with them.

Each class is taught by faculty members who have real-world experience.

All programs offered through the education department are accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college and/or university (minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prior undergraduate coursework in calculus (strongly recommended)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from all previously attended colleges and/or universities

Career Outcomes

Students nationwide are in an educational deficit, ranking far behind most other developed countries in the fields of math (25) and science (17). School systems across the country are looking to bolster academic achievement levels by hiring qualified, master’s-level educators that specialize in math and science. A Business-Higher Education Forum report suggests that the United States will need an estimated 280,000 math and science teachers by 2015 to become competitive in the global economy. While overall career growth for postsecondary teachers remains stagnant through the next decade, math and science teachers are seeing tremendous growth as school systems nationwide look to bolster their students’ academic achievement level. Many local and state governments are looking to increase education spending and incentives in the near future for targeted hiring in the math and science areas.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

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At Aurora University Online, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. We offer the wide-ranging programs of a university with the personal attention of a small college. Our faculty members are accessible, and our academic and support programs are designed to help you succeed. Read less