Master’s Degree

Master of Arts in Education

The Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) in Mathematics Education program is designed for individuals interested in gaining expertise in mathematics education and strengthening their background in mathematics. Students in this program typically take a minimum of 9 credit hours in mathematics at the graduate level. This program of study requires a thesis or project-in-lieu of thesis and does not lead to initial teacher certification.
  • Practicing teachers who want to strengthen their abilities to teach mathematics in a variety of instructional settings.
  • Individuals who plan to teach at the community college level. Requirements to teach at the community college level vary depending on the individual campus. Typically, individuals must have a minimum of 18 credits in graduate mathematics. Candidates are encouraged to consult the community college where they desire employment for the exact employment requirements.
  • Experienced teachers who have the eventual goal of earning a doctorate in mathematics education enabling them to work in a teacher education/mathematics education program at an institution of higher education.

B.A. or B.S. in mathematics, mathematics education, or related field; 2.7 overall GPA and 3.0 upper division GPA; GRE; and completing all other general admission requirements

3.0 GPA (overall and in major); completion of course requirements; thesis or project-in-lieu of thesis

Questions Regarding MAE

Please see the MAE application process for the School of Teaching & Learning. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Catherine Paolucci Program Coordinator or Dr. Alyson Adams, Graduate Coordinator.