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. The program offers flexible options to ensure that it can support a range of academic and professional goals. Students can choose from one of the following programs of study:

  1.  A 30-credit degree option with studies focused on important issues in mathematics education.
  2.  A combined 30-credit degree option with our Educator Preparation Institute (EPI), which offers aspiring teachers an 18-credit EPI licensure program plus the additional 12 credits needed for the MAE. Students interested in this option must also apply to the EPI program by April 15th and plan to start during the summer term.
  3.  A 36-credit degree option that includes 18 graduate credits in mathematics. Although this is a higher-credit option, it is a popular choice for anyone interested in teaching mathematics in a community college.
  • 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.