Curriculum for Mathematics Education (M.S.)
ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Students applying for admission must provide the following documents: college Transcripts, GRE scores, application to the graduate program, and professional resume/vita. Upon receipt of these materials, the Department of Mathematical Sciences Committee will evaluate the candidate and decide if he/she is to be admitted into the program. If the student is accepted, he/she will immediately be assigned an advisor. The advisor and candidate will collaborate to determine a schedule and plan of study. This plan will then be submitted to the Graduate Committee for approval. Once approved, the student will be allowed to begin his/her coursework.
A student may opt to begin the program provisionally, prior to applying to enter the program. In which case, the student could take no more than six graduate credits prior to being fully accepted into the program. Taking graduate courses provisionally does not guarantee future admission into the graduate program.
CURRICULUM
The masters programs in mathematical sciences are flexible enough to accommodate students with diversified background training. In consultation with the Graduate
Committee, each student develops a course of study in mathematics areas most relevant to his or her professional and career objectives. Each student must take 36 credit hours
of coursework as depicted below.
Required Mathematics Education Courses – 9 credits – All of these courses:
MTSC503

Mathematics Teaching Methods I

3 Hours

MTSC603

Mathematics Teaching Methods II

3 Hours

MTSC691

History & Philosophy of Math/Math Educ.

3 Hours

Required Mathematics Content Courses – 12 Credits
These three courses:
MTSC500

Foundations of Mathematics

3 Hours

MTSC504

Modern Geometry

3 Hours

MTSC511

Introduction to Abstract Algebra

3 Hours

And one of these two courses:
MTSC513

Discrete Mathematics

3 Hours

MTSC531

Number Theory

3 Hours

Required Computers and Technology Courses – 3 Credits
MTSC507

Computers and Technology in Mathematics

3 Hours

Required Education Courses – 6 Credits
EDUC604

Theories and Methods of Instruction

3 Hours


EDUCXXX

One course from the following:

3 Hours



EDUC605

Curriculum Organization and Design



EDUC610

Development of Instructional Materials



EDUC614

Human Growth and Development



EDUC607/633

Theories and Practices of Classroom Management


RESEARCH – 6 credits – Students must complete one of the following options
Option I – Take the following two courses:
MTSC697

Research Methods in Mathematics Education

3 Hours

MTSC699

Thesis or Directed Project

3 Hours

Option II  Take two additional graduate courses:
MTSC5XX/6XX – one of the following:
MTSC521

General Topology

3 Hours

MTSC525

Logic

3 Hours

MTSC531

Number Theory

3 Hours

MTSC541

Advanced Probability Theory

3 Hours

MTSC551

Ordinary Differential Equations

3 Hours

MTSC561

Real Analysis I

3 Hours

MTSC562

Real Analysis II

3 Hours

MTSC571

Complex Analysis

3 Hours

MTSC581

Operations Research

3 Hours

MTSC611

Topics in Pure Mathematics

3 Hours

MTSC621

Introduction to Functional Analysis

3 Hours

MTSC641

Combinatorics

3 Hours

MTSC643

Statistics

3 Hours

MTSC651

Partial Differential Equations

3 Hours

MTSC661

Numerical Analysis

3 Hours

MTSC663

Topics in Applied Mathematics

3 Hours

MTSC5XX/6XX – A graduate education course as agreed upon by student, advisor,
and graduate committee.
Option III – For students considering the future pursuits in a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education– 9 credits
MTSC697

Research Methods in Mathematics Education

3 Hours

MTSC699

Thesis or Directed Project

6 Hours

If this option is selected, the student will be required to take only 3 credits, rather than 6 credits, from the Education courses listed above.