Master of education in mathematics (secondary and community college teaching)
The master of education with a major in mathematics requires a minimum of 27 hours of mathematics plus a minor selected from the approved minors. This degree does not have a thesis option. The mathematics courses are designed to prepare students to teach high school and community college.
The minimum undergraduate requirements are:
- Math 2471 Calculus I
- Math 2472 Calculus II
- 9 hours of junior/senior mathematics courses.
These requirements may be reduced if the applicant shows evidence of taking equivalent courses elsewhere. Students are required to make up background courses if they do not have sufficient undergraduate mathematics. This background work must be completed before enrolling in graduate courses.
Core Courses (9 hours): All students are required to take the following courses:
- 5381 Foundations of Set Theory
- 5382 Foundations of Real Analysis
- 5384 Geometric Approach to Abstract Algebra.
Minor The minor should be selected from the list of approved minors in the graduate catalog.
Elective Courses (18 hours): The following courses are recommended.
- 5303 History of Mathematics
- 5304 Topics in Mathematics for secondary school teachers
- 5386 Knots and Surfaces: Intro to topology
- 5388 Discrete Mathematics
- 5390 Statistics
- 5392 Survey of Geometries.
The student may select elective hours from other mathematics courses not listed here, if the prerequisites are met. Student's selection of courses must be approved by the Graduate Adviser.
Comprehensive examination: All students are required to take a three-part written comprehensive exam.