Master of Science in Mathematics Education
The School of Education, in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a preparation program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Mathematics Education. The program prepares students to become mathematics educators who are proficient in five areas:
critical reflection and explanations of practice
inclusive and culturally responsive pedagogy
assessment of student learning
professional conduct and collaboration
The preparation program is designed for students who have attained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (i.e., with a major field in mathematics) or its equivalent and seek certification to teach mathematics in secondary schools.
For those students who already have initial certification to teach grades 7-12 mathematics, the School of Education offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Teaching and Curriculum. Students may have a concentration in mathematics education
through this program, which is designed to support professional development for teachers and to enhance understanding of the theories and practices associated with teaching.
prepares students for New York State initial certification as mathematics teachers (grades 7-12) while earning a master’s degree
a 43-credit program exposing students to cutting-edge ideas in education courses taught by faculty specialists, and offering students opportunities to increase their content knowledge through graduate mathematics courses
special emphases on these areas: working with students who have difficulties in learning mathematics, serving diverse student populations, using technology to promote active learning, developing skills in assessing student learning, and developing a knowledge of mathematics for teaching
five field placements, allowing each candidate to learn from urban and suburban school settings, from a variety of teaching professionals, and by working with students of diverse backgrounds and abilities
a pace of learning based on personal choice, including a full-time 16-month program (beginning in summer), a full-time 2-year program (beginning in September), and the opportunity to begin part-time (culminating in a 9-credit spring semester followed by a 9-credit fall semester)
graduate assistantship opportunities
professional development through shared experiences with a cohort of mathematics education students and with students in other secondary programs, who they encounter in common core courses
participation in the Academy of Mathematics Education, whose twice yearly meetings bring candidates together with teachers and SU faculty and staff to share professional development ideas
a mathematics education faculty located within Syracuse University’s Department of Mathematics, affording candidates opportunities for formal and informal interactions with mathematicians and graduate students in mathematics.
Dr. Joanna O. Masingila, Program Advisor
Syracuse, NY 13244-1150
Office Number: (315) 443-1483
Ready to apply?
to go to the Syracuse University online application information page.