Master of Science
Master of Science in Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
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The purpose of the Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics (MST) option for elementary school teachers is to prepare mathematics specialists for work in elementary schools and school districts. It is designed for teachers who wish to improve their mathematical background as well as their understanding of the learning and teaching of mathematics in grades K-8. Courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of elementary and middle school teachers.
Students in this master’s program are typically full-time elementary and middle school teachers. Courses are offered in the late afternoon and early evening. Some courses are also offered during the summer. Students complete a final practicum designed to improve the mathematics education in their home school. Degree candidates must earn a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credit. At least 12 credit hours must be in courses at the 500-level.
Required course work Heading link
|Teaching Algebra for Understanding
|Concepts and Methods in Elem and Middle School Mathematics II
|Teaching Geometry: An Activity Approach
|Practicum: Teaching of Elementary School Mathematics
|Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School
|Characteristics of Early Adolescence
Elective course work Heading link
|Concepts and Methods in Elem and Middle School Mathematics I
|Geometric Measurement and the Numerical Methods
|Teaching Mathematics with Science: An Activity Approach
|Microcomputers in Elementary School Mathematics
|Introduction to Analytic Geometry and Calculus
|Principles of Probability and Statistics in the Elementary School
note on topics courses Heading link
Topics courses, which may be used as electives, on various subject are frequently offered as MTHT 491 or MTHT 591.
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