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Mathematics Education

Take your Place at the Vertex of Leadership and Learning

Give instructors an edge. Plot the course for a new generation. With an Ed.S. in Mathematics Education from NSU, you become an integral part of educator training, program administration and curriculum development for K-12, middle school and secondary school mathematics.

This specialist program arms you with research-based best practices and skills to assess performance, develop curriculum, write grants and teach subject areas such as geometry, algebra, and calculus.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing mathematics teachers who wish to obtain an Ed.S. in mathematics education and increase their expertise in their current field; OR
  • Individuals with a master's degree who wish to obtain a graduate degree and increase their knowledge and skills in mathematics education
  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a master's degree by a regionally accredited institution (3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average required)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 0708 Research Design in Education 3
EDU 0719 Current Research in Human Development 3
EDU 0729 Evaluation and Assessment Practices 3
MAT 0704 Algebra for Teachers 3
MAT 0705 Advanced Problem-Solving Strategies for Teachers 3
MAT 0680 The K-12 Mathematics Curriculum: Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Diversity 3
MAT 0701 Creative Geometry for the Classroom 3
EDU 0702 Curriculum Trends and Innovation 3
EDU 0714 Families, Schools, and Communities: Current Perspectives in a Diverse Society 3
MAT 0700 Incorporating Calculus Ideas in the Classroom 3
MAT 0702 Probability and Statistics for the Educational Specialist 3
APR 0750 Educational Field-Based Project 3


This capstone project is the final step in the completion of the program. Graduate students will learn how to write a winning proposal through research and coursework and design a successful mathematics intervention program for their targeted population through both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The major outcome of this capstone will be to develop an actual funding and grants proposal for their school or district.

Coursework in the math education degree program is conducted entirely online. This approach allows all students – including international students and those who don’t live near our South Florida campuses – to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. This distance education option allows busy professionals the option to complete their degree without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

Students are advised to contact their state department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals.

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Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice

Degree Title







Educational Specialist



Specialization: Mathematics Education








All states and U.S. territories

Please be advised that in accordance with state and federal regulations, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is required to provide the following information to prospective students considering enrollment in a degree program that customarily leads to professional licensure, as well as current students enrolled in these programs.

*PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STATEMENT:   At this time, we have not made a determination as to whether the Educational Specialist degree in Mathematics Education meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories outside of Florida. Thus, while completion of your NSU program of study may assist in preparing you for your future professional endeavors, we currently have not made a determination as to whether the program leads to professional licensure in the states or territories other than Florida.  

The licensing boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Florida, or are enrolled in an online program and are physically located in a state other than Florida, need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board.  The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure. 

We encourage you to contact your applicable state licensing authority to familiarize yourself with the specific professional licensure requirements of your state. For licensing board contact information, please visit the State Department of Education Agencies webpage at

If you have trouble obtaining the information you need, or if you have any other questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Carbone at for assistance.

Updated as of 5/29/20

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