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Mathematics Education

Critical thinking is essential for facing the world’s biggest challenges, and it all starts in the math classroom.

Earn an M.S. in Education with a specialization in mathematics, and transform students into problem solvers. NSU provides you with a research-based formula for success. With this degree only program, you will become an effective teacher in the areas of middle, secondary, and postsecondary mathematics.

Learn to be proficient in assessment, curriculum development and instruction for geometry, algebra and calculus. Most importantly, obtain insightful strategies for developing problem solving skills in students. You can help mold the world’s next groundbreaking thinker.

Delivery Options

Coursework for this program is done enirely online. The online format allows for the flexibility of completing your master's degree without interrupting your career.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing educators, trainers, and other professionals working with educational programs who wish to obtain graduate degrees and increase their expertise in their current field
  • Individuals with bachelor's degrees who wish to obtain graduate degrees and increase their knowledge and skills in management and administration of educational programs
  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative grade-point average required)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
CUR 0526 Educational Research for Practitioners 3
MAT 0504 Algebra in Secondary Schools 3
MAT 0506 Strategies for Teaching Calculus 3
MAT 0507 Linear and Abstract Algebra for Teachers 3
MAT 0508 Conquering the Teaching of Calculus 3
MAT 0509 Learning and Teaching Geometry in the K -12 Classroom 3
MAT 0511 Teaching Probability and Statistics in the K-12 Classroom 3
MAT 0513 Problem Solving Strategies in Mathematics Classrooms 3
MAT 0522 Methods of Teaching Middle and Secondary Mathematics 3
MAT 0662 History, Current Trends, and Technology in Mathematics Education 3
MAT 0687 Diagnosis and Remediation of Learning Difficulties in Mathematics 3
MAT 0697 Applied Professional Experience in Mathematics Education 3

For Postsecondary Educators

Courses in the following track are content intensive and designed to prepare students for teaching at the post-secondary level. Given that courses are transferable at the discretion of the receiving institution, it is highly recommended that students contact the institutions where they are planning to teach prior to enrolling in these courses. Students interested in pursuing this track must contact their advisor and receive approval from faculty in the mathematics program before registering for courses.

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
MAT 0514 Topics in Applied Algebra and Geometry 3
MAT 0515 Probability and Statistics 3
MAT 0516 Elements of Differential Calculus 3
MAT 0517 Elements of Integral Calculus 3
MAT 0518 Linear Algebra 3
MAT 0519 Abstract Algebra 3

TOTAL CREDITS: 36

The applied professional experience is one of many practical applications included in the science education specialization. It is the final step in the completion of the program. Conducted in an appropriate educational setting, candidates will maintain reflective journals and create files of samples of their students’ work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards. All applied professional experiences are accompanied by a portfolio detailing the rationale, process, and evaluation of the project.

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.

Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement

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

Degree Title

Level

Degree

 

Education

 

 

Master of Science

 

M.S.

Specialization: Mathematics Education

PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM DOES NOT MEET EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

CANNOT BE CONFIRMED IF PROGRAM MEETS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS*

 

Florida

 

 

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 Master of Science 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 https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html?src=contact-us 

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

Updated as of 5/29/20

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