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Online Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education

Become a math educator with Northern Arizona University’s NCATE-accredited Master of Science in Mathematics Education, which you can earn entirely online. This online degree emphasizes effective teaching practices for secondary and higher education mathematics.

Deepen your understanding of middle school, high school, and community college math with mathematical research. NAU also offers part-time graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions to students in the master’s degree in Mathematics Education program.

Create A Career In Teaching Math

Your online accredited master’s degree in Mathematics Education will lead to career possibilities in secondary and post-secondary education settings. This online degree will also prepare you for a doctoral program in Mathematics Education.

Find yourself employed in these Arizona teaching careers: 

  • Community College Math Professor
  • High School Math Teacher
  • Middle School Math Teacher
  • School District Math Specialist

Catalog Information

Learn more about the program options by viewing the catalog information below. Catalog information is displayed for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Mathematics Education

Campus Locations

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Degree Information
Online
In-Person
Blended
MS
37 units
Maximum Transfer Units
0
37
Additional Admission Requirements - Additional Application
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

University Requirements

  • To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)

    You must additionally complete:

    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
    • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 37
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Comprehensive Exam Comprehensive Exam is required.
Some online/blended coursework Required
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Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 


    Individual program admission requirements include:

    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement or essay
    • Prerequisites (completed prior to enrolling in the program)
      • Must have at least 2 years of mathematics teaching experience or have successfully completed 6 credit hours of undergraduate mathematics teaching methods coursework (such as MAT 401, MAT 402).
      • Must have completed at least 23 hours of undergraduate mathematics and statistics coursework at the level of calculus and above with a grade of C or better, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average in these courses.
      • These 23 credit hours cannot include the teaching methods courses and must include:
        • Calculus II 
        • Applied Statistics 
        • Foundations of Mathematics 
        • at least 9 hours of upper division proof-based coursework (including Foundations of Mathematics)
      • It is highly recommended that the 23 credit hours include Modern Geometry, Abstract Algebra and Introduction to Analysis, since these topics will be expanded upon in MAT 505, MAT 504, and MAT 506, respectively.
      • Although the majority of courses in this program are delivered online, there are essential face-to-face components embedded in the curriculum. Since certain courses in the program require candidates to implement and reflect on standards-based instructional practices, applicants to the program must be teaching mathematics in the classroom at the time they take these courses.
    • List of courses taken in the field with titles/authors of textbooks used
Master's Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
Department Information
Learn more about this program and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.