This program is designed for teachers and aspiring teachers with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education who wish to obtain an advanced degree that will make them more qualified and marketable as mathematics teachers at the high school and junior college level. This would also be appropriate for those seeking to enroll in a doctoral program in Mathematics Education or Mathematics. The major elements of the program are (i) mathematics education courses that are specifically designed to address current needs of teachers of secondary mathematics in Georgia and (ii) advanced mathematics courses which promote a greater depth of understanding of concepts relevant to in-class teaching. The Department of Mathematics has graduate faculty with expertise in Mathematics Education and Mathematics who will lead the students in these areas.
A candidate for the M.S. Degree with Concentration in Teaching must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work approved by the department graduate committee. These include:
Required Courses (9 semester hours)
Electives (15-21 semester hours)
Students have the option of completing 6 hours of approved coursework at the 6000-level outside of the department or completing a Masters thesis under the direction of a mathematics faulty.