Mathematics Education

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Mathematics Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
Location(s):
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Degree

Description

The Ed.M. in Mathematics Education is designed for students with strong mathematical or technical backgrounds who are interested in mathematics learning and teaching. The program stresses the need for students to be familiar with the entire K–16 range of mathematics learners, issues, and current developments. As such, it is appropriate for prospective researchers in mathematics education, college-level mathematics instructors, secondary mathematics teachers, and, in exceptional cases, elementary teachers with a strong interest and background in mathematics.

While New Jersey certification is not required for entry into the program, many students are already certified and employed in New Jersey secondary or postsecondary schools. Students who are seeking New Jersey teacher certification should explore the Certification Program in Mathematics Education.

The program focuses on basic problems in the learning and teaching of mathematics, techniques and strategies for studying children’s mathematical thinking, and the uses of technology in mathematics teaching as well as on mathematics itself. Students in the program have opportunities to engage in independent study, small-group work, and traditional whole-group class sessions. Students are also involved in the ongoing research and professional development activities of the faculty and doctoral students in mathematics education.

Admissions

Applications can be completed online or obtained from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 56 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (848-932-7711). Applications are due by February 1 for fall admission and by November 1 for spring admission.

Program Requirements

The program requires 30 credits of study beyond the bachelor’s degree, with 15 of the 30 credits taken at the 500 level or above.

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Juan Pablo Mejia-Ramos.