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Master Degree Option in Mathematics Education for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

This 30 credit hour program is for applicants who hold an elementary, middle school, or special education teaching license and at least one year of teaching experience.

Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (12 credit hours)
You will take some or all of these courses if you have not taken an undergraduate equivalent.

  • MATH 514 Algebra and Functions for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)
  • MATH 517 Number Systems and Number Theory for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)
  • MATH 518 Rational Numbers and Proportionality for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)
  • MATH 542 Geometry and Measurement for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)
  • MATH 623 Data Analysis and Probability for Teachers (3)

Research and Pedagogical Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (12 credit hours)

  • MATH 690 Curriculum & Instruction in Mathematics Education (3)
  • MATH 693 Teaching Mathematics through Problem Solving (3)
  • MATH 694 Research Methods in Mathematics Education (3)
  • MATH 696 Action Research in Mathematics Education (3)

Electives in Content or Pedagogical Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (6 credit hours)
As approved by your advisor

  • MATH 514 Algebra and Functions for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)
  • MATH 517 Number Systems and Number Theory for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)
  • MATH 518 Rational Numbers and Proportionality for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)
  • MATH 542 Geometry and Measurement for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3)
  • MATH 623 Data Analysis and Probability for Teachers (3)
  • MATH 631 Technology for Mathematics Teachers (3)
  • MATH 632 Assessment in Mathematics Education (3)
  • MATH 641 Topics in Geometry (3)
  • MATH 680 Special Studies in the Teaching of Mathematics (3)
  • MATH 695 Mathematics Learners and Learning (3)
  • MATH 697 Mathematics Teacher Leadership 1 (3)


Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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