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Master's Degree Option in Mathematics Education for Elementary and Middle School Specialists

You may qualify for this 36 credit hour program if you hold a middle school mathematics or elementary teaching license and have at least three years of teaching experience.

You will take the following courses:

Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (15 credit hours)

  • 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)

Pedagogical Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (12 credit hours)

  • MATH 632 Assessment in Mathematics Education (3)
  • MATH 690 Curriculum & Instruction in Mathematics Education (3)
  • MATH 693 Teaching Mathematics through Problem Solving (3)
  • MATH 695 Mathematics Learners and Learning (3)

Research (3 credit hours)

  • MATH 694 Research Methods in Mathematics Education (3)

Leadership Knowledge and Skills (6 credit hours)

  • MATH 697 Mathematics Teacher Leadership 1 (3)
  • MATH 698 Mathematics Teacher Leadership 2 (3)


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

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