M.Ed. Concentration in Mathematics

College of Education - Department of Mathematics

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Mathematics is designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of mathematics at the graduate level, without regard to employment as teachers, as well as those who wish to meet state or district requirements for teacher licensure. The program leads to the Professional License (Grades 5-8 or Grades 8-12).

Program Requirements

The program requires successful completion of ten (10) courses, which include three (3) core courses, and seven (7) concentration courses. A comprehensive examination is required as the student’s culminating experience.

Education Core Courses (3):

  • EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice
  • EDUC 998 Language Developments and Communication
  • EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation (recommended after completion of three Content/Concentration courses)

Concentration Courses (7)

  • MATH 901 Foundations of Mathematics
  • MATH 999 Reading and Research in Higher Mathematics
  • Five (5) additional courses approved in writing by the student’s advisor.

The student is expected to develop competencies in the following areas: analysis, algebra, geometry, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics.

 

Admission Requirements

The applicant must:

  1. Complete the online graduate admission application
  2. Submit the $50.00 application fee
  3. Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  4. An overall undergraduate quality point average (QPA) of at least 2.80 on a 4.00 scale or QPA of 2.80 for all courses completed in the last two years of the student’s full-time undergraduate program.
  5. Mathematics preparation comparable to Framingham State University’s mathematics major including Calculus I, II, and III, Linear Algebra and Applications, Number Theory, and one (1) computer science course.
  6. A Massachusetts Initial License in Mathematics. This requirement will be waived for persons who are not using this degree in order to obtain teacher licensure in the State of Massachusetts.
  7. Provide two letters of recommendation submitted on the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University’s Graduate Admissions office by the recommender. One letter must be from an employer or supervisor, and the other must be from a faculty member who has taught the candidate at collegiate level if the candidate attended classes in the last five years;
  8. Submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities, and career plans;
  9. Submit satisfactory scores on the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination General Test.

Students whose academic background does not meet the requirements under item 5 above may still qualify for admission. In these cases students would be asked to make up course deficiencies as part of their graduate program, in addition to the core and concentration courses.

 

 

Effective as of the 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog