Mathematics Education at NMU
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department offers a master of science degree in mathematics education. The program continues the professional development of licensed, experienced mathematics teachers by expanding their knowledge base in three domains (mathematics pedagogy and curriculum studies, mathematics content, and educational foundations), enhancing the teachers’ awareness of contemporary issues and trends in mathematics education, and preparing teachers to assume leadership roles in their schools and in the larger mathematics education communities. The program serves secondary-school mathematics teachers (mathematics majors or minors with teaching certificates in mathematics) and elementary school teachers with a mathematics major/minor and mathematics endorsement. The master of science in mathematics education is not a certificate-granting degree; certification and teaching experience in the field are required for admission.
The master of science in mathematics education (MAED) program includes a major in mathematics education and supporting areas in both mathematics and educational foundations.
Applicants are required to comply with the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies. In addition, applicants must have an undergraduate mathematics major or minor, certification to teach mathematics, and at least one year of mathematics teaching experience at the level of their certification prior to admission into the mathematics education program. Applicants also should have a GPA of 2.75 or higher in previous mathematics courses and meet all NMU graduate program admission requirements.