Master of Science, Mathematics for Certified Secondary Teachers
The Master of Science in Mathematics provides teachers of secondary mathematics with additional content and pedagogical knowledge that will make them more effective in their profession.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students in this program will be expected to:
• deepen their comprehension of mathematics by studying advanced topics not covered in undergraduate curriculum and thus develop the dispositions of life-long learners of mathematics;
• develop as reflective practitioners, striving for continual improvement in their teaching and student learning;
• understand current research on teaching and learning mathematics, trends in mathematics curriculum, and the effective use of technology in the teaching of mathematics;
• acquire skills necessary to conduct research in mathematics education; and
• acquire skills necessary to make creative contributions to the field, such as writing, collecting data, and developing curriculum activities.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences may, at its discretion, admit an applicant with a GPA between 2.40 and 2.70 on an unconditional basis provided that the prospective student has both sufficient undergraduate course work and standardized test scores that meet any of the following standards:
• GRE (math subject area): 600 (45th percentile)
• GRE (general test quantitative reasoning): 720 (80th percentile)
• GMAT (quantitative): 50 (95th percentile)
The admissions application, application fee, and official transcripts from each college and university attended (except Central Connecticut State University) must be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.
Course and Capstone Requirements:
(Plans A and C offered as options. No more than nine credits may be earned in 400-level courses.)
General Education Electives (3 credits): As approved by faculty advisor Educational Foundations (3 credits):
Chosen from EDF 500, 516, 524, 525, 538 or 583
Secondary Mathematics Education (9 credits):
MATH 547 plus 6 credits chosen from
MATH 504, 534, 540, 543, 544 and 580
Mathematics and Statistics Content
Courses (12 credits):
No more than six credits in courses with the STAT designation. One course must be STAT 453 unless this course was taken as an undergraduate. Courses to be chosen from MATH
421, 440, 468, 469, 470, 477, 491, 515, 516, 519, 520, 523, 525, 526, STAT 453, 455, 567
Research in Mathematics Education (3 credits):
Plan A: 33 credits consisting of 30 credits from the above plus MATH 599 (3 credit thesis)
Plan C: 33 credits consisting of 30 credits from the above plus MATH 590 (3 credit-
Note: Once a graduate student has elected one of the two plans, A or C, any change to the other plan must be made prior to the completion of 21 graduate credits and requires the approval of the student’s advisor and the Dean, School of Graduate Studies.