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Master of Science In Mathematics Education

The Master of Science in Mathematics Education is a program designed for the professional mathematics educator. The primary objective of this program is to provide a mathematics graduate program with high standards dedicated to the promotion of teaching effectiveness.

Female Writing on BoardThe program is designed to give secondary and post-secondary mathematics teachers breadth and depth in mathematics, statistics and computing mathematics. A secondary objective is to provide curricula in the mathematical sciences which will meet the present and future needs of all students who want advanced study. Graduate courses for this program are available in the evenings and during summer sessions.

Admission in full standing to this degree program requires that the applicant meet the following minimum requirements.

Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.00 scale) or an average of at least 2.90 during the last half (approximately 60 credits) of undergraduate work.

In addition to the general requirements, applicants must have taken 30 credits in mathematics with a minimum grade point average of 2.75. Mathematics courses should include two semesters of calculus, two semesters of modern algebra (abstract and linear recommended), one semester of modern geometry, and one semester of probability and statistics. Probationary or conditional admissions may be considered based upon individual merit.

A minimum of 30 approved graduate credits, which must include at least 18 upper-level (700) credits, are required for the degree. Also required are at least 18 credits in mathematics with courses in two or more of the following areas: algebra, combinatorics and geometry; and three credits in mathematics curriculum. The remaining credits are electives and may be taken in any combination of courses in mathematics, computer science, or education. A thesis is optional but a comprehensive examination is required.

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For more detailed information on the Master of Science in mathematics education program contact:

Jennifer Szydlik, Graduate Coordinator
Swart Hall 218
Mathematics Department
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8631
(920) 424-7350

by Clark, Leslie A. last modified Jun 08, 2012 10:48 AM


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