Mathematics Education Master of Science Degree Specialist Degree

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					                                        The College of Education
                                        4750 Collegiate Drive
                                        Panama City, FL 32405




                                         Mathematics Education
                               Master of Science Degree / Specialist Degree
PURPOSE: The purpose of the program is to provide practicing teachers with a solid understanding of the nature of learning
and teaching mathematics. The goals are to: improve mathematical content knowledge, improve pedagogical knowledge, and
assist teachers to understand the issues underlying the reform efforts in mathematics education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: The admission requirements for the Master’s or Specialist degree programs are as follows:

1.   Completed GRE with a minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections OR to have taken the
     GRE and have a grade point average of more than 3.0 in the final two years of the undergraduate degree,
2.   Three letters of recommendation,
3.   Completed application with official copies of all previous transcripts submitted to FSU, (application available online at -
     https://admissions.fsu.edu/gradapp/)
4.   Statement of professional goals and learning outcomes of obtaining degree,
5.   Approval by Mathematics Education Program faculty, and
6.   Applicants for the Specialist in Mathematics Education Degree must have a completed Master’s degree and applicants for
     the Master’s Degree must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Applicants need not be
     certified in order to enter the program but the program is not designed to meet certification requirements.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: The Master’s and Specialist degree programs in Mathematics Education (non-thesis option)
consist of a minimum of 32 semester hours of course work and satisfactory completion of the comprehensive examination or
approved project. NOTE: Course offerings are subject to change depending on available funds.

COURSE OFFERINGS:

     Summer 07                   MAE 5338 Seminar on the Teaching of Geometry                                        2
                                 MAE 5641r Special Topics: Analysis of Student Learning                              3
                                 MAE 5795 Seminar on Research in Mathematics Education                               2
                                 MAE 5908r Directed Individual Study                                                 1
     Fall 07                     MAE 5658 Using Technology in Teaching Mathematics                                   3
                                 MAE 5337 Seminar on the Teaching of Algebra                                         2
                                 MAE 5691 Mathematics Learning and Teaching                                          3
     Spring 08                   MAE 5865 Using History in the Teaching of Mathematics                               3
                                 MAE 5690 Ethnomathematics                                                           3
     Summer 08                   MAE 5146 School Mathematics Curriculum                                              3
                                 MAE 5641r Special Topics: Problem Solving                                           3
                                 MAE 5641r Special Topics: Number Systems                                            3
     Fall 08                     MAE 5338 Seminar on the Teaching of Geometry                                        2
                                 MAE 5641r Special Topics: Analysis of Student Learning                              3
                                 MAE 5795 Seminar on Research in Mathematics Education                               2

FEATURES: On-line courses will allow teaching professionals the flexibility to complete assignments at times that are
convenient for them and not be obligated to attend regularly scheduled classes. It is recommended that students take no more
than 6 semester hours in fall and spring semesters. Face-to-face classes in Educational Psychology, Educational Policy,
Educational Leadership, or Learning Systems may satisfy the requirements for the degree, but must be pre-approved by your
advisor.

FURTHER INFORMATION: If you have any questions about this program, please call Dr. Ken Shaw (850) 770-2100 or
e-mail kshaw@pc.fsu.edu.
                                                                                                                     (rev 07/07)