Mathematics Education, M.Ed.

e-Learning

Contact: Dr. Virgil Fredenberg
(907) 796-6082
vgfredenberg@alaska.edu

The M.Ed. in Mathematics Education is designed to provide content and pedagogy appropriate for the teaching of mathematics with options for increasing the teacher’s understanding of content area literacy, the inclusion of students with special needs and utilizing technology to teach mathematics. The mathematics content is designed to strengthen understanding of the mathematics taught in the K-8 curriculum. Candidates must prepare an exit portfolio, demonstrating competency in the nine outcomes of the School of Education (i.e., philosophy, development, diversity, content, student learning, learning environment, professionalism, technology). The M.Ed. Mathematics Education program is not an initial teacher certification program. For an initial teaching certificate see Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education programs, or Master of Arts in Teaching programs. Students wanting a K-5 or K-8 Mathematics Education teaching endorsement will be eligible upon completion of the requirements for the specific Certificate Program. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted at the Program Assessment website.

Application Requirements

  1. A completed graduate application and $60 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. An official transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.00.
  3. Two general recommendations written on UAS provided form by former or current professors, employers, or supervisors who are familiar with your work and performance and submitted on form located on School of Education website.
  4. A Statement of Professional Objectives.
  5. Copy of a current teaching or administrative certificate. Additional information and links to forms at uas.alaska.edu/education/programs/med-math.html.
Minimum Credit Hours36
Major Requirements36
Major Requirements
EDET S628Technology in Instructional Design3
EDET S636The Impact of Technology on Student Learning3
EDET S668Educational Technology Leadership3
EDMA S608Mathematical Problem Solving for K-8 Teachers3
EDMA S614Numeration and Operations: Mathematics for K-8 Teachers3
EDMA S654Algebra and Functions: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMA S655Geometry and Measurement: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMA S656Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMA S657Calculus and Trigonometry: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMA S658Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics3
EDMA S698Master's Research Project or Portfolio3
Advisor approved Elective 13
Total Credits36
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Graduate level advisor approved elective with an emphasis on pedagogy