Master of Science Curriculum and Instruction- Mathematics Concentration

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Minimum of cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Letter of intent completed in the testing center
  • Passing Score on the TExES exam or proof of standard Texas teaching certificate
  • Resumé 

Requirements must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office by the designated deadline of first semester of enrollment.

Degree Requirements

Students should refer to their DegreeWorks degree audit in their Web for Students account for more information regarding their degree requirements.

Interdisciplinary Core Courses
ED 520Education Research Literature and Techniques3
Major Courses
ED 547Evaluating Learning3
ED 551Effective Strategies for Student Success3
or ED 592 Interdisciplinary Curriculum Delivery
ED 573Leadership and Mentoring in Education3
ED 590Curriculum Alignment for School Improvement3
or ED 591 Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design
Select three semester credit hours from the following:3
Public School Law for Teachers
Teaching in a Multicultural Setting
Instructional Design and Development
Supporting Courses:
MAED 501Number Concepts and Algebra3
MAED 502Patterns and Geometry3
MAED 503Measurement, Probability and Statistics3
9 Semester Credit hours in Approved area of Concentration 19
Minimum Hours for Degree36
1

Areas of concentration include education, special education, english, history, mathematics, science, science education, arts, reading, adult education, and instructional technology.

Graduate Courses in Mathematics Education

ED 520. Education Research Literature and Techniques. 3 Hours.

This course addresses the process and tools to locate, read, understand, and critique education research. The fundamental techniques of planning, conducting, and reporting qualitative and quantitative research will also be considered. Prerequisite: Admission into the Educator Preparation Program or instructor permission.

ED 547. Evaluating Learning. 3 Hours.

This course will address the components of a comprehensive assessment program to improve student achievement, the process and procedures to manage these systems, the differences and similarities between formative and summative assessment. The course considers the situational application of assessing student needs, developing instructional goals, designing instructional assessments to achieve goals, and evaluating students’ work for improvement and achievement. Students will learn the importance of the alignment of the written, taught, and tested. Prerequisite: ED 520 and must be admitted into the Alternative Certification Program.

ED 551. Effective Strategies for Student Success. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on effective best-practice teaching and learning strategies aligned to the written and assessed curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the use of research-based instructional strategies in the classroom. Prerequisite: ED 520.

ED 573. Leadership and Mentoring in Education. 3 Hours.

ED573 is a core requirement for graduate students seeking a degree in Curriculum & Instruction or a prescribed elective for graduate students seeking master teacher certification. The course focuses on building leadership capacity with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion through the role of the master teacher. Techniques for effective consultation, mentoring, and coaching will be addressed along with specific strategies for professional collaboration. The content of this course will be included in comprehensive exams for degree seeking students. Prerequisite: ED 520.

ED 577. Public School Law for Teachers. 3 Hours.

This course educates current and future teachers to become legally literate. A study of the federal and state legal framework will serve as the foundation for a more in-depth investigation of the impact of, and relationship between, constitutional, statutory, administrative, and judicial (case) law on a teacher's personal and professional life. Prerequisite: None.

ED 590. Curriculum Alignment for School Improvement. 3 Hours.

This course addresses theories and related practices of applied curriculum leadership including topological and deep alignment of the written, taught, and tested curriculum. Students will study research-based curriculum-related elements of high performing schools. Prerequisite: ED 520.

ED 593. Teaching in a Multicultural Setting. 3 Hours.

This course surveys the historical, psychological, social, and economic factors influencing pupil behavior in the public school setting. Students investigate in-depth cross-cultural studies and teaching strategies relating to subject matter and social-education experiences of major U.S. minority groups.

ITED 520. Instructional Design and Development. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with experiences necessary to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for designing effective instruction that meets the needs of the information age. Students will explore the instructional systems development (ISD) process, from analysis through evaluation, and engage in authentic instruction design activities. This course replaces ITED 502 and 503. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MAED 501. Number Concepts and Algebra. 3 Hours.

This course is for elementary mathematics teachers seeking certification as Master Mathematics Teachers. The course provides a rigorous study of the concepts and applications of number concepts and algebra for the elementary classroom from advanced theoretical, historical, and pedagogical viewpoints. A research component will be required. Appropriate computer software and hand held technologies will be utilized. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master Mathematics Teacher Certification Program or instructor approval.

MAED 502. Patterns and Geometry. 3 Hours.

This course is for elementary mathematics teachers seeking certification as Master Mathematics Teachers. The course provides a rigorous study of the concepts and applications of patterns and geometry for the elementary classroom from advanced theoretical, historical, and pedagogical viewpoints. A research component will be required. Appropriate computer software and hand held technologies will be utilized. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master Mathematics Teacher Certificate Program or instructor approval.

MAED 503. Measurement, Probability and Statistics. 3 Hours.

This course is for elementary mathematics teachers seeking certification as Master Mathematics Teachers. The course provides a rigorous study of the concepts and applications of measurement, probability and statistics for the elementary classroom from advanced theoretical, historical and pedagogical viewpoints. A research component will be required. Appropriate computer software and hand held technologies will be utilized. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master Mathematics Teacher Certificate Program or instructor approval.

MAED 520. Mathematics Methods for Secondary Education. 3 Hours.

The course is designed to provide experience with methods for teaching mathematics at the secondary level. Course content will focus on mathematics instruction and contemporary topics as outlined by the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Course instruction is designed to help the mathematics teacher understand how to better plan, develop, and implement teaching methods and strategies in the classroom. Appropriate computer software and hand held technologies will be utilized. Offered in the summer as needed. Prerequisite: At least 24 hours of undergraduate mathematics or instructor approval.

MAED 529. Workshop in Mathematics Education. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide in-service mathematics teachers with content knowledge and pedagogical techniques for teaching mathematics to grades K-12. Topics include problem solving, numbers and operations, patterns, functions, algebra, geometry and measurement, data analysis, statistics, probability, trigonometry, and calculus. Appropriate computer software and hand held technologies will be utilized. This class is offered in the summer as needed and may be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: At least 12 hours of undergraduate mathematics or instructor approval.

MAED 540. Problem Solving for Elementary Teachers. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to extend the participants’ knowledge and skills in teaching elementary mathematical concepts utilizing exploration, conjecture, communication, and reasoning strategies. There will be an emphasis on using logic and evidence rather than the textbook as authority; critical thinking rather than memorization, and problem solving rather than repetition, and the connection of concepts to real-world applications. Students will be challenged to expand and modify their current notions about effective elementary mathematical teaching. A research component will be required. Appropriate computer software and hand held technologies will be utilized. Prerequisite: At least 12 hours of undergraduate mathematics or instructor approval.

MAED 589. Individual Study. 3 Hours.

This course provides an option for individualized instruction and research. It may be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

MAED 597. Special Topics. 3 Hours.

This is an organized class and may be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

Faculty

Dr. Mary Beth Womack, Ad Interim Assistant Professor of Education

Phone: (903) 223-3030

Email: mary.womack@tamut.edu