The M.Ed. major in Mathematics Education Online Program is a parallel program to the traditional Master of Education Mathematics that has been offered at Georgia State University as a major since Fall 1982. This entirely online program is designed to be completed in four semesters. The M.Ed. major in Mathematics Education seeks to advance early and mid-career mathematics teachers’ ability to effectively implement standards-based instructional practices. The program’s chief goal - to strengthen secondary students’ mathematical understandings - is achieved, in part, by providing mathematics teachers with opportunities to deepen their understandings of learners from diverse backgrounds and to explore issues of equity in mathematics classrooms. The program prepares teachers to conduct action research in the context of their own classrooms in order to inform instruction, and to share the knowledge gained in a professional community of teachers. Through engaging teachers in advanced mathematics coursework, the program strengthens teachers’ mathematical content knowledge. In general the program of study is framed by the Extended Georgia Framework for Teaching, the principles and standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
The M.Ed. online program will be available to teachers holding a clear and renewable T4 certificate in Math.
With the consent of their advisor, students select coursework numbered 6000 or higher related to mathematics.The coursework should lead to the development of an understanding of the history, philosophy, conceptual underpinnings, and applications of mathematics.