Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum & Instruction with a Content Specialization in Mathematics

The Master of Education (MED) in Curriculum & Instruction with a Content Specialization in Mathematics will prepare you to develop an effective mathematics curriculum, understand research methods, access student learning environments, and will provide a supportive and rigorous introduction to modern mathematics.

*Dual Enrollment Teaching Eligibility: Upon completing this degree (30 hours) plus one additional specialization course (3 hours), you may meet dual enrollment teaching qualifications.

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About the Program

This online M.Ed. C&I program not only prepares instructional leaders but also dual enrollment teaching eligible instructors to serve a diverse population in classroom and other settings.

Our 100% online, accelerated Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Content Specialization in Mathematics provides the skill set needed to become a mathematics instructional leader to serve a diverse population in classroom and other settings. It enhances your ability to serve the needs of high school and community college students. Learn advanced skills in curriculum development and implementation while becoming a content specialist in the high-demand areas of mathematics. This online M.Ed. program can advance your specialized knowledge and skills for use in the classroom or in a variety of educational settings.

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program is an accelerated, fully online, 30-semester credit hour program. Each course consists of 7-week modules, allowing you to complete the program in as little as 10 months. With content specializations in Mathematics, the program provides advanced professional teacher education coursework in curriculum and instruction as well as pedagogical content knowledge. Those earning the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction gain in-depth knowledge of mathematics, the teaching of mathematics as well as assessment and instructional best practices. Teachers with advanced knowledge of curriculum and instruction have the skills necessary to become leaders in their schools and school districts to promote mathematics education. 

CAREER OPTIONS

Graduates of our M.Ed. C&I program seek positions as dual enrollment teachers, instructional coordinators, curriculum leaders, instructional coaches, mathematics education mentors, educational consultants, and mathematics specialists in school districts. Graduates may stay in the classroom continuing to teach and lead other teachers or obtain administrative positions in a central office. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017), the average salary for instructional coordinators in Texas is $68,940, in the Rio Grande Valley it is $69,290, and nationally it is $66,680. In May 2017, there were 14,230 employed in Texas

 “Instructional coordinators will see a 13%
growth in employment from 2012-2022.”

Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017)

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Courses

Advanced study in the specialization of life-span development theories to human behavior, learning and cognition. Includes specific models of cognition and relevant research. This course includes the nature of needs of people at all developmental levels from prenatal through old age.
This course examines approaches in developing, implementing and evaluating curricula. Principles and practices in the production and use of curriculum frameworks, guides, textbooks, technologies and other curriculum materials will be included.
A survey of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designed to introduce students to educational research. This course will include research design, literature review, critiquing research, and action research.
Analyzing historical and sociocultural forces of education with regard to education through philosophical, sociological, historical and anthropological perspectives.
An introduction to basic concepts, techniques and issues in assessment of student learning and learning environments. (Prescribed elective for all students who do not have a required assessment course in their specialization)
Advanced study in the specialization of life-span development theories to human behavior, learning and cognition. Includes specific models of cognition and relevant research. This course includes the nature of needs of people at all developmental levels from prenatal through old age.
This course examines approaches in developing, implementing and evaluating curricula. Principles and practices in the production and use of curriculum frameworks, guides, textbooks, technologies and other curriculum materials will be included.
A survey of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designed to introduce students to educational research. This course will include research design, literature review, critiquing research, and action research.
Analyzing historical and sociocultural forces of education with regard to education through philosophical, sociological, historical and anthropological perspectives.
An introduction to basic concepts, techniques and issues in assessment of student learning and learning environments. (Prescribed elective for all students who do not have a required assessment course in their specialization)
The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary background for all branches of modern mathematics involving analysis and to train the student in the use of axiomatic methods. Topics include metric spaces, sequences, limits, continuity, function spaces, series, differentiation and the Riemann integral. Prerequisite: MATH 3372 Real Analysis I with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is an extension of the undergraduate course in abstract algebra. Topics include polynomial rings over a field and finite field extensions. Prerequisite: MATH 3363 Modern Algebra I with a grade of "C" or higher.
Topics in this course include set theory and concept of probability, conditional probability, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, distribution and expectations of random variables, moment generating functions, transformation of random variables, order statistics, central limit theorem and limiting distributions. Prerequisite: MATH 2415 Calculus III with a grade of "C" or higher, or consent of instructor.
This course contains selected topics in computational, combinatorial and differential geometry as well as combinatorial topology. Topics include the point location problem, triangulations, Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay triangulations, plane curves and curvature, surfaces and polyhedrons and Euler characteristic. Departmental approval.
This course is an introduction to number theory, one of the major branches of modern mathematics. Topics include arithmetic functions, multiplicativity, Moebius inversion, modular arithmetic, Dirichlet characters, Gauss sums, primality testing, distribution of primes, primitive roots, quadratic reciprocity, Diophantine equations, and continued fractions. Applications and further topics include cryptography, partitions, representations by quadratic forms, elliptic curves, modular forms, irrationality, and transcendence. Departmental approval.
This course is an introduction to modern finite mathematics. Topics include methods of enumeration, analytic methods, generating functions, the theory of partitions, graphs, partially ordered sets, and an introduction to Polya’s theory of enumeration.
The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary background for all branches of modern mathematics involving analysis and to train the student in the use of axiomatic methods. Topics include metric spaces, sequences, limits, continuity, function spaces, series, differentiation and the Riemann integral. Prerequisite: MATH 3372 Real Analysis I with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is an extension of the undergraduate course in abstract algebra. Topics include polynomial rings over a field and finite field extensions. Prerequisite: MATH 3363 Modern Algebra I with a grade of "C" or higher.
Topics in this course include set theory and concept of probability, conditional probability, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, distribution and expectations of random variables, moment generating functions, transformation of random variables, order statistics, central limit theorem and limiting distributions. Prerequisite: MATH 2415 Calculus III with a grade of "C" or higher, or consent of instructor.
This course contains selected topics in computational, combinatorial and differential geometry as well as combinatorial topology. Topics include the point location problem, triangulations, Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay triangulations, plane curves and curvature, surfaces and polyhedrons and Euler characteristic. Departmental approval.
This course is an introduction to number theory, one of the major branches of modern mathematics. Topics include arithmetic functions, multiplicativity, Moebius inversion, modular arithmetic, Dirichlet characters, Gauss sums, primality testing, distribution of primes, primitive roots, quadratic reciprocity, Diophantine equations, and continued fractions. Applications and further topics include cryptography, partitions, representations by quadratic forms, elliptic curves, modular forms, irrationality, and transcendence. Departmental approval.
This course is an introduction to modern finite mathematics. Topics include methods of enumeration, analytic methods, generating functions, the theory of partitions, graphs, partially ordered sets, and an introduction to Polya’s theory of enumeration.

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