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Master of Science in Education – Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Online

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Program Overview

Become a content expert in teaching mathematics in the classroom and empower students with proficient skills in mathematical problem-solving and quantitative reasoning. Taught 100 percent online, the Master of Science in Education – Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics program offers you the opportunity to solidify your mathematical expertise and gain specialized instructional experience.

$12,450* In-State Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours
$12,450* In-State Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours
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This master's program is ideal for applicants with a strong mathematics background who are interested in transitioning into teaching, as well as applicants with teaching experience who are looking to enhance their classroom instruction or rise to content specialty roles. The M.S.Ed. Teacher Education – C&I – Math degree meets the minimum requirements to teach college level courses in high school settings under College Credit Plus programs.

Learn from expert faculty who specialize in mathematics and gain the knowledge and resources you need to create an environment that fosters interest and growth in all aspects of mathematical reasoning and calculation. Throughout the program, you will study topics that include brain-based teaching and learning, quantitative and qualitative data interpretation, mathematical problem-solving, and curriculum development.

As a graduate, you will be prepared for instructional mathematics roles such as Mathematics Teacher, Adjunct Professor, Community College Instructor or High School Teacher eligible to teach College Credit Plus programs.

Beyond this program, additional requirements are necessary to obtain teacher licensure. State requirements vary.

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the critical concepts and principles of mathematics and, by completion, will be able to use professional specialty practices flexibly to advance the learning of all P-12 students toward attainment of college- and career-readiness standards
  • Demonstrate proficiencies to understand and apply knowledge and skills appropriate to mathematics so that learning and development opportunities for all P-12 students are enhanced through:
    • Use of research and understanding of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods research methodologies
    • Employment of data analysis and evidence to develop supportive school environments
    • Supporting appropriate applications of technology for their field of specialization
    • Application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization
  • Learn and apply specialized content and discipline knowledge contained in approved state and/or national discipline-specific standards

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YSU offers students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition.

$415* Per Credit Hour
$12,450* Total Tuition

*In-state tuition.

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Additional Fees

Application: $45 (waived if you are an active/veteran military member)

TaskStream Membership: $50 per year

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). YSU's Federal School Code is 003145.

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Phone: 330-941-3505
Fax: 330.941.1659


At YSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

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YSU's online M.S.Ed. programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

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  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $45 application fee ($90 International). Waived for active/veteran military members or for applicants who have attended the College of Graduate Studies in the past.
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references (in online application)
  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics or related disciplines
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework from regionally accredited institutions
  • Submit official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (waived for applicants who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher)

Transcripts must be mailed from the granting institution or sent electronically through a secured server vendor.

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For the Master of Science in Education – Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics online, you are required to take 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours.

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TCED 6932: Action Research in Urban and Rural Education

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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TCED 6933: Brain Based Teaching and Learning

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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TCED 6936: Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction to Improve Learning

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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STAT 6940: Advanced Data Analysis

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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MATH 6995M: Algebra for Teachers

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an introduction into modern algebra with an emphasis on connections to high school curriculum, problem-solving, examples, and applications. The topics covered may include: Newton's Binomial Formula, Complex Numbers and Trigonometry (De Moivre's Theorem, complex exponentiation, Euler's Theorem, roots of unity), Quaternions and Octonians, Integers and Divisibility, Congruences (Fermat's Little Theorem, Wilson's Theorem, Chinese Remainder Theorem, Dates and Days), Primality Testing, Introduction into Public-Key Cryptography, Introduction into Ring Theory (integers mod m and polynomials; irreducible polynomials), Geometric Constructions, Fields (definition and examples) or Introduction into Group Theory (symmetry and groups of motion, permutations, integers mod m).

MATH 5825: Advanced Linear Algebra

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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MATH 6995: History of Mathematics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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MATH 6995F: Analysis for Teachers

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will cover applications of real analysis in the high school mathematics curriculum. This course will cover the basic properties of numbers, the completeness of the real numbers, a rigorous development of Calculus, integration, exponentials and logarithms, trigonometric functions, transcendental numbers, Taylor series, Fourier series, and other topics. Applications to high school mathematics will be considered throughout the course.

MATH 6995G: Discrete Mathematics for Teachers

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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