Secondary Mathematics

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree for Professional Development or Added Endorsement is offered for practicing teachers who already possess initial licensure and is designed to provide opportunities for continuing professional development, master’s level licensure for teachers and other school personnel, or endorsements in teaching or administration. Students in these programs must possess a collegiate professional or postgraduate professional Virginia license.

This program is offered in a cohort format and is intended for licensed teachers who have a strong background in undergraduate mathematics, preferably a bachelor’s degree with a major in mathematics. The courses are designed to strengthen the content and pedagogical knowledge of teachers and to better prepare them to teach Advanced Placement and International  Baccalaureate courses and the dual enrollment courses offered at high schools in cooperation with community colleges. A minimum of 36 credits is required for the degree.

Admission Requirements
1. Three years of experience as a licensed teacher;
2. Submit a completed application for admission;
3. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work;
4. Have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university;
5. Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on undergraduate course work and 3.0 or higher on graduate course work;
6. Provide a résumé outlining work experience and education;
7. Provide verification of the collegiate professional or postgraduate professional license;
8. Submit two essays.

An interview, initiated by the Admissions Committee, may be required as part of the admission process.

Program Course Sequence

Required Graduate Courses:

  • MAED 501 Calculus for Teachers (3 credits)
  • MAED 540 Teaching Mathematics in Middle and Secondary Schools (3 credits)

Elective Courses:

  • MAED 502 Analysis for Teachers (3 credits)
  • MAED 510 Linear Algebra for Teachers (3 credits)
  • MAED 520 Discrete Mathematics for Teachers (3 credits)
  • MAED 530 Probability and Statistics for Teachers (3 credits)
  • MAED 547 Special Topics in Mathematics for Teachers (1-6 credits)
  • MAED 550 History of Mathematics (3 credits)
  • MAED 560 Geometry for Teachers (3 credits)
  • MAED 570 Algebra and Number Theory for Teachers (3 credits)
  • MAED 580 Mathematical Modeling for Teachers (3 credits)

Documents, Deadlines & Policies

Graduate Admissions

Checksheet: Secondary Mathematics

Program Policies: Graduate Program Catalog

Questions about the program, contact:

Dr. April Brecht
Director of Advising Center Services
Phone: (540) 286-8032
Email: abrecht@umw.edu

Dr. Jane Huffman
Program Director of Advanced, Non-Degree Programs, and Special Education
Phone: (540) 286-8117
Email: jhuffma2@umw.edu