Bachelor of Science in Education  Undergraduate Courses 
Master of Education 

Master of Arts in Teaching  
Master of Arts  
Specialist in Education  
Doctor of Philosophy 
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The Bachelor of Science in Education program is designed to prepare candidates for grade 712 secondary mathematics teaching. The student must meet all general degree requirements set by the University, such as the core program, history requirement, environmental studies, U. S. and Georgia constitution, and Regent's examinations. The program includes at least 2 courses in calculus and 910 additional teaching field courses (MATH, STAT, or EMAT) at the upper division level that includes at least one course in each of
The
professional education courses include three general courses in
educational psychology, introduction to education, and the nature
of exceptional children. The mathematics education sequence over
a period of four semesters includes courses and practica for mathematics
curricula, mathematics instruction, student teaching, and a poststudent
teaching seminar.
The student should consult each quarter with their Department
of Mathematics Education faculty advisor to construct and carry
forward a program of study.
Students
must meet the general requirements, including the final oral examination,
listed in the Graduate School Bulletin for the Master of Arts
Degree. Course selection must have the approval of a Department
of Mathematics Education faculty advisor.
*Required unless student has had similar courses.
The
requirements for the Master of Education degree leading to T5
Mathematics Certification for Secondary School Mathematics Teachers
are outlined below for those students holding Georgia T4 Mathematics
Certification for Secondary School. Students working for initial
certification at the T5 level can expect to complete additional
requirements for certification and should consider the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program. An organized program of studies
approved by an advisor in the Department of Mathematics Education,
must be completed. In addition, the student must meet all general
requirements, including a final written comprehensive examination,
listed in the Graduate School Bulletin for the professional master's
degree. Students are expected to have previous mathematics background
with a minimum of 11 courses in the mathematical sciences.
*Required unless student has had similar courses.
Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Program (MAT)
for Secondary School Mathematics Teachers (Grades 612)
This degree program leads to certification as a secondary school mathematics teacher and is intended for individuals holding a bachelor´s degree in mathematics or a related field with a strong mathematics background. Admission to the program requires completion of at least 2 semesters of calculus as well as passing or exempting GACE I. All certification requirements, including those that are not specifically part of the degree program (e.g., undergraduate courses) must be satisfied before the degree will be awarded.
Educational Psychology: 3 hours
Typically EPSY 6800 or EPSY 6060
Curriculum and Instruction: 1112 hours
EMAT 6360 Teaching and Learning Secondary School Mathematics
EMAT 7360 Secondary School Mathematics Field Experience
EMAT 7080 Curriculum in Mathematics Education
EMAT 6950 Professional Seminar in Teaching MathematicsTeaching Field: 6 approved courses in MATH, STAT, EMAT
Examples include: MATH 6000, 6010, 7200, 7210, STAT 6070, 6210, 6220, EMAT 6450, 6550, 6650, 6500, 6600, 6680, 6690, 6700
Note: As a general rule, MATH 7001, 7002, 7003, 7020, 7030, and 7035 cannot be used in the teaching field. Similarly, EMAT 6410, 6420, 6360, 7360, 7460, and 7700 generally cannot be used in the teaching field.
Note: The total number of teaching field courses from the bachelor´s, masters, and courses taken for certification must be at least 17.
Research: 3 hours
Typically ERSH 6200, 6300, or 6600
Field Experiences: 10 hours
Each candidate must complete 10 hours of supervised field experience, either through student teaching (EMAT 7460) or an internship (EMAT 7700).
Additional requirements:
Written comprehensive exams must be passed.
All candidates must meet certification requirements. These requirements may necessitate taking courses beyond those needed for the MAT (e.g., SPED 2000). See Alternative Certification for a list of these requirements.
All candidates must obtain a passing score on GACE II test to be eligible to apply for certification.
The
Specialist in Education (Ed. S.) degree program in mathematics
education shall consist of at least 9 courses, an applied project,
and two units of seminar at the graduate level beyond the master's
degree and the T5 Certificate in mathematics. The program for
each student should be planned as a logically organized whole,
in the light of previous study, with all courses included in it
being ones that hold promise of improving qualifications for mathematics
teaching. No courses are to be included in a student's specialist
degree program that are designed chiefly to give professional
preparation for positions other than teaching and/or supervising
mathematics.
Each student's program should be planned in such a way that the
master's program AND the specialist program together will satisfy
the following minimum requirements.
The Specialist in Education Degree program in mathematics education can be adapted for an option to coordinate study for the degree and preparation for the National Board Certification.
* Normally included in the Master's degree.
The
Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Mathematics Education requires
depth of study in mathematics education, in mathematics, and in
related fields as appropriate. Students are expected to Take EMAT
9630 and at least two of the following courses: EMAT 8010, EMAT
8020, and EMAT 8030. Students must meet all general requirements
listed in the Graduate School Bulletin. A student's program of
study must be approved by the major professor and the advisory
committee.