PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Mathematics Education program offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Specialist in Education (Ed.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)   The curriculum for all degree programs is broad and flexible, and operates with considerable interaction with the Mathematics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Mathematics Education emphases include the study of mathematics learning, mathematics curriculum, mathematics teacher education and professional development, problems of mathematics instruction, instructional computing, the history of mathematics, problem solving, research on mathematics teaching and learning, and research on the development of mathematics teacher educators.  The MAT degree is for initial certification to teach Mathematics in grades 6-12 in Georgia and includes extensive field experience in middle and high-school mathematics classrooms.


 

Ph.D.

Ed.S.

M.Ed.

MAT

MA

Residence

At least two consecutive semesters of full-time work must be spent in resident study on this campus. Not Required. Not Required. Not Required. Not Required.

Time Limit

All requirements for this degree, except the dissertation and final oral examination, must be completed within a period of six years. All requirements for this degree must be completed within six years from the first registration on the program of study.  All requirements for this degree must be completed within six years from the first registration on the program of study. All requirements for this degree must be completed within six years from the first registration on the program of study.  All requirements for this degree must be completed within six years from the first registration on the program of study.

Coursework (esp. Mathematics)

The amount of coursework in mathematics depends on previous work and the interests of the candidate. Substantial study of mathematics is expected 1. Depth of study through at least one 8000-level sequence or 2. Breadth of study through 6000-level sequences. Teaching Field-Mathematics: must complete a master's degree in mathematics or mathematics education. Two requirements in the teaching field must be met for the completion of the EdS degree program. Teaching Field-Mathematics: Courses must be selected from 6000-7000-8000 courses in mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, or courses in related fields approved by advisor. Teaching Field-Mathematics: Six courses must be selected from 6000-7000-8000 courses in mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, or courses in related fields approved by advisor. These 6 are in addition to the 11 undergraduate or graduate level courses in the teaching field required for certification.
Teaching Field-Mathematics: Courses must be selected from 6000 or 8000 level mathematics courses including at least one two-semester sequence.

Grade Average

A graduate student must maintain a 3.0 (B) average on all graduate courses taken. A graduate student must maintain a 3.0 (B) average on all graduate courses taken.  A graduate student must maintain a 3.0 (B) average on all graduate courses taken. A graduate student must maintain a 3.0 (B) average on all graduate courses taken.  A graduate student must maintain a 3.0 (B) average on all graduate courses taken.

Advisory Committee

The committee will consist of at least 3 graduate faculty members. The graduate coordinator can recommend additional faculty for the committee or a person from outside the faculty with appropriate expertise. A three-person committee, including a major professor will administer an examination.  An advisor will oversee progress. An advisor will oversee progress. A three-person advisory committee including the student's advisor supervise thesis and conduct a final oral examination.

Program of Study

Required: The program of study must show all graduate courses relevant to the doctoral program (including courses from the master's degree and courses transferred from other universities.) A minimum of nine hours of 9300, doctoral dissertation, must be included. The program of study is prepared by the student and the major professor during the first semester in residence. The program for the degree shall consist of a minimum of 30 semester hours of study at the graduate level beyond the master's degree. An organized program of study approved by an advisor in Mathematics Education must be completed. An organized program of study approved by an advisor in Mathematics Education must be completed. It must include at least 10 credit hours of supervised teaching in a MS or HS classroom.
An organized program of study approved by an advisor in Mathematics Education must be completed.

Credit by Transfer

 There is a possibility of transfering nine semester hours of graduate coursework provided that the courses to be transferred constitute a logical part of the student's program of study. There is a possibility of transfering six semester hours of graduate coursework provided that the courses to be transferred constitute a logical part of the student's program of study.  There is a possibility of transfering six semester hours of graduate coursework provided that the courses to be transferred constitute a logical part of the student's program of study. There is a possibility of transfering six semester hours of graduate coursework provided that the courses to be transferred constitute a logical part of the student's program of study.  There is a possibility of transfering six semester hours of graduate coursework provided that the courses to be transferred constitute a logical part of the student's program of study.

Admission to

Candidacy

Required: This application is a certification by the program that the student has demonstrated ability to do acceptable graduate work and that shows all prerequisites met, research skills requirements, the program of study approved, grade average satisfied, and written and oral comprehensive examinations passed. After admission to candidacy, a student must register for at least two additional semesters and a total minimum of nine hours of dissertation. Not required  Not Required. Not Required.  Not Required.

Prospectus

A prospectus must be approved by the advisory committee and filed with the Graduate Coordinator. N. A.  N. A. N. A.  An approved research question is required.
 Thesis  Doctoral Dissertation required.  Applied Project Required  Not Required. Not Required.  Thesis required.

Examinations

1. Comprehensive written and oral examinations must be passed before being admitted to candidacy. 2. The defense of the dissertation, and the final oral examination must be passed. Final Examination: The candidate must pass a written and/or oral comprehensive examination administered by the department. Final Examination: The candidate must pass a written and/or oral comprehensive examination administered by the department. Final Examination: The candidate must pass a written and/or oral comprehensive examination administered by the department. The student must pass a final oral examination and successfully defend the thesis.

 

 

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