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The department offers programs leading to the following degrees:

**Bachelor of Science in Education****Master of Arts****Master of Education****Specialist in Education****Doctor of Philosophy**

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The Bachelor of Science in Education program is designed to prepare candidates for grade 7-12 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 3 courses in calculus and 8 additional teaching field courses (MATH, STAT, or EMAT) at the upper division level that includes at least one course in each of

- geometry
- linear algebra
- higher algebra
- instructional computing
- statistics
- introduction to higher mathematics

The professional education courses in the junior
and senior years 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 quarters includes courses and practicums for mathematics
curricula, instructional computing, mathematics instruction, student
teaching, and a post-student 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.**

- Educational Psychology: 0-3 hours
- Curriculum and Instruction: 8-9 hours
- Teaching Field - 6 courses selected from 6000 or 8000 level mathematics courses including at least one two-semester sequence.
- Research: 0-3 hours
- EMAT 7300 Mathematics Education thesis.

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 T-5 Mathematics Certification for Secondary
School Mathematics Teachers are outlined below for those students
holding Georgia T-4 Mathematics Certification for Secondary School.
Students working for initial certification at the T-5 level can
expect to complete additional requirements for certification.
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.

- Educational Psychology (one course required): 3 hours.
- Curriculum and Instruction: 8-9 hours
- Teaching Field - At least 6 courses required with approval of students' advisor. (MATH, STAT, EMAT)
- Research (One course required)
- Options (Two approved elective courses, applied
project, or thesis required)
- Plan A with applied project or thesis, 3 hours.
- Plan B with two elective courses, 6 hours.

*Required unless student has had similar courses.

The Specialist in Education (Ed. S.) degree
program in mathematics education shall consist of at least 8 courses,
an applied project, and three units of seminar at the graduate
level beyond the master's degree and the T-5 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 beings 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.

- Educational Foundations: 3 courses
- Curriculum and Instruction: 4 courses hours
plus seminars including:
- *
**EMAT 7050**Teaching Secondary School Mathematics - *
**EMAT 7080**Curriculum in Mathematics Education - Seminar. All graduate students in Mathematics
Education are required to attend four semesters of appropriate
seminar: one hour per semester.
**EMAT 6990**emphasizes instruction and curriculum.**EMAT 8990**emphasizes research.

- *
- Teaching Field - Mathematics: 10 courses.
Each student who undertakes a specialist degree program must
have completed a master's degree in mathematics or mathematics
education. Two requirements in mathematics must be met for the
completion of the specialist degree program:
- 1) The student must have completed at least courses of graduate level teaching field courses (MATH, STAT, EMAT)
- 2) At least 5 of graduate level teaching field courses must be taken at The University of Georgia.

- Research or research methods: 2 courses.
The program must include either a research project or an applied
project, such as
**EMAT 7650.**

* 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.

**Mathematics Education**- Instruction:
- Curriculum:
- Learning
**EMAT 8030****-**Advanced Study of Mathematics Learning.

- Technology:
- Research:
**EMAT 8990**- Research Seminar in Mathematics Education**EMAT 9630**- Critque of Educational Literature in Mathematics Education**EMAT 9640****-**Analysis and Critique of Research in Mathematics Education**.****EMAT 9600**- Educational Research in Mathematics Education**EMAT 9000****-**Doctoral Research.**EMAT 9300****-**Doctoral Dissertation.

- Other

**Mathematics**

- The amount of coursework in mathematics depends
on previous work and the interests of the candidate. Substantial
study of mathematics is expected.

Goals:- A. Depth of study through at least one 8000-level
sequence

B. Breadth of study through 6000-level sequences

- A. Depth of study through at least one 8000-level
sequence

- The amount of coursework in mathematics depends
on previous work and the interests of the candidate. Substantial
study of mathematics is expected.
**Research Methods**Courses in research methodologies could include the following:

- ERSH 6300 - Applied Statistical Methods in
Education,
- or STAT 6210 - Statistical Methods I

- ERSH 8310 - Applied Analysis of Variance
Methods in Education
- or STAT 6220 - Statistical Methods II

- ERSH 8320 - Applied Correlation and Regression Methods in Education
- ERSH 8410 - Qualitative Data Collection in Education
- ERSH 8420 - Qualitative Data Analysis in
Education

- ERSH 6300 - Applied Statistical Methods in
Education,
**Other Supporting Fields as Appropriate,**e.g.

- Statistics

Computer Science

Educational Psychology

Psychology

Curriculum and Supervision

Philosophy

Instructional Technology

Elementary Education

**Teacher Education Apprenticeship**Participation in various aspects of the teacher education program in mathematics, gradually moving to a role of instructor of record.

May use EMAT 9700 Internship or EMAT 9800) Practicum registration

**Research Apprenticeship**

- Participation in research activities, gradually
moving to a role of self-directed research and scholarship, is
expected

May use registration for EMAT 9600 Research, EMAT 9630 Critique, or EMAT 9640 Analysis.

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