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Master of Science in Mathematics Education


Overview

The Master of Science in Mathematics Education (MSME) programme is designed to promote excellence in mathematics content, pedagogy and leadership. The courses in the programme cover topical issues in pure and applied mathematics, mathematics curriculum planning, and mathematics coaching and they offer participants opportunities to undertake research in schools and related institutions. Consequently, the programme is ideal for those who would like to pursue a career in advanced mathematics teaching, mathematics coaching, and/or mathematics curriculum and policy development.

The graduates of this programme will be highly motivated to revolutionize the teaching of mathematics and provide leadership in mathematics education.

Programme Aims

The Master of Science in Mathematics Education will seek to:

  • prepare a cadre of teachers who will provide leadership for the effective teaching and learning of mathematics at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels
  • provide the educational environment in which teachers and learners can advance the exploration and development of mathematics skills through experience and research
  • influence the development of graduates for leadership in the promulgation of mathematics education
  • foster the development of research in mathematics education

Mode of Delivery

The programme is delivered fully online.

Duration of Study and Credit Load

The programme is scheduled to be completed in two years (six semesters including two summer semesters). Students will complete 42 credits for the award of the degree.


Entry Requirements


In order to pursue the MSc in Mathematics Education, candidates must:

Either:

  1. Satisfy the School’s requirements for normal matriculation
    • B. Ed. in Mathematics or BSc. in Mathematics
    • A GPA of at least 3.0 from an accredited institution
  2. OR

  3. Satisfy the School’s requirements for lower level matriculation
    • Bachelor’s degree in an area that has a considerable mathematics content (e.g. finance, accounting, engineering etc.). Entry via lower level matriculation is subject to evaluation /approval by the Academic Board and the candidates may be offered provision entry until pre-requisite courses from the Bachelor of Education in Mathematics Programme have been completed.
    • A GPA of at least 3.0 from an accredited institution

Required Application Documents


Return your completed application form to the Graduate School of Education office along with the following list of documents.

You can download the form here or obtain it from our office.

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  3. Certificate(s)
  4. Transcript(s)
  5. Two References (one should be academic)
  6. Resumé
  7. A Personal Statement of Intent
  8. Passport size Photograph
  9. Application Fee

Prospective student, you will be interviewed by a panel from the Graduate School of Education as part of the application process.


Courses in the Programme


Pre-requisites
  • Problem-Solving & Mathematical Investigation
  • Mathematics Teaching, Learning & Research
  • Trigonometry
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Math
  • Calculus 1
  • Calculus 2
  • Calculus 3
  • Probability and Statistics 1
  • Probability and Statistics 2
  • Probability and Statistics 3
Year 1 Semester 1

ZOGM5101 Orientation to the Graduate Mathematics Education (0 Credits)

ZLFM5101 Leadership for Mathematics Teachers (3 Credits)

ZMMC5101 Managing the Mathematics Curriculum (3 Credits)

Year 1 Semester 2

ZIDE5101 Introduction to Differential Equations (3 Credits)

ZDRL5101 Diagnosis and Remediation of Learning Difficulties in Mathematics (3 Credits)

ZMCD5101 Mathematics Curriculum: Design and Development (3 Credits)

Year 1 Semester 3

ZELA5101 Elements of Linear and Abstract Algebra at the Advanced Level (3 Credits)

ZITP5101 Issues and Trends in Teaching Primary and Secondary Mathematics (3 Credits)

ZPSA5101 Problem-solving and Assessment Strategies in the 21st Century Mathematics Classroom (3 Credits)

Year 2 Semester 1

ZCSL6101 Changing School Culture, Climate and Leadership (3 Credits)

ZTDI6101 Theory of Differentiation and Integration (3 Credits)

ZCSE6101 Coaching, Supervising and Evaluating Mathematics Teachers (3 Credits)

Year 2 Semester 2

ZITT6101 Introduction to Topology (3 Credits)

ZREM6101 Research in Education for Mathematics Practitioners (3 Credits)

ZCAM6101 Complex Analysis for Mathematics Teachers (3 Credits)

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is charged per credit and the rates subject to change annually. University fees are added to tuition for miscellaneous items and they are compulsory. Students may pay in full or per credit per semester. Students are expected to pursue a minimum of 9 credits per semester. The Mico University College has made arrangements with two financial institutions to provide low interest loans to students.