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2012-2013 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Master of Education Advanced Content Specialization in Mathematics

A Master of Education degree with a concentration in mathematics along with an emphasis in either advanced content specialization or adult and higher education is offered by the College of Education in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics. The primary purpose of the degree is to provide middle school and high school teachers with the opportunity to update and expand their knowledge in the field of mathematics, but it also serves those who wish to develop their skills and competencies in working with adult and higher education students.


Admission to the M.Ed. program requires teaching certification with either a major or minor in mathematics. Students must submit three letters of recommendation, transcripts of all previous coursework, and copies of teaching certificates. Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. For additional details, see the College of Education section of the Grand Valley State University Catalog.

Curriculum Overview

The degree program requires completion of at least 33 graduate credits, including 18 credits in education and 15 credits in mathematics. The specific requirements in education may be found in that section of the Grand Valley State University Catalog.

Upon admission to the degree program, the student will meet with an advisor in the College of Education and an advisor in the Department of Mathematics who will evaluate all previous coursework taken in mathematics. A curricular plan reflecting the students needs, interests, and goals will be agreed upon. Each student must complete a minimum of 15 credits in approved graduate courses in mathematics, including:

All students must take MTH 629 - Secondary Student Issues (3 credits).

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Mathematics Program Description

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