The Mathematics Education graduate program at the University of Oklahoma prepares students to continue and expand on their work as teachers of mathematics at a variety of levels including PK-12 school systems and higher education. Designed to build on the experiences of PK-12 mathematics teachers, the program explores ways to teach mathematics in authentic and meaningful ways through the use of problem-based curriculum and technology.
The program also accommodates and supports adult learners seeking teacher certification in mathematics or those interested in teaching college-level mathematics. Recent graduates of the master’s program teach mathematics at all grade levels, teach college-level mathematics, work as curriculum developers and writers, serve as curriculum directors for their local school districts, and work as professional development experts. Mathematics education has long been considered a high-need area and as such, graduates from this program are in high-demand at both the PK-12 school level and in higher education.
Core: 12 hours
Thesis: EDUC 5980
Non-Thesis: EDUC 6930 or EDUC 5972
Students in the Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum Master's Program take courses in:
The master's degree requires completion of 36 semester credit hours of graduate coursework. Approximately 15 hours of coursework are taken as part of the course instructional requirement. The remaining credit hours will be completed in the specialty area. All students must successfully complete a thesis, project, or comprehensive examination.
The thesis option requires a written paper and oral defense as fulfillment of the final evaluation. The project will require a written paper that will be a descriptive problem related to the individual's professional field. Projects willl be evaluated by the area faculty. Comprehensive examination questions will be determined and evaluated by area faculty.
Applicants for programs leading to the Master of Education degree in the Department of Instructional Leadership must present the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Science in any discipline as conferred by the University of Oklahoma or the equivalent, and meet all the prerequisites for graduate courses.