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College of Education and Human Services


Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.)

One of the areas of study under STEM Education is mathematics education.



Graduate students in mathematics education are required to complete a minimum of 36 hours of course work to complete the degree. Students are required to enroll in 9 credit hours of C&I Core coursework and must complete 15-18 credit hours of required mathematics education coursework. Students in the mathematics education must also complete an additional 9-12 credit hours of elective coursework.

Required C&I Core (9 credit hours)
CI 500 - Introduction to Research Methods in Education (3 credit hours)
CI 503 - Introduction to the Curriculum (3 credit hours)
CI 504 - Systematic Approaches to Instruction (3 credit hours)

Required Core Courses (15–18 credits)
CI 537 - Current Issues in Mathematics Education (3 credit hours)
CI 538 - Research in Mathematics Education (3 credit hours)

Your choice of three or four:
CI 415 - Modem Approaches to Teaching Middle School Mathematics (3 credit hours)
CI 498E - Workshops – Mathematics (3 credit hours)
CI 516 - Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (3 credit hours)
CI 525 - Applications of Microcomputers to Mathematics Education (3 credit hours)
CI 528 - Methods for Teaching Math in the Preschool & Early Childhood Grades (3 credit hours)
CI 530 - Teaching Problem Solving in School Mathematics (3 credit hours)
CI 590E - Readings – Mathematics (3 credit hours)
CI 593E - Individualized Research – Mathematics (3 credit hours)
CI 594E - Practicum – Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Mathematics Education Elective Courses (9-12 credit hours)
Courses vary. See Mathematics Education Curriculum Guide below for more information.

VIEW CURRICULUM GUIDE | M.S.Ed. – Mathematics Education


Students will take a variety of courses under mathematics education. For a complete list and description of courses available to mathematics education students, view the SIU Course Catalog for mathematics education (PDF).