Math Education, M.S. Ed.

  • Math Education


NYS Initial Certification in Mathematics/Adolescence Education, with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and coursework equivalent to:
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 223 University Calculus III
MATH 323 Intermediate Real Analysis
MATH 331 Abstract Algebra
At least two of the following courses:
MATH 341 Geometry
MATH 381 History of Mathematics
STAT 350 Probability and Statistics

NYS Initial Certification in Mathematics/Middle Childhood Education, with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and coursework equivalent to:
MATH 123 University Calculus II
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 231 LInear Algebra
MATH 341 Geometry
MATH 381 History of Mathematics
MAED 301, 302, and 303 Mathematics for School Teachers I, II, and III
A statistics course

GRE scores. (Starting Fall 2015)

Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or above. (Starting Fall 2015)

A completed graduate application 


Dr. Keary Howard
Program Coordinator

Department of Mathematical Sciences Website

Fredonia's graduate program in mathematics education does more than just educate the expert teachers of tomorrow. We nurture the wonderment of mathematics' relationship to the world around us so that the love of learning will become a lifelong affair. Completion of this program meets the advanced degree requirement for individuals seeking Professional Certification in New York State to teach mathematics at the Middle Childhood level (grades 5 - 9) or at the Adolescence level (grades 7 - 12). 

Program Outline

  • A course in research methods
  • A minimum of three courses covering three of the following categories:
    - historical, philosophical or comparative foundations of education 
    - design and evaluation of mathematics curricula 
    - instructional methods 
    - use of educational technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics 
    - psychological foundations of education
  • A minimum of four courses covering four of the following categories:
    - algebra or analysis
    - geometry or topology
    - number theory, probability or statistics
    - history or philosophy of mathematics
    - applications of mathematics
    - any approved course in mathematics
  • MAED 602 Mathematics Education Seminar
  • MAED 690 Graduate Project


Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 30

Graduate Studies Office

E230A Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3808
(716) 673-3712 fax