Math Education, MSED Sample Degree Map

Completion of the M.S.Ed. Math program meets the advanced degree requirement for 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).

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Online application
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Intent
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Undergraduate transcripts

Background Preparation

  • N.Y.S. Initial Certification in Mathematics/Adolescence Education, with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics or N.Y.S. Initial Certification in Mathematics/Middle Childhood Education, with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics.

Enrolling in a graduate education degree at Fredonia will give you the opportunity to gain advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge. Studying with engaged faculty and participating in applied learning experiences prepare you to meet challenges and be successful in your profession. This degree plan map provides a sample pathway to graduation, and it can be used as a guide and a checklist for degree requirements. For complete information about this program, please consult the university catalog at:

Who to contact

Dr. Keary Howard

More Information

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Sample Degree Plan

First Semester

Course Credits
MAED 518 History of Math Education 3
MAED 542 Non-Euclidean Geometry 3
MAED 591 Math Academy: K-12 Materials 3

Second Semester

Course Credits
EDU 570 Using Educational Research to Improve Instruction 3
MAED 524 Complex Analysis 3
MAED 602 Mathematics Education Seminar 3

Third Semester

Course Credits
MAED 532 Abstract Algebra with Applications 3
MAED 537 Combinatorics 3
MAED 599 Special Topics: Common Core Statistics 3

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
MAED 690 Graduate Project 3


Your time matters. The M.S.Ed. Math degree program can be completed in a single calendar year with course work offered each summer.

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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