Northeastern Illinois University
College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Science in Mathematics: Secondary Education Concentration
The M.S. in Mathematics: Secondary Education Concentration
The Master of Science in Mathematics, Secondary Education Concentration, prepares students to successfully teach mathematics at the Secondary or High Schools. It is designed for teachers who wish to improve their level of competence in mathematics or wish to serve as Secondary School Mathematics Specialists, or wish to be Teachers of Secondary or High School Mathematics. The program is for people (1) who are currently teaching mathematics in the secondary schools, or (2) who plan to teach mathematics in the secondary schools or (3) who wish to switch careers and would like to obtain the M.S in mathematics and also complete the requirements for a secondary school teacher certification.
The program consists of 10 courses selected according to the concentration. At least seven of the courses must be at the 400 level. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) recommend that teachers of secondary school mathematics be knowledgeable in the contents of Probability and Statistics, Geometry, History of Mathematics and Foundations of Algebra.
Core/Required Courses: 18cr
MATH-430 Discrete Mathematical Structures; 3cr
MATH-421 Modern Geometry; 3cr
SCED- 401M New Directions in Teaching Mathematics in the Junior and Senior High School; 3cr
SCED- 409 Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving in the Secondary Schools; 3cr
SCED-410 Computers in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics; 3cr
MATH-495 Project in Mathematics; 3cr
Four Electives: 12cr
The full, definitive description of all the electives and degree requirements can be found in the University Catalog and the M.S. in Mathematics Handbook available at the Mathematics Department.
The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, the university also is accredited through several disciplinary bodies.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 30
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999