MA in Mathematics for Educators
Mathematics is key to success in today's technological world. More than number crunching, it is about relationships, patterns, logic, analytical skills and problem solving in industries ranging from health to computer science. In recent years, statistics have revealed a correlation between math scores and national health, wealth and productivity?which has not been positive for the United States. Which is why there is an urgent and increased need to provide educators with techniques and skills that will ignite student interest in math.
The state standards and curriculum are also influenced by the professional societies and their development of standards and benchmarks in their subject areas. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), for example, developed an extensive set of standards that are centered on the need to develop problem-solving skills in addition to basic skills in math. The NCTM stresses conceptual knowledge as a framework for all mathematics learning and provides standards and expectations for each grade level. Other societies have provided similar frameworks that are used by the states in the development of standards.
A master's degree in Mathematics for Educators will empower you to employ mathematic reasoning and problem-solving techniques. Designed specifically for classroom teachers in grades 5-14, it will provide you with new techniques for teaching math that will stimulate the imagination and intelligence of your students.
Points of Distinction
- Classes are limited 15 students for individualized instruction.
- Courses are taught by experts in mathematics who are also working teachers.
- Education programs recognized for their excellence and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, by the International Reading Association, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.