Master of Mathematics Education (MME)

The MME program was developed primarily to meet the professional needs of high school mathematics teachers. Although Ohio Department of Education licensure guidelines no longer require all K-12 grade teachers complete a master's degree program in their content area or general education, the MME completed in its entirety or in part will certainly satisfy ongoing professional development requirements for license renewal, and has been designed by the Department of Mathematics to address issues that are especially important to high school mathematics educators. The MME may also be of interest to upper grades middle school mathematics teachers, provided they have the AYA 7-12 license in mathematics. (Note: The MME is NOT an initial licensure program.)

Key features of the MME include:

  • Curriculum that focuses on pedagogical content knowledge - the special knowledge that distinguishes the mathematics knowledge of teachers from that of mathematicians.
  • Student development of a stronger mathematics content knowledge, as well as the ability and opportunity to apply this knowledge to the 9-12 grade curriculum.
  • Introduction to major research issues and both quantitative and qualitative methods in mathematics education.
  • Continued growth as leaders in education; an emphasis on the latest technological advances - both computer-based and using hand-held graphing utilities.
  • Consistent experience of "best practices" modeled by program faculty whose area of expertise is mathematics education.

This is primarily a summer program that offers a solid base in the teaching of secondary school mathematics. The curriculum includes both mathematics and education coursework consisting of 10 classes, three graduate semester hours each, that may be completed over the course of three summers, with minimal requirements during the regular school year.

As is the case with other graduate programs within the Department of Mathematics, the MME program requires a capstone experience of a Mathematics Clinic project. Each student will work with a faculty member to design and implement an action research project in mathematics education. A "journal ready" report will be required, as well as a presentation of their findings in one of our departmental colloquia.

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966

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