Mathematics Education (M.S.)

The Master of Science in mathematics education provides certified middle and high school teachers advanced knowledge in mathematics content and pedagogy.

Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education? 

The program is designed to provide certified middle and high school teachers with an in-depth study of mathematics and its teaching and learning. Teachers in our program learn powerful mathematics, closely tied to the curriculum they teach, while also gaining practical pedagogical expertise as well as analytic and leadership skills. Our graduates are prepared for leadership positions in mathematics education such as master teachers, curriculum developers and mathematics supervisors.

As a master's degree student, you will choose one of two tracks.  Both tracks include courses in mathematics, pedagogy, and integration of technology, while providing flexibility for you to design a program that fits your own needs and interests. 

  • Middle school track: Designed for current and future middle school mathematics teachers, including those with a background in elementary education.
  • Secondary school track: Designed for certified secondary mathematics teachers with a strong background in mathematics.

Degree Requirements

View degree requirements and course descriptions on the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admission requirements vary by track for the mathematics education master's degree program. 

Why Towson university?

Academic Advantages

  • big-school resources with small-school attention 
  • recognized as Maryland’s preeminent teacher education institution 
  • flexible evening and summer schedules accommodate working professionals  
  • cohort alternative offered on-site in many Maryland public schools

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Program Director

Diana S. Cheng, Ed.D.
7800 York Road
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