Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12), M.S.

The master’s degree in Mathematics Education prepares graduates to foster a love of mathematics in their students, through an engaging curriculum and instruction that adapts to the needs of all learners.

FULL tuition scholarships + living expenses for diverse future teachers in this and other select master’s programs through the Baldanza Fellows Program.

Master's students smile at graduationThis program provides deep exploration into mathematics education theory and practice, content instruction, culturally relevant pedagogy, integration of media and technology in the classroom, and standards-based assessments. This program aligns with the professional standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and meets the academic requirements for initial and professional New York State teacher certification in Mathematics (grades 7-12).

Suggested Application Deadline: January 15 | More admissions information

Why Mathematics Education at Syracuse University?

  • Complete your degree in one year of full-time study – no teaching experience or certification needed!
  • Prepares students for teaching diverse students in 21st century classrooms. From experiences in university classrooms, online, and in schools and communities, you will learn to design inclusive, culturally relevant pedagogy for all students.
  • Faculty members of this program are specialists and are highly interested in educational theory and research in the field of mathematics education.
  • Participate in EDU Sims, which are standardized simulations of common interactions in classroom and school environments to help you identify your strengths and develop your professional skills.
  • Strong collaborative ties with the faculty in the Department of Mathematics. Students will continue to develop content knowledge while learning how to teach and work with students and communities.
  • Each semester centers on an intensive field placement in a middle or high school setting to provide rich teaching experience with youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Take part in School of Education short-term study abroad trips or semester-long programs around the world. School of Education students are also eligible for exclusive funding to support study abroad experiences.
  • Small student cohorts and a highly engaged alumni network mean you get to know your teachers and peers who will become your lifelong colleagues.

Nottingham high school students in classGraduates of this program have a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge, cutting-edge mathematics practices, and instructional best practices. Our graduates are in K-12 school, community, and other settings including:

  • Mathematics teachers
  • Teacher leaders, department chairs, or school administrators
  • Mathematicians, statisticians, or actuaries
  • Further studies in Mathematics Education, Educational Leadership, Public Administration, or another area of interest.

Interested students with existing initial certification in Mathematics (Grades 7-12) should consider our M.S. program in Teaching and Curriculum.

Program Contacts

Breana Nieves Vergara, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions|315.443.2505
Breana Nieves Vergara
Lauren Schmidt, Career and Certification Counselor|315.443.2956
Lauren Schmidt
Nicole Fonger, Associate Professor, Mathematics Education|315.443.1499
Nicole Fonger