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

The M.S. program in Mathematics Education prepares graduates to foster a love of mathematics in their students, through engaging curriculum design, and instruction that adapts to the needs of all learners.

Master's students smile at graduationThis program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership provides deep exploration into mathematics 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).

Why Mathematics Education at Syracuse University?

  • Complete your degree in 15 months, or study part time while working with flexible course options – 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 programs around the world. Through the Himan Brown Fellowship, 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

Duane Graysay, Assistant Professor
dtgraysa@syr.edu|315.443.1485
Duane Graysay
Michelle Mondo, Office Coordinator; Extended Campus Coordinator
mrmondo@syr.edu|315.443.2685
Michelle Mondo
Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
smiglior@syr.edu|315.443.2505