Mathematics - Graduate Program

Degree: M.Ed.

Further your mathematical expertise and gain practical experience through Millersville University's graduate-level Mathematics programs.

Why Study This Program?

Further your expertise in Mathematics while gaining practical application skills through three graduate-level degree programs offered at Millersville University: the Master of Education (M.Ed) in Mathematics, the post-baccalaureate teacher certification or the post-master's supervisory certification.

Due to the diversity in undergraduate mathematics education programs, a main goal of the master's course of study is to strengthen candidates' mathematical content knowledge. The post-baccalaureate certification program is designed for students with bachelor's degrees in Mathematics who would like to teach in the state of Pennsylvania or to add another instructional area of certification to their present certificate. A post-master's supervisory certification program is also available for educators who wish to pursue leadership roles in education.

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or equivalent from a similar institution abroad. 

Millersville University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the American Association of University Women. 

What Will You Learn?

The major strength of the graduate-level Mathematics programs at Millersville University is the balance of mathematics content and pedagogy. The University offers a variety of mathematics education courses that allow graduate students to investigate the nature of teaching and learning mathematics, and to apply this immediately in their own mathematics classrooms. Most students complete their coursework during the summer months, but graduate courses are also offered periodically in the evening during the fall and spring semesters to allow for additional flexibility. 

Students seeking their first instructional certificate through the post-baccalaureate certification program receive coursework based on their incoming knowledge and experiences to best prepare them as educators. Most applicants need to complete foundational education courses, professional education courses and a semester of student teaching. In order to be certified as a Mathematics teacher and receive a Pennsylvania Instructional I certificate, you must pass the Pennsylvania Department of Education mandated Praxis Tests. 

The post-master's supervisory certification program consists of three core courses about the function, administration and curriculum of supervision and a 6-credit field experience. The field experience demands a high degree of cooperation between the University and the school where the student is employed or assigned. The student is supervised by a faculty member from the department in which the certificate is sought.