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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Education Online

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Insights into our online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Education

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Education online program at The University of Texas at Arlington is a non-thesis degree designed for teachers who wish to specialize in advanced coursework in math education. This master’s degree provides opportunities to develop advanced teaching, research and leadership skills that align with the latest research and theories in math instruction.

Graduates are prepared to analyze their own teaching and make adjustments where needed. They also gain an understanding of the overall state of education and the link between the theory and practice of teaching.

The M.Ed. in C&I – Mathematics Education is a master's degree program only and does not lead to initial teacher certification. The online graduate program emphasizes teaching mathematics to K-12 students, using problem-based, inquiry-based teaching strategies consistent with math disciplines and centered on how people learn. Math content is emphasized in the context of how to teach that content to students.

The UTA education program also addresses issues that impact learning, providing tools for educators on topics such as scientific misconceptions/alternative conceptions, logical-mathematical and scientific reasoning, and motivation.

The M.Ed. in Mathematics Education is designed to provide practicing teachers with current findings in research and best instructional practices in mathematics education. The 30-hour degree includes core courses in curriculum design, instructional strategies and diversity in education. Also included are courses in education research methods and a concentration in mathematics or mathematics education.

This online M.Ed. program is designed for teachers in K-12 school settings, as well as for curriculum developers and coordinators, district content specialists, and those in a variety of alternative educational settings such as museums, zoos, nature centers and corporate education/outreach divisions. In addition, their relevance for students in elementary through high school age ranges, the program strategies and content can be applied in early childhood, college and adult education where math learning is emphasized.

Individuals holding a bachelor's degree at an accredited university in any field of study are eligible to apply.

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Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See program map for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states may continue in their program without interruption.

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Certificate Information

Texas Residents

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Education does not lead to licensure in the state of Texas.

Out-of-State Residents

Out-of-state students seeking certification in their home state must review the requirements for licensure with their state education agency to determine if completion of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Education will lead to licensure in their home state.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires candidates seeking certification to complete all practica in a TEA-approved site. Out-of-state students who do not complete the practicum at a UTA College of Education and TEA-approved site and meet all other TEA requirements do not qualify for Texas educator certification. If seeking certification outside of Texas, please work with your state agency in the state in which you are seeking certification to determine eligibility and to complete any additional requirements. Please note that after successful completion of your UTA College of Education degree, you may request a memo indicating your degree completion. UTA cannot recommend out-of-state students for certification and cannot recommend out-of-state students to take Texas certification exam(s). Additionally, UTA faculty and staff cannot complete out-of-state form requests for individuals seeking certification, licensure, and/or endorsements in another state according to TEA.

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Lisa Willey

"The very first week I started my master's degree, I had new information I could use in my classroom."

Lisa WilleyM.Ed. C&I – Mathematics Education online student


UTA online dates and deadlines

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Education online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your working schedule and busy lifestyle.

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Course Start Application Deadline All Supporting Documents Due Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Session
05/16/22 04/15/22 04/15/22 05/11/22 05/13/22 Summer
06/27/22 05/27/22 05/27/22 06/22/22 06/24/22 Summer
08/22/22 07/22/22 07/22/22 08/17/22 08/19/22 Fall
10/17/22 09/16/22 09/16/22 10/12/22 10/14/22 Fall

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Find your fit for our online program

The UTA College of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Education program. Find out the requirements for this online program, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them below.

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Admission to Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction Programs is competitive and some qualified students may not be admitted if demand exceeds the program’s capacity to serve all applicants.

All students must meet university, college, department, and Texas Administrative Code qualifications in order to participate in educator preparation programs. All students must meet university, college, department, and Texas Administrative Code qualifications in order to participate in educator preparation programs. Out-of-state students will not qualify for Texas educator certification. Therefore, students should review their state's requirements to determine if completion of a program at UTA will lead to certification in their state. TOEFL also may be required for students who are interested in applying for educator certification.

Applicants to The University of Texas at Arlington must be able to provide a teacher service record for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Literacy Studies program.

Unconditional Admission Criteria

An applicant who meets all requirements is considered for unconditional admission. Unconditionally admitted students must maintain a 3.0 GPA for the duration of the program and have a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate. Requirements include:

  1. Two or more years of relevant work experience.
  2. Undergraduate transcripts with a 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours or 3.0 cumulative GPA as calculated by the Graduate School, whichever is higher. A 3.0 GPA on the last 9 hours of graduate coursework may be considered in place of undergraduate GPA.
  3. Two professional letters of reference on file. Letters from supervisors are strongly encouraged. Download the Letter of Reference form.

Provisional Admission Criteria

An applicant who does not meet all requirements for unconditional admission nevertheless may show promise for successful graduate study and, upon recommendation of the graduate advisor, Committee on Graduate Studies and with approval of the academic dean may be granted probationary admission. Students admitted on probation to any graduate program in the College of Education must earn a 3.0 GPA, with no grade lower than a B, on the first nine credit hours of study. In addition, in order to graduate from UTA and the College of Education, all candidates must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

  1. Applicants who meet requirements 2) and 3) from unconditional admission criteria but have less than two years of relevant work experience may be granted probationary admission. The faculty admissions committee may require additional documents (e.g., GRE scores) for consideration.
  2. Students granted probationary admission must maintain a 3.0 (B or better) GPA in the first 9 credit hours of graduate coursework in the College of Education program to be converted from probationary to unconditional admission.

In addition, program-areas have additional requirements including documents for TEA reporting, including: 1) a written response to the given prompt (fulfills “other screening instrument” as required by The Texas Education Agency) and 2) completion of Attestation and FERPA forms. The overall grade point average (GPA) of each incoming class admitted between September 1 and August 31 of each year by an educator preparation program (EPP) may not be less than 3.00 on a four-point scale or the equivalent.

Deferred Admission

An applicant’s admission may be deferred when a file is not complete or when denying admission is not appropriate.

Denied Admission

An applicant may be denied admission if the conditions for unconditional or probationary admission are not met. In addition, if a student was suspended or expelled from the University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic, that student may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the UTA College of Education.

Student Requirements

Background Check Information

Educators beginning a graduate accelerated online program leading to Texas certification/licensure must meet background check requirements.

As required by Texas HB1508, applicants need to be aware of the following:

  • In order to receive a teacher certification in Texas, you must pass a criminal history background check.
  • If you have been convicted of an offense that is considered not appropriate for an educator, you could be ineligible to earn this certification from the state of Texas.
  • You have a right to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency prior to admission into this program. The Texas Education Agency currently charges a $50 fee for this criminal history evaluation. View more information on Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation

After being admitted and after completing any probationary period, students must meet the following:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above in order to continue in this graduate program
  • Complete all pre-graduation requirements before registering in the Capstone course

Additionally, since certification requirements vary among states, students should ensure they are in compliance with these requirements to ensure eligibility for school administrator licensure in their state.

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The degree plan for our Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Education online program

Upon acceptance to your UTA accelerated online program, a course map indicating the course sequence will be provided.

Students should refer to the course syllabus for textbook information.

Please note that textbook requirements may be subject to change. You will be notified by the course instructor if there are additional textbook requirements.

Prerequisite Courses: Courses EDUC 5305 and EDUC 5394 are prerequisite courses in the program. Students will not be able to register for the final capstone course in the program, EDUC 5397, until all requirements are completed.

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EDUC 5305: Effective Teaching and Learning for 21st Century Ec-12 Students

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students gain understanding of the nature of learning and the purpose of education as the pedagogical foundation to teaching in any discipline. Students develop knowledge of state and national standards and apply these standards vertically and horizontally in preparing high quality teaching and learning experiences. Students gain experience critically analyzing disciplinary content, instructional models, lessons, curricula, and research literature. Students learn to construct and test instructional models using activities that focus attention on diversity, authentic assessments, intellectual, social and emotional development, interdisciplinary connections, and technology. Must be taken prior to EDUC 5309.

EDUC 5309: Advanced Teaching Models for Diverse Learners

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Students engage in the advanced study and design of curriculum models with an understanding of cognitive development, pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), and learning progressions. Students learn in-depth analyses of how students learn and how to appropriately differentiate instruction. Students learn culturally responsive teaching practices and gain skill in developing learning experiences that attend to teaching diverse learners. Pre-requisite: EDUC 5305.

MAED 5351: Whole Numbers, Rational Numbers and Operations

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

In this course students engage in activities and problem solving on concepts related to whole numbers, rational numbers and operations. Students in the course will learn to utilize research-based, problem-based teaching methods to promote children’s understanding. Students will experience how children learn these concepts as they themselves engage in computation and problem solving activities transferrable to classroom practice. In this course, teachers will engage in experiences to learn and teach their students on using numbers, number systems and their structure, operations and algorithms, quantitative reasoning, and technology.

MAED 5352: Patterns and Algebra

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course engages students in problem-based teaching and curriculum development to help children learn problem solving and critical thinking with an emphasis on patterns, relations, functions, algebraic reasoning, analysis, and technology. The course incorporates research shown effective in helping children develop necessary skills for algebraic reasoning as a foundation for higher level mathematics learning.

MAED 5353: Probability and Statistics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

In this course students will engage in learning experiences and readily usable curricula for teaching children concepts of probability and statistics, their applications, and technology. Students will examine student learning and research-based practices that best help students understand these mathematical concepts and that will promote their development of probabilistic reasoning abilities.

MAED 5354: Problem Solving

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

In this course, students experience and practice innovative curricula for teaching and learning problem solving. Students engage in hands-on activities and apply various problem solving techniques, using mathematical processes to reason mathematically, to solve mathematical problems, to make mathematical connections within and outside of mathematics, and to communicate mathematically. Students learn to identify relevant and irrelevant variables in problems and work through problems to arrive at meaningful solutions. Students examine research on ways to help children become effective problem solvers as transferrable to other mathematics topics and subjects across the curriculum.

MAED 5355: Conceptual Geometry

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

In this course students will experience and incorporate active learning curricula that utilize a variety of manipulative materials, diagrams, models, and pictures to study geometry and spatial reasoning. The students will learn effective, research-based practices for teaching geometry to children and examines ways to best help children build geometric and spatial understandings as a foundation for later, more complex abstract visualizations.

MAED 5356: Measurement

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on inquiry-based, problem-based curricula that help children learn concepts of measurement including units of measure, standardization, and error. Students will learn to use teaching techniques that will promote children’s understandings, as well as the application of measurement concepts to other subjects and to everyday life experiences.

EDUC 5394: Understanding and Designing Classroom Research

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students gain an understanding of educational research by critically analyzing resources of research. Students also learn sound educational research methods and gain knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis procedures. Using course experiences, students design their own classroom research projects, writing the literature review leading to meaningful research questions and research methodology as the first two chapters of the 4-chapter Capstone project to be completed in EDUC 5397. This course is to be taken after at least 3 hours of graduate course work and preceding EDUC 5397.

EDUC 5397: Implementing and Disseminating Classroom Research

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Students implement the classroom research designed and written in EDUC 5394, collect and analyze data, and interpret results. Students prepare a final, written research report that presents the investigation and its results in a 4-chapter format, such as would be prepared as a paper for presentation at a professional conference and/or publication in an educational journal. At the conclusion of this course, students submit a copy of their research project report to the course instructor and present the completed project as their final Capstone experience for the master’s degree in education. Prerequisite: EDUC 5394. This course is to be taken in the final semester of the M.Ed. or M.Ed.T.

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