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Master of Science - Mathematics Education, M.S.


The Master of Science in Mathematics Education (MS-MEd) is designed for individuals interested in strengthening their understanding of mathematics, statistics, and educational theory and practice in order to enrich their own teaching of mathematics and statistics. Completion of the program will also qualify individuals to teach concurrent enrollment courses and to teach at some community colleges and universities. For college-level academic concurrent enrollment (dual-credit) courses, the Utah Valley University Mathematics Department requires that instructors have a master’s or doctoral degree with 18 graduate hours in mathematics or statistics. However, the MS-MEd does not lead to a teaching license. The program is flexible to serve the needs of in-service teachers.

Total Program Credits: 30

Matriculation Requirements:    
  1. Admission to the Graduate Program.
  2. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, equivalent undergraduate coursework to the Mathematics Endorsement 4, and at least two years of teaching experience.
  3. A passing score on the Entrance Exam or MATH 6000 Mathematics Core Review.
Discipline Core Requirements:   30  Credits
  STAT 6010 Theory of Statistics I 3
  MATH 6100 Topics in Geometry and Topology 3
  MATH 6210 Real Analysis 3
  MATH 6310 Modern Algebra 3
  MATH 6330 Advanced Linear Algebra 3
  EDUC 6100 Research Methodology 3
  EDUC 6200 Masters Project 3
  EDUC 6320 21st Century Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDUC 691R Project I 1
  EDUC 692R Project II 1
  EDUC 693R Project III 1
  Complete One of the following courses for a total of 3 credits 3
  STAT 6020 Theory of Statistics II (3)  
  MATH 6410 Topics in Ordinary Differential Equations (3)  
  MATH 6610 Numerical Methods and Modeling (3)  
  MATH 6620 Topics in Numerical Analysis (3)  
  MATH 6700 Applications of Mathematics (3)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 30 credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) or above.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 21 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Courses and project requirements must be finished within a five-year period. No courses will apply toward graduation which are older than five years.
  5. Individual grade of C or higher in all coursework applied toward the degree.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 6210 Real Analysis 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 6310 Modern Algebra 3
EDUC 6320 21st Century Instruction and Assessment 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6100 Research Methodology 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 6100 Topics in Geometry and Topology 3
EDUC 6200 Masters Project 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 6330 Advanced Linear Algebra 3
EDUC 691R Project I 1
  Semester total: 4
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
STAT 6010 Theory of Statistics I 3
EDUC 692R Project II 1
  Semester total: 4
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective 3
EDUC 693R Project III 1
  Semester total: 4
  Degree total: 30


Mathematics Graduate Programs

The Mathematics Graduate Programs are in the College of Science. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for the Mathematics Graduate Programs, visit their website.

Mathematics Graduate Programs

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Offer improved math instruction based on a solid foundation of graduate mathematics content and best practices for teaching strategies and technologies.
  2. Implement problem-based, technology-intensive and student focused instruction by achieving the necessary breadth of expertise, skills, and professional disposition.
  3. Teach mathematical concepts moreeffectively to secondary students from varied backgrounds and with diverse goals, from the broader, deeper, and more advanced perspectives provided by their course and project work.
  4. Solve problems arising from a variety of other disciplines using mathematical methods of formulation, computation, and analysis.
  5. Design learning environments and curricula that can be immediately incorporated in classroom lessons, based on the expert knowledge they have gained.
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