Wayne State College

Math Education Master's Degree Online

The MSE in Mathematics Education is a non-thesis degree. For completion of this degree, in addition to coursework, a comprehensive examination will be required. All courses are available online.

Admission to Mathematics Education Program

  1. You must have a B.A. or B.S. in Math or Math Education, or a teaching certificate in secondary mathematics. Completion of the calculus sequence (Calculus I, II, and III) along with 9 other hours of mathematics courses numbered 300 and above is strongly recommended.
  2. Completion of a mathematics proof course preferred.

Courses for the online master's program in Math Education

Degree offered: Master of Science in Education (MSE) - Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Leadership/Mathematics Education
Credit hours: 36

Students will take a mixture of core education courses and courses for the math focus area.

Professional education core: 9 credit hours

  • EDU 603 Introduction to Educational Research and Design (3)
  • EDU 652 Instructional Theory and Practice (3)
  • EDU 658 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development PK-16  (3)

Math education concentration: 27 credit hours

Note: At least 12 credit hours of mathematics must be from 600-level courses.

  • MAT 530 Seminar in Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MAT 554 Seminar in Real Analysis (3)
  • MAT 610 Modern Geometry for Teachers (3)
  • MAT 620 Seminar in Discrete Math (3)
  • MAT 645 Current Trends in Math Curriculum and Teaching (3)
  • MAT 660 Probability and Statistics for Teachers (3)

Plus 9 credit hours from the following:

  • MAT 520 Number Theory (3)
  • MAT 535 History of Mathematics (3)
  • MAT 555 Seminar in Real Analysis II (3)
  • MAT 661 Probability and Statistics for Teachers II (3)
  • MAT 682 Topics in Mathematics (3)


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Licensing and Certification: This program is designed for teachers who are already certified in this content area as an opportunity to go deeper into their specialty while simultaneously earning a master’s degree. This program does not meet initial certification/licensure requirements through the Nebraska Department of Education. It has not been determined if this program meets requirements for all other states. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Learn more about State Authorization and Reciprocity.