Master of Science in Education

Math Education Content Area Studies

When Synchronous courses meet on night per week from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Asynchronous courses also offered.
Average Time to Complete 3 years (part-time)

About the Program

RU | Master’s | Online – The math education content area studies concentration is a 36-hour fully online program designed for:

  • Licensed secondary mathematics teachers
  • Students with an undergraduate degree in a mathematics education licensure program
  • Prospective college/university mathematics instructors

Our program is designed to meet the needs of secondary mathematics teachers in throughout Virginia. The program is unique in its scope and nature. We are the largest graduate level program for secondary mathematics teachers in the state of Virginia. We enroll an average of 20 Virginia mathematics teachers per year, with an approximate retention rate of 84% and graduation rate of 82%.

Career Paths

  • Community college or university math instructors
  • K-12 math leaders
  • Dual enrollment instructors in high school
  • Doctoral studies in mathematics education

Courses & Requirements

36 credit hours | Course Checklist

The program consist of 18 hours of mathematics content designed to develop teachers’ deep conceptual understanding of mathematics, knowledge of mathematics applications in STEM fields, as well as the opportunity to create and use modeling and simulations to describe real-world situations. An additional 18 hours of education coursework focuses on enhancing teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge. Participants learn strategies that are effective in meeting the needs of diverse learners, improving student outcomes, and lowering achievement gaps. In addition, teachers are given opportunities to utilize cutting edge educational technologies that are appropriate for secondary mathematics classrooms.

Cost & Financial Aid

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Radford University FAFSA code is 003732.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

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How to Apply

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