### Get in Touch

If you would like detailed information about this program, please contact:

**John Beam,** Graduate Coordinator

Mathematics Department

Swart Hall 110

(920) 424-1058

beam@uwosh.edu

## Curriculum

### Master of Science in Mathematics Education

Course Requirements | Comprehensive Exam

#### Students must successfully complete 30 credits from the available courses below.

Courses must be chosen to meet the following requirements:

- At least 18 credits must be numbered 700 or above;
- At least 18 credits must have a MATH prefix;
- At least two courses must be chosen from among MATH 712, MATH 714, MATH 716, MATH 718, SEC ED 715, SEC ED 739, SEC ED 791 and ED FOUND 770;
- No more than one ED LDRSHP course may be counted among the 30 credits.

If a student would like to take a course not included on the list below, it must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator.

#### Mathematics Courses

MATH 546: Linear Algebra

MATH 547: Introduction to Group Theory

MATH 548: Introduction to Ring Theory

MATH 549: Introduction to Number Theory

MATH 575: Vector and Complex Analysis

MATH 601: Mathematical Statistics

MATH 667: Introduction to Real Analysis

MATH 680: Introduction to Topology

MATH 701: Workshop in Computing Math

MATH 702: Statistics Workshop

MATH 717: Non-linear Dynamics and Chaos

MATH 720: Combinatorial Math

MATH 722: Discrete Math

MATH 730: Advanced Euclidean Geometry

MATH 742: Abstract Algebra

MATH 757: Advanced Topics in Mathematics

MATH 746: Workshop in Current Topics

MATH 795: Mathematics Thesis (1 – 6 credits)

MATH 796: Independent Study in Math (1 – 3 credits)

#### Mathematics Education Courses

**At least two mathemathics education courses are required.**

MATH 712: Problem Solving for Teachers

MATH 714: Developing a Problem Solving Focus in Teaching

MATH 716: Research in Teaching & Learning Mathematics

MATH 718: History and Philosophy of Mathematics

SEC ED 715: Current Trends in Curriculum and Instruction (2- 3 credits)

SEC ED 739: Mathematics Curriculum

SEC ED 791: Improving Classroom Practices (1-4 credits)

ED FOUND 770: Foundations in Educational Research

#### Educational Leadership Courses

**At most one of these may count toward the 30 credits.**

ED LDRSHP 725: Evaluation of Educational Programs

ED LDRSHP 730: Leadership in Educational Systems

ED LDRSHP 754: Integrating Technology into Curriculum

ED LDRSHP 760: Teaching from a Distance

ED LDRSHP 762: Nontraditional Higher and Post-Secondary Education

ED LDRSHP: 763: Understanding and Facilitating Learning in Adulthood

#### A comprehensive exam is required as the culminating experience of the master’s program.

Students preparing to take a comprehensive exam will register for MATH 799 (0 credits). The comprehensive exam will assess a set of three courses at the 600-level or above with a MATH prefix. The set of courses will be chosen by the student – in consultation with, and subject to the approval of – the Graduate Coordinator. A goal of the exam is to assess big ideas in *both *mathematics and in mathematics education. This exam may be taken at any time after the set of three courses has been successfully completed. A grade of “pass” is required in MATH 799 in order to complete the degree.

### HOURS AND LOCATION

Department Office

Swart Hall, Room 115

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

### MAILING ADDRESS

Department of Mathematics

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

800 Algoma Blvd.

Oshkosh, WI 54901

### CONTACT US

(920) 424-1333

(920) 424-1812

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