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MS in Mathematics Learning and Teaching

The MS in Mathematics Teaching and Learning is composed of a minimum of 45 credits designed to help teachers improve their instruction and facilitate effective learning.

Interdisciplinary courses challenge students to explore and expand their mathematical understanding through collaborative discourse that connects theory to practice.

The MS in Mathematics Learning and Teaching program requires courses in three major areas: core education, mathematics education and electives. Teachers may choose to supplement their program with electives from other programs within the School of Education such as Special Education and Teaching English as a Second Language or focus their electives on Mathematics Leadership and Coaching.

For the MS in Mathematics Teaching and Learning curriculum, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.

Field Experiences

We believe that hands-on learning is essential. The field component is a crucial part of the MS in Mathematics Teaching and Learning and requires that each student work in a teaching position in which they can test their developing skills, collect artifacts that reflect their experiences, and allow for discussion with classmates.

During the second year of the program, MS students draw on their field experiences to enhance their university coursework. These activities include online mentoring and collaborative instructional design and analysis. Students participate in cycles of collaborative lesson design, teaching and videotaping and classroom implementations of the lessons. Coursework includes debriefing, analysis and revision of each lesson.