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  • Mathematics Education Online Degree

    MS in Mathematics Learning and Teaching

    ***The MS in Mathematics Learning & Teaching program will not be accepting new students for the Academic Year 2023-2024. More information to follow.***

    Drexel University’s accredited online Master of Science in Mathematics Learning and Teaching represents a highly evolved synthesis of research-based practices designed to equip teachers with techniques to help you reason through mathematical challenges with an analytical multiple-solution approach.

    The program provides you with the disposition, skills and breadth of expertise needed to implement problem-based and technology-intensive instruction that is student-centered. Ideal for teachers interested in further study and earning positions in cutting-edge mathematics learning and teaching, this program also equips you with leadership skills that will enable you to advocate better educational practices in your home school and district. 

    We also offer a Certificate of Graduate Study in Mathematics Learning and Teaching which consists of five 3-credit courses that prepares teachers for further study and development in exceptional mathematics teaching and learning.

    Program Features

    • Prepares you to use students' thinking as a resource for instructional decision-making, developing activities and engaging action research projects, and creating technology-based lessons.
    • Teaches two powerful educational approaches: Japanese Lesson Study, a collaborative approach for developing and refining effective math lessons; and Math Forum, in which, "problems-of-the-week" are used to engage the online math community to further your teaching skills and develop effective feedback.
    • Faculty includes teacher educators, mathematicians, and school administrators with years of experience in mathematics education.
    • Drexel is ranked as one of "America’s Best Graduate Schools" preparing today’s educators by U.S.News & World Report
    • Online coursework is ideal for working teachers.

    Archived Webinars

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Education Core Courses  
    EDCR 512 Using and Integrating Learning Technologies 3.0
    EDCR 518 Evidence-Based Evaluation 3.0
    EDUC 524 Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction 3.0
    Mathematics Education Core Courses  
    MTED 501 Proportional and Algebraic Reasoning 3.0
    MTED 502 Geometry & Spatial Reasoning 3.0
    MTED 503 Data Analysis and Probabilistic & Statistical Reasoning 3.0
    MTED 511 Functions Through the Curriculum 3.0
    MTED 601 Diagnosing Student Mathematical Thinking 3.0
    MTED 611 Virtual Field Experience I - Online Mentoring 1.5
    MTED 612 Virtual Field Experience II - Online Mentoring 1.5
    MTED 651 Problem Solving Strategies 3.0
    Capstone Courses  
    EDU 780 Capstone Research 3.0
    Select from the Practitioner or Thesis Capstone tracks:  
    EDUP 780 Practitioner Capstone Course I 3.0
    or EDUT 780 Thesis Capstone Course I
    or MTED 621 Collaborative Instructional Design & Analysis I
    EDUP 781 Practitioner Capstone Course II 3.0-4.5
    or EDUT 781 Thesis Capstone Course II
    or MTED 622 Collaborative Instructional Design & Analysis II
    Electives 6.0
    Students may select any combination of the following for 6.0 credits: ABA, CRTV, EDAM, EDEX, EDGI, EDHE, EDLS, EDLT, EDPO, EDUC, EHRD, ELL, ENTP, ESTM, MTED, or SCL (500-799 level).
    Total Credits 45.0-46.5

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
      • Provisional admission may be granted with a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99
    • Current teacher certification at the middle or high school level
      • Private or charter school teachers without certification can contact the program director for further evaluation, or pursue other master's degree programs and take MLT courses as electives/content courses.
    • Completion of at least two semesters (or three quarters) of university calculus and at least one university mathematics course beyond university calculus
      • This additional course must be offered by the mathematics department and cannot include courses on the Fundamentals of Mathematics, College Algebra, or Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers
      • Exceptions to this requirement will be considered on an individual basis by the program director or the program admissions committee
    • You must have the ability to be videotaped teaching students during the second year of the program

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • Personal Essay
    • Current Resume
    • Proof of certification for teaching at the middle or high school level
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 0-1 is $0 per credit.

    For the academic year 2023-2024, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2023-2024 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2023

    September 26, 2023

    December 9, 2023

    December 11, 2023

    December 16, 2023

    Winter 2024

    January 8, 2024

    March 16, 2024

    March 18, 2024

    March 23, 2024

    Spring 2024

    April 1, 2024

    June 8, 2024

    June 10, 2024

    June 15, 2024

    Summer 2024

    June 24, 2024

    August 31, 2024

    September 3, 2024

    September 7, 2024


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