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  • MS in Mathematics Learning and Teaching


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

    The program provides teachers 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 students with leadership skills that will enable them to advocate better educational practices in their home schools and districts. 

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


      Education Core Courses 
      EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
      EDUC 524Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
      EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
      Mathematics Education Core Courses 
      MTED 501Proportional and Algebraic Reasoning3.0
      MTED 502Geometry & Spatial Reasoning3.0
      MTED 503Data Analysis and Probabalistic & Statistical Reasoning3.0
      MTED 511Functions through the Curriculum3.0
      MTED 601Diagnosing Student Mathematical Thinking3.0
      MTED 611Virtual Field Experience I - Online Mentoring1.5
      MTED 612Virtual Field Experience II - Online Mentoring1.5
      MTED 621Collaborative Instructional Design & Analysis I3.0
      MTED 622Collaborative Instructional Design & Analysis II3.0
      MTED 651Problem Solving Strategies3.0
      MTED 690Current Research in Mathematics Learning & Teaching3.0
      Total Credits45.0

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      • 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)
      • 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 supporting document submission 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 2015-2016 is $868 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1157 per credit)

      This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

      This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.


      Academic Calendar

      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 
      Exams Begin 
      Exams End 

      Fall 2015     

      September 21, 2015

      December 5, 2015

      December 7, 2015

      December 12, 2015

      Winter 2016 

      January 4, 2016

      March 14, 2016

      March 15, 2016

      March 19, 2016

      Spring 2016 

      March 28, 2016

      June 6, 2016

      June 7, 2016

      June 10, 2016

      Summer 2016 

      June 20, 2016

      August 29, 2016

      August 30, 2016

      September 3, 2016

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