More focus than ever is being given to the global mathematics testing results of students, making it clear that that the need for highly trained mathematics teachers across the world is urgent. Teachers who wish to make a difference in mathematics education, curriculum development, and administration may be interested in completing a specialized M.A. in Mathematics Education for grades 5 - 12. People interested in an M.A. program in Mathematics Education for grades 5 - 12 will need to be certified as teachers for admission in most cases. Many programs also require at least an undergraduate minor in mathematics for admission to the program. M.A. in Mathematics Education programs generally take two to three years to complete, depending on whether the student is attending classes on a full-time or part time basis. Students can expect to complete a challenging curriculum focused on a number of issues related to teaching mathematics at the upper elementary, middle, and high school levels. M.A. in Mathematics Education Programs for 5 – 12 will prepare teachers to complete certification in their state or region for specialized mathematics education, as well as for a host of other jobs, including work in school districts developing mathematics programs, as professional development mathematics specialists, or in teacher training at colleges and universities.
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