The Mathematics option provides a solid background in basic graduate-level mathematics. It prepares students for advanced graduate study, post-secondary teaching, or work in industry or government. Our graduates have been very successful in obtaining teaching jobs at community colleges or by following our program with a Ph.D. Elective courses allow specialized study in areas such as pure mathematics, applied mathematics and computer sciences.
The M.A. in Mathematics Education, a predominantly summer program, is designed to strengthen the professional preparation of today's teachers. Two options are offered for this degree--one is at the secondary level and the other at the elementary/middle level. Many graduates of the program continue to teach, while others have become curriculum coordinators or mathematics supervisors. Students can tailor the program to teach dual-credit or AP courses.
- Mathematics (Elementary/Middle School Mathematics Education Option)
- Mathematics (Secondary Mathematics Education Option)
To be admitted to the program, you must be admitted to The Graduate School first. Apply online here.
Assistantships are available for the M.A. program in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Graduate Assistants in the Mathematics M.A. program teach one course each semester which is usually Intermediate Algebra or College algebra. This teaching experience is beneficial and valuable for strengthening one's resume for either obtaining a teaching job or for progressing onto a Ph.D. program. The M.A. Mathematics Education option is a predominantly summer program with summer assistantships available. Please apply online at http://www.eiu.edu/graduate/assistantships/assistantships.php.