Mathematics Education EdM

Master of Education


Both the Ed.M. and M.S. programs require 60 credits and involve extensive preparation in mathematics education. For the M.S. degree there is greater emphasis on preparation in mathematics content. In the Ed.M. degree there is greater emphasis on preparation in professional education.

Students may also gain Professional Certification with either the Ed.M. or M.S. degrees.

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Admissions Information

Displaying requirements for the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024 terms.

Master of Education

  • Points/Credits: 60
  • Entry Terms: Spring, Summer, Fall

Application Deadlines

Entry Term AvailablePriority DeadlinesFinal DeadlinesExtended Deadlines
SpringNovember 15, 2023November 15, 2023N/A
SummerJanuary 15, 2024June 1, 2024N/A
FallJanuary 15, 2024July 1, 2024N/A

For details about rolling deadlines, visit our admission deadlines page.

Select programs remain open beyond our standard application deadlines, such as those with an extended deadline or those that are rolling (open until June or July). If your program is rolling or has an extended deadline indicated above, applications are reviewed as they are received and on a space-available basis. We recommend you complete your application as soon as possible as these programs can close earlier if full capacity has been met.

Application Requirements

 Requirement
 Online Degree Application, including Statement of Purpose and Resume
 Transcripts and/or Course-by-Course Evaluations for all Undergraduate/Graduate Coursework Completed
 Results from an accepted English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)
 $75 Application Fee
 Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

Mathematics education students seeking Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Education degrees are expected to have completed at least 24 credits of undergraduate mathematics.

Requirements from the TC Catalog (AY 2023-2024)

Displaying catalog information for the Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 terms.

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Master of Education

Typically, the program of studies for the Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree should include 42 points in courses in mathematics and mathematics education within the minimum requirement of 60 points. Preparation in mathematics content should be of sufficient depth to provide leadership to elementary and secondary school teachers. Content courses may be selected from courses offered by the department or from courses offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University. Students interested in developing research competencies for further graduate study should elect at least 6 points in statistics. HUDM 4122, Probability and statistical inference, and HUDM 5123, Linear models and experimental design, are recommended.

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