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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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.
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. Preparation in mathematics content should be of sufficient depth to provide leadership to elementary and secondary school teachers. Content courses can 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.