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M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

This program is offered to anyone who would like to earn Mathematics Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction) only. If you are interested in State of Virginia Licensure, applicants should apply for Mathematics Education Licensure program that lists all the licensure/endorsement requirements.

Campus: Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus, Instructions: Residential/On Campus

Program Overview

The Mathematics Education program at Virginia Tech unites faculty and students from the Mathematics Department and School of Education. Our research focuses on understanding how students learn mathematics, which informs curriculum design, teaching practices, and assessment instruments. We seek to establish equitable learning environments that take advantage of current research and technology. We believe that all teacher educators must be prepared to provide equity and access for all learners at all educational levels, kindergarten through doctoral studies

 

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Why choose this program?

This program is nationally accredited. Our math education faculty focus on preparing highly-qualified math teachers while engaging in innovative research on teaching and learning. With some members residing in the Department of Teaching & Learning and others in the Math Department, our faculty take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with additional Virginia Tech faculty members across the School of Education and the College of Science.

What You'll Study

The Mathematics Education (M.A.Ed.) Program includes coursework in mathematics pedagogy, mathematics, educational foundations, special education, and research methods.

Coursework will be determined based on students' interest in consultation with faculty advisor.

This degree program is offered at the Blacksburg campus. The Blacksburg campus offers students the full services of the university, including an extensive library, technology support, and the Graduate Life Center. 

  • Bachelor's degree with 3.00 GPA for regular admission status or 2.75 GPA for provisional status is required (last 60 hours of coursework). Undergraduate majors in mathematics, mathematics education, or mathematics-related fields. For students who have not completed a basic core of undergraduate mathematics courses, a limited amount of undergraduate coursework may be completed during the graduate program.
  • Three letters of reference.

Visit this page for more information on how to apply, including requirements, deadlines, and what you'll need in detail.

There is a discount for in-state K-12 teachers; use this application form in order to receive the reduced costs. Otherwise, as with on-campus students, we refer you to the VT Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information on financial assistance. Generally, distance learners may qualify for federal loans if they take 5 or more credit hours per semester.

Learn more about other available funding opportunities

Domestic and International Applicants
Spring:  October 15
Summer: February 15
Fall:  February 15
State of Virginia Licensure Applicants
This program is offered to anyone who would like to earn Mathematics Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction) only. If you are interested in State of Virginia Licensure, applicants should apply for Mathematics Education Licensure program that lists all the licensure/endorsement requirements.

Jay Wilkins
Program Leader
Public Safety Building, Suite 201 (0313)
330 Sterrett Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-8326
wilkins@vt.edu

Questions?

Jay Wilkins
Program Leader
Public Safety Building, Suite 201 (0313)
330 Sterrett Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-8326
wilkins@vt.edu

Faculty, School of Education

Faculty, Department of Mathematics