Buffalo State

Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

Mathematics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Master of Science in Education Program

Program Code: MSED-NS

Major Code: MTS

HEGIS 1701.01

Mathematics Department

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited,

Hongliang Xu, Chair

Bishop Hall 317, (716) 878-5621


Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog.  Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

This program is designed to develop, enhance, and extend the content knowledge and professional competencies of secondary mathematics teachers.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in all undergraduate mathematics courses.
  2. Completion of at least 18 credit hours beyond calculus, including one semester of linear algebra or abstract algebra, one semester of geometry, and at least one semester of analysis, discrete mathematics, calculus-based probability, or calculus-based statistics. Those with minor deficiencies may enter the premajor program with written permission from the Mathematics Department chair; a copy of this statement will be filed in the Mathematics Department Office and the Graduate School.
  3. Acceptance as a graduate student by the department chair and the Graduate School dean.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Program Requirements

Mathematics Courses

12-15 cr

Select from the following:

MAT 501

Mathematics for Teachers: Algebra

MAT 521

Mathematics for Teachers: Geometry

MAT 581

Mathematics for Teachers: Probability and Statistics

MAT 601*

Topics in Modern Algebra

MAT 603

Theory of Matrices

MAT 611*

Topics in Real Analysis

MAT 620

Modern Geometry: Selected Topics

MAT 631

Foundations of Mathematics

MAT 651

Theory of Numbers

MAT 670

Discrete Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science

MAT 681

Intermediate Probability

MAT 683

Statistical Theory

MAT 696

History of Mathematics

MAT 699

Selected Advanced Topics

MAT 701

Modern Algebra I

MAT 711

Analysis I

*Required if not part of student’s undergraduate program

Mathematics Education Courses

6-9 cr

Select from the following:

MED 601

Seminar in the Teaching of Mathematics

MED 602

Mathematics for the Secondary School Teacher: Selected Topics (3-9)

MED 604

Teaching of Geometric Concepts

MED 605

Teaching of Algebraic Concepts

MED 606

Logo and Mathematics Learning

MED 607

Technology in Mathematics Education

MED 683

Problem Solving and Problem Posing

Curriculum and Research Courses

6 cr

MED 595

Research Methods and Techniques in Mathematics Education

MED 600

Contemporary Mathematics Curriculum Development

Master’s Project or Master’s Thesis

3-6 cr

Select one option:

MED 690

Master’s Project

MED 795

Master's Thesis in Mathematics Education (3-6)

Total Required Credit Hours

30 cr

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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Business and Marketing Education (M.S.Ed.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (M.S.Ed.)

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Chemistry Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.Ed.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Education (Birth–Grade 6; M.S.Ed.)

Creative Studies (M.S.)

Creativity and Change Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Earth Science Education (7-12), M.S.Ed.


Educational Technology (M.S.Ed.)

Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building

Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building & District

English (M.A.)

English Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

English Education (7–12; PTCP)

Foreign Language Education (1-6 Extension; 7-12) (M.S.Ed.)

Forensic Science (M.S.)

French Education (7–12; PTCP)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.A.)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.S.)

Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (M.S.)

History (M.A.)

Human Resource Development (Graduate Certificate)

Industrial Technology (M.S.)

Literacy Specialist (Birth Through Grade 12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12; 5–6 Extension; PTCP)

Multidisciplinary Studies (M.A. and M.S.)

Museum Studies (M.A.)

Museum Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Music Education (M.M.)

Physics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Physics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed. with Alternative Certification)

Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics (M.S.)

Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management (M.P.A.)

Public Management (Graduate Certificate)

Public Relations M.S.

Science Education (M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7-12; 5-6 Extension; PTCP)

Spanish Education (7-12; PTCP)

Special Education

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.Ed.)

Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Technology Education (M.S.Ed.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

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Course Descriptions

ACM - Applied & Computational Mathematics

ADE - Adult Education

AED - Art Education

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BUS - Business

BXE - Bilingual Exceptional Education

CHE - Chemistry

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNS - Art Conservation

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - Creative Studies

CTE - Career and Technical Education

DAN - Dance

DED - Distributive Education

DES - Design

ECO - Economics

ECS - Elementary Education

EDL - Educational Leadership

EDU - Elementary Education

EDT - Educational Technology

ENG - English

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English as a Second Language

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

GEG - Geography

GES - Geology

GLC - Great Lakes Center

HEA - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

INT - Industrial Technology

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

OEC - Occupational Education

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSM - Professional Science and Mathematics

PSY - Psychology

SCI - Science

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

THA - Theater Arts

UED - Urban Education


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