Mathematics: Mathematics Education Concentration, M.S.

Mathematics: Mathematics Education Concentration, M.S.
33 credit hours
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Earn Your Master of Science in Mathematics Degree Online With a Concentration in Mathematics Education

Are you a secondary math teacher seeking to refine your craft and boost your teaching career?

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s online Master of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematics Education degree is tailored for secondary school educators. Our program also welcomes mathematics teachers seeking the necessary preparation to teach mathematics in post-secondary settings such as community colleges.

With our concentration in mathematics education, over the course of a (typically) two-year rotation cycle, you will:

  • Master graduate-level math content
  • Explore learning theory and research
  • Delve into contemporary teaching methods

By the end of the program, you will demonstrate that you have attained the program goals in a two-part oral presentation. First, you will answer questions from faculty focused on the math content courses. Second, you may choose to present a research-based project or develop a comprehensive portfolio.

Master of Science in Mathematics, Concentration in Mathematics Education Program Admissions Requirements

Students wanting to enroll in our M.S. in Mathematics degree must have successfully completed the following classes:

  • Advanced Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations

See full details of the program prerequisites in the Admissions tab.

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UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies
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Related Programs

» M.Ed. in Elementary Education
» M.A.T. in Middle Grades and Secondary Education
» M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction


Application Deadlines:

  • August 1 (fall)
  • December 1 (spring)
  • May 1 (Summer first half term)

Admissions & Requirements:

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor.
  • All previous work beyond high school documenting an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale).
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all academic coursework beyond high school.
  • Three recommendations from professionals who are able to judge the quality of the applicant as a future student in this program. Applicants will provide reference contact names and email addresses through the application portal.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Twenty-seven hours of undergraduate coursework in Mathematics beyond the freshman level, or evidence of equivalent academic preparation.
  • Possession of a North Carolina “A” teacher’s license or the equivalent from another state is preferred.
  • Two years of full-time experience teaching mathematics in a secondary school or other acceptable teaching experience.
    • Please try to mention this experience within your personal statement.

Please see course listings through our Course Catalog.

Candidates for the M.S. in Mathematics with Concentration in Mathematics Education degree must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of graduate coursework or the equivalent. Of these, 18 credit hours must be in courses numbered 6000 or above. Programs of study beyond these 33 credit hours may be required to remove deficiencies in undergraduate programs or to develop areas of need, interest, or desired experience.

Core Courses (15 Hours)

  • MATH 5109 - History of Mathematical Thought (3)
  • MATH 6101 - Foundations of Mathematics (3)
  • MATH 6102 - Real Analysis for Mathematics Teachers (3)
  • MATH 6118 - Non-Euclidean Geometry (3)
  • MATH or STAT 6108 - Probability and Statistics for Mathematics Teachers (3)

Mathematical Foundations and Algebra Courses (6 credit hours)

Select two of the following

  • MATH 5161 - Number Theory (3)
  • MATH 6106 - Modern Algebra for Mathematics Teachers (3)
  • MATH 6107 - Linear Algebra for Mathematics Teachers (3)

Mathematics Education Courses (9 credit hours)

  • MAED 6122 - Theoretical Foundations of Learning Mathematics (3)
  • MAED 6123 - Research in Mathematics Education (3)
  • MAED 6124 - Issues in the Teaching of School Mathematics (3)

Professional Education Course (3 credit hours)

  • MDSK 6260 - Teacher Leadership (3)

Each student must complete a Basic Portfolio consisting of documents and artifacts that provide evidence of the student’s professional growth during the program as well as a comprehensive examination.

For more information, please visit the Graduate Programs web page.


*Rates are subject to change* 


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour


  • $1,098.21 per credit hour

Find more information regarding tuition and fees here ».


What Can You Do With Your M.S. in Mathematics Degree With a Concentration in Mathematics Education?

UNC Charlotte alumni who completed the Master of Science in Mathematics, concentration in Mathematics Education are found working in educational organizations such as:

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • South Piedmont Community College
  • University of Kentucky
  • York Technical College

Our program graduates hold job titles such as:

  • Mathematics teacher
  • Mathematics instructor
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Lecturer
  • Course facilitator

Solid salary expectations

Lightcast, a global leader in labor market analytics research, collects job and salary data from UNC Charlotte graduates. Lightcast surveyed alumni of the M.S. in Mathematics, concentration in Mathematics Education and found their estimated average annual salary to be $68,200.

Why UNC Charlotte?

Why Earn Your Master of Science in Mathematics With a Concentration in Mathematics Education Online From UNC Charlotte?

By choosing UNC Charlotte’s online M.S. in Mathematics degree with a concentration in Mathematics Education, you will enjoy a number of advantages, including:

  • Earn your online master’s in mathematics degree in just two years (six semesters) part time. Our degree program consists of 21 credits of graduate mathematics content, nine credits of mathematics education courses and a three-credit professional education course. Students typically complete the program part time in as little as six semesters (two years).
  • Enjoy the flexibility you need. You may take the program courses in any sequence that suits your learning style, based on when each course is offered. Most courses in the program require some synchronous activity, meaning your online classes meet at set times that are generally convenient for most students.
  • Learn from faculty experts. In the Department of Mathematics and Statistics you will learn from distinguished professors like Dr. Allison McCulloch. She teaches mathematics education and mathematics courses for prospective and practicing teachers. Her current research focuses on understanding students’ mathematical understandings in technology-mediated learning environments and preparing prospective and practicing teachers to incorporate technology in instruction in mathematically meaningful and equitable ways.