Math Education Content Area Studies

The math education content area studies concentration is a 36-hour fully online program designed for:

  • Licensed secondary mathematics teachers
  • Students with an undergraduate degree in a mathematics education licensure program
  • Prospective college/university mathematics instructors

Our program enhances secondary mathematics teachers’ knowledge for teaching while providing the mathematical content preparation required for teaching at a two-or four-year college.  Contact Dr. Darryl Corey with specific questions about this concentration.

Common Core (12 Hours)

  • EDET 620 - Educational Technology: Applications, Applied Research and Integration
  • EDEF 606 - Educational Research
  • EDEF 607 - Educational Foundations
  • EDUC 670 - Multicultural Perspectives

Math Courses (18 Hours)

  • MATH 600 - Foundations of the Number System
  • MATH 623 - Algebraic Reasoning and Mathematical Structures
  • MATH 630 - Algebra and Functions
  • MATH 635 - Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • MATH 641 - Mathematical Analysis and Modeling
  • STAT 644 - Applied Statistics

Math Education Courses

  • MATH/EDUC 620 - Issues of Equity and Diversity in Mathematics Education
  • MATH/EDUC 650 - Graduate Seminar: Theory and Practice in Mathematics Education

Additional Requirements

Masters Project (MATH/EDUC 650 course includes a final project that students must complete during their final semester in the program. Students may take this course in other semesters without completing the project.) Comprehensive examinations (oral and written product).

Mathematics Certificate Program

The mathematics education certificate program (PDF) consists of six fully online courses (18 semester hours) providing professional development for licensed high school mathematics teachers across the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics content strands. Those who complete the program receive Radford University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics Education. The certificate check sheet lists the courses included in this program.

Required Courses
 
  • MATH 600 - Foundations of the Number System
  • MATH 623 - Algebraic Reasoning and Mathematical Structures
  • MATH 630 - Algebra and Functions
  • MATH 635 - Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • MATH 641 - Mathematical Analysis and Modeling
  • STAT 644 - Applied Statistics
Secondary Mathematics Professional Development Center
 
The Secondary Mathematics Professional Development Center at Radford University is supported by funding from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) through the Mathematics and Science Partnership grant program (MSP). 

Currently (2015-2018), we are in our seventh-ninth year of grant funding from the VDOE. Partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Longwood University, NASA Langley Research Center (NASA), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT), and 27 Virginia school divisions, we provide top-quality online professional development which enables high school mathematics teachers to improve their mathematics content knowledge, pedagogy content knowledge, and assessment skills. 

The grant provides high school mathematics teachers in partnering districts with tuition and supplies for graduate-level coursework at Radford University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Longwood University, as well as travel and housing for a NASA summer institute and virtual summer professional development with VT engineers.