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  • MS in Mathematics Learning and Teaching


    Drexel University’s accredited online Master’s of Science in Mathematics Learning and Teaching represents a highly evolved synthesis of research-based practices designed to equip teachers with techniques to help you reason through mathematical challenges with an analytical multiple-solution approach.

    The program provides you with the disposition, skills and breadth of expertise needed to implement problem-based and technology-intensive instruction that is student-centered. Ideal for teachers interested in further study and earning positions in cutting-edge mathematics learning and teaching, this program also equips you with leadership skills that will enable you to advocate better educational practices in your home school and district. 

    We also offer a Certificate of Graduate Study in Mathematics Learning and Teaching which consists of five 3-credit courses that prepares teachers for further study and development in exceptional mathematics teaching and learning. 

    Online Open House

    Join us on Wednesday, January 31st from 3-4 p.m. or 4-5 p.m. EST to learn more about our online Education programs and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Education Core Courses 
    EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
    EDUC 524Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
    EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
    Mathematics Education Core Courses 
    MTED 501Proportional and Algebraic Reasoning3.0
    MTED 502Geometry & Spatial Reasoning3.0
    MTED 503Data Analysis and Probabalistic & Statistical Reasoning3.0
    MTED 511Functions through the Curriculum3.0
    MTED 601Diagnosing Student Mathematical Thinking3.0
    MTED 611Virtual Field Experience I - Online Mentoring1.5
    MTED 612Virtual Field Experience II - Online Mentoring1.5
    MTED 621Collaborative Instructional Design & Analysis I3.0
    MTED 622Collaborative Instructional Design & Analysis II3.0
    MTED 651Problem Solving Strategies3.0
    MTED 690Current Research in Mathematics Learning & Teaching3.0
    Total Credits45.0

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    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
      • Provisional admission may be granted with a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99
    • Current teacher certification at the middle or high school level
      • Private or charter school teachers without certification can contact the program director for further evaluation, or pursue other master's degree programs and take MLT courses as electives/content courses.
    • Completion of at least two semesters (or three quarters) of university calculus and at least one university mathematics course beyond university calculus
      • This additional course must be offered by the mathematics department and cannot include courses on the Fundamentals of Mathematics, College Algebra, or Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers
      • Exceptions to this requirement will be considered on an individual basis by the program director or the program admissions committee
    • You must have the ability to be videotaped teaching students during the second year of the program

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • Personal Essay
    • Current Resume
    • Proof of certification for teaching at the middle or high school level
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit)

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • All students must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2017

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

    Apply today for the MS in Mathematics Learning and Teaching

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