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Introduction 

The Master of Arts in Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics program at Northeastern Illinois University is designed for teachers who wish to improve their level of competence in mathematics or wish to serve as Elementary or Middle School Mathematics Specialists, Coordinators of Elementary or Middle School Mathematics Programs, or Teachers of Elementary or Middle School Mathematics.

The graduate program is mathematics-content oriented with a focus on content-specific pedagogy, mathematics teaching in diverse settings, and current Illinois educator and student standards. Students study elementary and middle school mathematics content from an advanced perspective, exploring the underlying concepts with the goal of improving their teaching of elementary and middle school mathematics. Successful completion of the program leads to a middle school mathematics endorsement.

To complete the degree, students must complete 30 hours of coursework at the 400-level. The degree requirements also include a portfolio and exit exam. Students may complete the program in two years by enrolling in two courses during each of the Fall and Spring semesters and two courses in the intervening summer. Admission preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience. 

Program Benefits 

Graduates of the M.A. in Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics program will improve their level of competence in mathematics.

Career Options 

Graduates of the master's program would be prepared to serve as Elementary or Middle School Mathematics Specialists, Coordinators of Elementary or Middle School Mathematics Programs, or Teachers of Elementary or Middle School Mathematics.

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the master's degree in Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics, and the courses toward the degree.

Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics, M.A.

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Mathematics at (773) 442-5760.

Mathematics Department Homepage

About Northeastern 

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