M.Ed. or C.A.S. in Mathematics Education
National Louis University’s mathematics education graduate program helps PK-8 teachers enhance their math teaching skills so they can become teacher-leaders in their schools and districts.
Consider the master's in math education graduate program at NLU if you are:
- interested in becoming a K-8 math expert
- seeking a math teaching endorsement
- interested in working toward your middle school mathematics endorsement
- looking for an affordable graduate program that meets just one night per week in your local area
Why the Mathematics Education Graduate Program at NLU
NLU has a long-standing reputation for its education training programs and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Since 1886, we’ve trained thousands of educators and continue to graduate the majority of Illinois’ Golden Apple Award winners — one of the most prestigious teacher honors in the state.
Our faculty brings a wealth of practical experience and academic knowledge to the classroom, creating a unique depth to NLU’s master of education programs. With a reduced tuition, it’s an affordable way to get your master’s degree in math education.
What You Will Learn
- How to assist other teachers to teach mathematics conceptually
- How to provide appropriate experiences in mathematics for all students
- How to conduct a variety of staff development activities
- How to participate and contribute in school-wide decisions about the mathematics curriculum
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of elementary school teachers is expected to grow by 13 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Many school districts have difficulty hiring qualified teachers in subject areas such as mathematics and science,1 so teachers with master’s degrees in mathematics education should be in high demand, especially in inner cities and rural areas.
Master of Education (M.Ed.): The M.Ed. degree is designed for licensed professional teachers seeking advanced preparation for higher levels of professional competence in the classroom.
Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.): The C.A.S. is designed for those seeking to add a new career dimension to his or her current professional competencies. Applicants for the C.A.S. must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and, if required by the program, a valid teaching license.
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All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements as well as additional requirements specific to the Mathematics Education program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at www.nl.edu/applyonline.
Get more information today about enrolling in NLU’s mathematics education graduate program. Talk to your Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888.658.8632).
1 Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, www.bls.gov/oco/ocos066.htm#outlook
Please note: The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) may change the state licensure and endorsement requirements at any time and without prior notice. Teacher candidates will be bound by the requirements in place when applying for licensure, not by the licensure requirements in place when beginning their program. That is, the state may specify that a new regulation is immediately applicable to all candidates with no provisions made for candidates who began their work on licensure under different regulations.