The Department of Mathematics Education offers a program of graduate study that leads to a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics Education. Through the experiences this program offers, graduate students extend their own understanding of mathematics and deepen their understanding of learners' mathematical thinking. The department values close, detailed mentoring of each graduate student as an active member of the scholarly community - a community devoted to exploration and inquiry into the learning and teaching of mathematics. Our program emphasizes interactions with faculty (both in and out of the classroom) that (a) allow students to explore new mathematical understanding in both personal and social contexts; (b) immerse students deeply in exploration, inquiry, analysis and exposition; and (c) familiarize students with the ever-expanding body of research literature on learning and teaching mathematics and with prevailing research methodologies. The cumulative experiences of our program prepare graduates to enter top mathematics education doctoral programs, to take on important leadership roles in school mathematics education communities, and to return to classrooms better equipped to teach lessons that are informed by students' mathematical thinking.
Chair: Blake E. Peterson
Associate Chair: Keith R. Leatham
Graduate Coordinator: Daniel K. Siebert
The research interests and active projects of the mathematics education faculty touch all levels of mathematics learning and learners. Designed as "research internships in mathematics education," the MA program gives each graduate student opportunities to engage with faculty in one or more research settings.
See https://mathed.byu.edu/graduate/ma-overview-2/ for a more detailed description of the graduate program in mathematics education.
We see our graduate students as part of the department’s active research and teaching community. Thus most full-time graduate students receive support from our department in the form of teaching assistantships. This support includes (a) a stipend, for which the recipient performs teaching duties requiring 20 hours per week and (b) a tuition scholarship for program courses. Information on current levels of support is available from the department.