Mathematics Education

Master of Education

PSU’s MEd in Mathematics Education programs seek to raise students’ awareness of current thinking in the field of mathematics and education in general. The goals of the program are to have candidates deepen their own mathematical knowledge, broaden their teaching strategies and techniques, and expand their professional background by completing selected professional education offerings

The Master of Education (MEd) in Mathematics Education offers a flexible non-certification option as listed below or choose from two certification options:

  • Middle School 5-8 Mathematics Certification
  • Secondary School 7-12 Mathematics Certification

Note – Middle school teachers may select either certification concentration, as both are appropriate to the educational level.

Admissions Note: Coursework in each of the three fields of algebra, geometry, and probability statistics or show competency and recent involvement in each of those fields by having taken a course within the last six years from time of acceptance into the program is required.


Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Mathematics Education courses will be offered.

Curriculum Requirements

Mathematics Education Component – 16 credits

Learning Theory/Elective Component – 15 credits

ED 5060 Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development 3
ED 5140 Assessment Principles and Practices 3
ED 5030 Research Design 3
Choose 6 credits of electives with your advisor 6

Capstone Experience – 3-6 credits

ED 5950 Graduate Thesis 6
– OR –
ED 6900 Graduate Capstone Project 3

Total for MEd in Mathematics Education, Non-Certification – 34-37 credits minimum

Requirements for certification may change, subject to changes made by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE). Teacher candidates can find the latest NHDOE standards at

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