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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Mathematics (Grades 5–8) - MS in Education


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For elementary and middle school educators interested in focusing on mathematics, this specialization can increase their knowledge and comprehension of mathematics skills and theories. Educators study strategies that address the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and analyze real-world applications used to improve student achievement in mathematics. Coursework highlights key lessons covered in middle school mathematics programs, including number systems and operations; geometric thinking and measurement; functions and equations; and data, probability, and statistical reasoning.

Each course is 8 weeks in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester. The specialization is offered in a prescribed online sequence.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

  1. Utilize a variety of manipulative materials, calculators, and other emerging technological resources in the classroom to incorporate the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice into their teaching.
  2. Apply strategies to help students diagnose misconceptions, solve problems successfully, and develop mathematical habits of mind.

Degree Requirements


  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (15 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum


Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification


This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification, or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure. 

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.