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Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education

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Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education
Complete Coursework: as few as 24 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $14,616

The Barry University Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education online program is designed for P-12 teachers aspiring to add mathematics pedagogy and current theoretical knowledge into their instructional practices.

This specialization gives you a comprehensive understanding of how to develop curriculum using educational theory and student evaluation. Graduates will be able to apply the content standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in the areas of number & operations, algebra, data analysis & probability, geometry, and measurement.

This program prepares you to work with, improve, and create curriculum for P-12 students. It features rigorous coursework with an emphasis on the basic principles of curriculum development, major research designs and the collection and analysis of data. You will study historical and current trends in educational advances and their impact on public and private schools from an instructional leadership perspective. Core curriculum highlights the impact of social, political, psychological, and economic factors in a child’s education and the planning, design, developmental processes and approaches of curriculum development.

Barry’s highly engaged online faculty have real-world experience, with most holding a PhD or the highest degree available in their area of expertise. We welcome diverse thought and encourage students to leave their mark and influence change.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Advocate for appropriate assessment practices to inform instruction and enhance student learning
  • Teach mathematics using ESOL strategies and standards of NCTM
  • Apply knowledge gained through field experiences and collaboration in which community-based service learning concepts are put into action
  • Understand statewide accountability systems and the interrelationships among Florida PK-12 standards and teacher quality*

*This program does not lead to licensure.

Courses

Earn the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education online by completing 12 courses for a total of 36 credits. Most courses are seven weeks in length. Two courses are 14 weeks in length.

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Admissions

To be considered for the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education online, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. A GRE is required for those with a GPA below 3.0. Potential students must submit two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose/personal essay.

To learn more about our MS in C&I – Early and Middle Childhood Education online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education online is $14,616. There is a $30 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Tuition is the same whether you live inside or outside Florida and can be paid by the course.

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Calendar

The accessible Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education online program features six convenient start dates per year. After selecting your desired start date, consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MS in C&I – Mathematics Education online, view calendar.

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Courses

For the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education online, the curriculum is comprised of 12 courses totaling 36 credits.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Through the study of the basic principles of curriculum development, educators and curriculum leaders are provided with knowledge, skills, and experiences to be actively involved in multiple facets of curriculum development, including planning, design, developmental processes and approaches, implementation, evaluation, and improvement/change. Development of curriculum will systemically address technology integration, evidenced-based practices, innovative and collaborative learning experiences, and the impact of social, political, psychological, and economic factors.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys historical and current trends in educational curriculum development and their impact on public and non-public schools from an instructional leadership perspective.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will prepare educators to be proficient in the application of a variety of instructional strategies. A study of pedagogical models will provide the foundation upon which educators can reflect upon best practices and meet the needs of diverse learners.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide the experienced teacher with a comprehensive perspective on the principles of mentoring and coaching. Class sessions will focus on providing awareness of the knowledge base related to mentoring, as well as a set of mentoring skills and various strategies for applying the functions and behaviors associated with effective mentoring. Individuals responsible for the planning and implementation of teacher induction and orientation programs will also benefit from this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The focus of this course is upon how assessment data is used to inform instruction and enhance student learning. Outcomes of student learning need to be connected to activism and advocacy for appropriate assessment practices. Consideration of assessment practices and instruments will be in light of students’ diverse needs and cultures and the communities within which they live and learn. Presents the basic principles of development, implementation, and assessment of students’ work in light of desired learner outcomes within the current sociopolitical context. Emphasis is given to differentiated assessment practices with a focus on problem-based standards-based systems. Discusses statewide accountability systems; the issues surrounding high-stakes assessment practices; and the interrelationships between statewide PK-12 standards, accountability, and teacher quality. Identifies appropriate assessment strategies for diverse needs and populations found within inclusionary educational settings.

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advances the concepts, ideas, and learning gained in curriculum and instruction. Serves as a capstone course which results in an applied action research project in classroom settings. Field Experience required. Prerequisite: Fully admitted to Barry University’s Graduate programs or teacher certification and completion of EDR 601 Methodology of Research.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course investigates the concept of number as it is aligned with the Number and Operations strand of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). It includes the following topics: number systems, numbers sets, infinity and zero, place value, meaning and models for operations, divisibility tests, factors, number theory, fractions, decimals, rations, percents, rational numbers, and proportional reasoning.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course investigates topics from data and measurement as they are aligned with the Data & Measurement strand of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The topics of discussion include basic measurement properties of length, area, perimeter, volume, weight, time, and temperature with their historical connections, realistic and relevant applications.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course investigates algebraic thinking as it is aligned with the Algebra Strand of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). It includes the following topics: patterns, functions, and algorithms; proportional reasoning, linear functions, and slopes; solving equations, non-linear functions, and algebraic structure; and analysis of change in various contexts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course investigates geometry as it is aligned with the Geometry Strand of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). It Includes the following topics: analyzing characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and developing mathematical arguments about geometric relationships; specifying locations and describing spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems; applying transformations and using symmetry to analyze mathematical situations; using visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course investigates topics from statistics and probability as they are aligned with the Data Analysis & Probability strand of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The topics of discussion Include collecting, organizing and displaying data, measures of center and spread, tree diagrams, independent and dependent events, combinations and permutations with their historical connections, realistic and relevant applications.

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Admissions

Let’s get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education online program.

MS in C&I – MATHEMATICS EDUCATION ONLINE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required. GRE waiver with 3.0 GPA on undergraduate transcript. If under 3.0, provisional admittance pending receipt of GRE/MAT. No minimum GRE/MAT score required.
  • Statement of purpose essay
  • No teaching certificate required

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33161

Or submit electronically via one of these services:

  • By email, sent directly from the institution to myapplicationdocs@barry.edu
  • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
  • Parchment Exchange
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • eScrip-Safe
  • JST System (military)

Have a question? Call us at 844-890-5951.

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Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education online program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees except the application fee are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit course Per Program
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education $406 $1,218 $14,616
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Calendar

The accessible Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Mathematics Education online program features six convenient start dates per year.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Spring A Term Jan. 14, 2019 Dec. 21, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 9, 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 March 4, 2019
Spring B Term* March 11, 2019 Feb. 25, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 6, 2019 March 7, 2019 May 4, 2019
Summer Term A May 13, 2019 April 30, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 8, 2019 June 29, 2019
Summer B Term* July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 26, 2019 Aug. 17, 2019
Fall A Term Aug. 26, 2019 Aug. 12, 2019 Aug. 19, 2019 Aug. 20, 2019 Aug. 22, 2019 Oct. 14, 2019
Fall B Term* Oct. 17, 2019 Oct. 4, 2019 Oct. 10, 2019 Oct. 11, 2019 Oct. 14, 2019 Dec. 7, 2019

*B Terms for MS Curriculum and Instruction – Early and Middle Childhood Education are non-financial aid starts.

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