The M.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education program has 2 tracks:

  • Leadership Track is designed for current educators interested in enhancing their role as a math leader in their school, district, and statewide
  • Initial Licensure Track is designed for those with a strong mathematics background who would like to become middle or secondary mathematics teachers and obtain their 300S endorsement


  • This new program is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding of mathematics leadership and for those who wish to become classroom math teachers at the secondary level
  • It’s delivered in convenient blended format: 70% online / 30% face-to-face
  • The program requires 33 graduate credit hours, including 21 credit hours from the Core Curriculum
  • It emphasizes school improvement knowledge and skills grounded in action research

We Use a Blended Approach: In-Person and Online

Program delivery is a blended format. This means approximately 30% of the program will be delivered through face-to-face instruction and 70% will be delivered online. Typically, the 30% face-to-face instruction takes place over the course of 3 Saturday classes. Our graduates have consistently told us that this is the best of both worlds: the convenience of online education with the ability to make connections and expand your professional network through face -to-face interaction.

The University of Maine at Farmington is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Core Curriculum (21 credits)

  • EDU 524  Advanced Math Methods (for K-8) OR EDU 561 Methods for Middle/Secondary Mathematics Education (7-12)
  • EDU 529  Mathematics Leadership in K-12 Settings: Understanding and Implementing Maine’s State Standards
  • EDU 582  Research Methods in Education

Plus credits in Mathematics Education Content

  • EMA 500  Number, Operations, Algebra, & Functions PK-12
  • EMA 501  Geometry & Measurement PK-12
  • EMA 502  Data Analysis, Statistics, & Probability PK-12

Capstone Research Course

Leadership Track (12 credits)

  • EDU 532 Mathematics Leadership K-12
  • EDU 525 Developing Formative Assessment Practices in the Mathematics Classroom

Math Coaching Specialization
EDU 594  Designing a K-8 Math Coaching Practice
EDU 596  Refining a K-8 Math Coaching Practice

Math Intervention Specialization
EDU 527  Using Data for Teaching and Learning in Support for All Students in Mathematics
EDU 528  Leading the RTI Process in Mathematics

Initial Licensure Track (12 credits)

  • SED 561 Teaching Individuals with Exceptionalities in the General 7-12 Classroom
  • EDU 531  Mathematics Pedagogical Knowledge: Effective Instructional Practices for Teaching Maine’s State Standards
  • Student Teaching / Internship (6 credits)

To see course descriptions please review the Graduate Catalog.

Application Info

Contact Us

Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel 207-778-7502
fax 207-778-8134
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711

Mailing address:
Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938