Program Mission for the Master of Arts in Mathematics with Elementary/Middle School Education Option: The Option in Elementary/Middle School Mathematics Education, a predominantly summer program, strengthens the professional preparation of early childhood, elementary, and middle school teachers. The program is designed to prepare students for supervision of curriculum and instruction in elementary and middle school mathematics, for more advanced graduate study in the field, and for the role of a master teacher and curriculum specialists of mathematics in Pre-K-8.
Admission Requirements: To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs”). In addition, applicants must submit evidence of successful completion of accredited teacher education programs from Eastern Illinois University or other equally accredited institutions. Applicants must also possess a valid teaching certificate. Two years teaching experience is highly recommended. Note: This is not a certificate granting program. Those interested in earning an endorsement in middle level education should take MLE 5110 and MLE 5150.
Degree Audit: The graduate plan of study is the EIU Degree Audit, which is generated automatically in the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) at the time of degree or certificate candidacy. Modifications of the standard EIU Degree Audit are submitted by the graduate coordinator to the certification officer in the Graduate School at the time modifications are approved. The Degree Audit serves as an unofficial summary of requirements for the program. Degree and certificate candidates are advised to review the comprehensive summary of the Degree Audit process specified on the “Requirements for All Degree and Certificate Candidates” section of the Graduate Catalog. Individual programs may require candidates to submit plans of study in addition to the Degree Audit, candidates should consult with the program coordinator.