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M.S. in Mathematics Learning and Teaching

Long known as a leader in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, Drexel University expanded its presence in mathematics education by becoming the home of The Math Forum, the leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication, in 1992. The Math Forum is an online community where teachers, mathematicians, researchers, students, and parents use the power of the web to learn math and improve mathematics learning and teaching.

The M.S. in Mathematics Learning and Teaching was developed with the same philosophy and vision that guides the Math Forum: “People Learning and Teaching Mathematics Together.”

The graduate program and the Math Forum boast a staff of experienced teachers, teacher educators, mathematicians and longtime school administrators with hundreds of combined years of experience in mathematics education. 

The M.S. in Mathematics Learning and Teaching program specifically focuses on:

  • Developing Mathematics Content Experience and Expertise
    The M.S. in Mathematics Learning and Teaching provides opportunities to think deeply about middle and secondary math content: organizing, extending, and generalizing it with an emphasis on developmental trajectories.
  • Analysis of Student Thinking
    The majority of the second year of the program focuses on using student thinking as a resource for instructional decision making, developing activity, technology-oriented lessons, and “action research” projects.