Enhance your students’ understanding of math.

Help students in grades 1-8 learn mathematics with the online M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from Lesley University. Our program covers operations of arithmetic, number theory, algebra, geometry, and probability, as well as mathematics instruction. You’ll be able to connect and apply your advanced mathematics knowledge and apply it to classroom practice. And you’ll study in a convenient, fully online environment with experienced faculty and engaged peers.

This program may lead to professional licensure in Massachusetts, depending on the option selected, or it may prepare you to seek licensure in other states.

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  • Maintain your current work and personal schedule by studying online
  • Benefit from one-on-one academic advising


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Program of Study

2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalog

Course Type Credits
CMATH 6107 Constructing Mathematical Understanding: Number and Operations 3
CMATH 6108 Constructing Mathematical Understanding for Number Theory 3
CMATH 6109 Functions and Algebra I: Building Mathematical Understanding 3
CMATH 6111 Geometry and Measurement I: From Polygons to Pythagoras 3
CMATH 6113 Probability: The Mathematics of Uncertainty 3


This track is intended for master’s degree candidates interested in deepening their content knowledge in mathematics. Coursework focuses primarily on matters related to mathematics and mathematics instruction. This program option has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Professional Teaching Licensure in Elementary Education (1-6), Mathematics (1-6), or Mathematics (5-8) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Course Number Course Title
CMATH 6110 Functions and Algebra II: Broadening the Base
CMATH 6112 Geometry and Measurement: Circles, Symmetry, and Solids
CMATH 6114 Statistics and Data Analysis
CMATH 6115 Concepts and Calculus: Change and Infinity
EEDUC 6154 Meeting Diverse Needs in the Mathematics Classroom
EEDUC 7121 Assessment Issues in Mathematics: Summative and Formative


This track is intended for master’s degree candidates interested in deepening their teaching practice, applying advanced approaches to pedagogy and instruction to complement their content knowledge. Coursework and clinical practice focus primarily on elective teaching techniques. This program option may prepare you to seek licensure in Massachusetts or other states.

Course Number Course Title
EFTCH 6311 Introduction to Advanced Teaching Practices
EFTCH 6321 Assessment in Advanced Teaching Practices
EFTCH 6322 Sustaining a Culture of Learning
EFTCH 6323 Teaching for Learning Progressions
EFTCH 7744 Professional Seminar in Advanced Teaching Practices
EFTCH 6331 Clinical Practice I:
Assessment in Advanced Teaching Practices
EFTCH 6332 Clinical Practice II:
Sustaining a Culture of Learning
EFTCH 6333 Clinical Practice III:
Teaching for Learning Progressions

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Tuition is $610 per credit hour.

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Admission Requirements

You’ll need:
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

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