Mathematics Education

The Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education focuses on mathematics education as an area of study grounded in the critical examination of teaching practice, learning theories, and curriculum, and is supported by analyses of socio-cultural, equity, and gender issues in the teaching and learning of mathematics. It is designed to provide opportunities for graduate level study of theories and research in Mathematics Education, as well as enriched mathematical experiences, to practising teachers and administrators and to people in the community whose work involves developing mathematical literacies. The Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education is jointly offered by the Graduate Program in Education and the Graduate Program in Mathematics and Statistics.

The Graduate Diploma is offered in two ways:

  • Concurrent (Option A): The requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education are completed concurrently with a Master’s or Doctoral degree.
  • Direct-entry (Option B): The Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education can be completed as a stand-alone non-degree diploma.

Eligibility:

  • In order to be eligible to take the Diploma concurrently with a degree, candidates must first be admitted to the Graduate Program in Education.
  • In order to be eligible for the Direct Entry (stand-alone diploma), candidates must be admissible to the Graduate Program in Education.

More Information:

How to apply

To apply, follow the steps at http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate/steps-apply

Graduate Diplomas offer students the opportunity to explore a topic of interest in education. They can be taken concurrently with a Master of Education (MEd) or Doctorate (PhD), or taken as a stand-alone non-degree program. It can supplement the learning in a graduate degree program or provide individuals with knowledge in a subject area and the opportunity to develop academic skills in writing and research.

Structure of the Diploma

MEd with MRP

Degree + Diploma = 21 credits* + MRP including:
• 2 Diploma core courses (6.0)
• 2 courses from approved course list (6.0)
• Elective credits (9.0)
• MRP must address diploma topic

MEd with Thesis

Degree + Diploma = 15 Credits* + thesis including:
• 2 Diploma core courses (6.0)
• 2 courses from approved course list (6.0)
• Elective credits (3.0 credits)
• Thesis must address diploma topic

PhD with Dissertation

Degree + Diploma = 24 credits* + dissertation including:
• 2 Diploma core courses (6.0)
• 2 courses from approved course list (6.0)
• Elective credits (12.0)**
• Dissertation must address diploma topic

*Includes 1 extra course (3.0) beyond MEd or PhD degree requirements
**Includes Doctoral Seminar (EDUC 5100)

Direct Entry (Stand-Alone Diploma)

Diploma = 12 Credits including:
• 1 Diploma core courses (3.0)
• 4 courses (12.0) from approved course list

Approved Course List:

Core courses: Either EDUC 5840 3.0/MATH 5840 3.0: Mathematics Learning Environments OR EDUC 5841 3.0/MATH 5900 3.0: Thinking about Teaching Mathematics and Either EDUC 5210/MATH 5910 3.0: Quantitative Research Methods in Education OR EDUC 5200 3.0: Qualitative Research Methods in Education

GROUP 1

  • EDUC 5840 3.0/Mathematics & Statistics 5840 3.0: Mathematics Learning Environments
  • EDUC 5841 3.0/Mathematics & Statistics 5900 3.0: Thinking about Teaching Mathematics
  • EDUC 5215 3.0: Research in Mathematics Education
  • EDUC 5845 3.0: Mathematics and Science Understanding in Early Childhood
  • EDUC 5848 3.0: Technology and Mathematics Education
  • EDUC 5900 3.0: Directed Reading (related to mathematics education)
  • EDUC 5860 3.0: Issues in Digital Technology in EDUC

GROUP 2

  • MATH 5020 6.0/Education 5830 3.0: Fundamentals of Mathematics for Teachers
  • MATH 5100 6.0/Education 5831 6.0: Mathematical Literature Seminar for Teachers
  • MATH 5400 6.0/Education 5833 6.0: History of Mathematics for Teachers
  • MATH 5410 6.0/Education 5834 6.0: Analysis for Teachers
  • MATH 5420 6.0/Education 5836 6.0: Algebra for Teachers
  • MATH 5200 6.0/Education 5835 6.0: Problem Solving
  • MATH 5300 6.0/Education 5839 6.0: Computation in Mathematics for Teachers
  • MATH 5430 6.0/Education 5838 6.0: Statistics and Probability for Teachers
  • MATH 5450 6.0/Education 5837 6.0: Geometry for Teachers
  • MATH 5500 6.0/Education 5832 6.0: Topics in Mathematics for Teachers

Note: to enrol in any GROUP 2 Course:

  1. Students require permission of the instructor unless a) they have a degree in mathematics, or b) they are enrolled in the MA program in Mathematics for Teachers.
  2. It is strongly recommended that students have completed at least 12 university level credits (two full courses) in mathematics. For students without this background, the following two undergraduate half courses are suggested as preparation: MATH 2221 3.0: Linear Algebra with Applications I and MATH 2222 3.0: Linear Algebra with Applications II

For more information, contact the Graduate Program in Education gradprogram@edu.yorku.ca

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