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Master of Arts in Education With Major in Mathematics

The purpose of the M.A.E. in Mathematics is to enhance the mathematical knowledge and teaching techniques of middle and secondary mathematics teachers. The program is designed for individuals who currently hold a teaching certificate, but a certificate is not required for admission. Courses associated with this program do not require that the participant have an undergraduate major in mathematics. However, participants are required to have the mathematics background and maturity gained from at least twelve semester credit hours of mathematics at the undergraduate level, including at least eight semester credit hours in calculus.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed graduate application form along with appropriate non-refundable application fee returned to The Citadel Graduate College (CGC), Bond Hall room 101.
  2. An official transcript of the baccalaureate degree and all other undergraduate or graduate work from accredited colleges and universities. Applicants are expected to have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants with less than a 2.5 GPA may appeal to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and their application will be reviewed by the Program Director and the Department Head. The department recommendation will be forwarded to the Dean of Science and Mathematics for final action.
  3. An official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogy Test (MAT). The minimum combined score for the GRE on the verbal and quantitative sections of the general test is 290. The minimum score for the MAT is a raw score of 396.
  4. Completion of a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of mathematics at the undergraduate level, including at least 8 semester credit hours in calculus.

Degree Requirements

The degree requires a minimum of 33 semester hours, at least 21 of which must be in mathematics and at least 9 of which must be in education.

Required Mathematics Courses:
  • MATH 518 Technology in Mathematics Classrooms (3)
  • MATH 542 Probability and Statistics (3)
  • MATH 553 Calculus from an Advanced Standpoint (3)
Required Education Courses:
  • Humanistic Orientation (one course) (3)
        EDUC 500     Foundations of American Education
        EDUC 522     Critical Education Issues in Multicultural Society
  • Behavioral Science Foundation (3)
        EDUC 536     Educational Psychology
  • Research (3)
        EDUC 512     Data Collection and Analysis

An additional 15 semester hours of electives are required, at least 12 of which must be in mathematics. The remaining 3 hours of electives may be in either mathematics or education. MATH 501, 509, 517, and 541 are excluded as electives. CSCI 562 and 563 may be counted.


To apply for the program contact The Citadel Graduate College in Bond Hall on The Citadel campus (843-953-5089), or on the Web at

For more information about the program or admission requirements, contact Dr. John I. Moore, Jr., Department Head (phone: 843-953-5048, e-mail:, or Mr. Stephen D. Cotter, Program Director (phone: 843-953-5035, e-mail: