Effective math instruction evolves from a learning community that is continually engaged in mathematical collaboration and communication. That’s the innovative premise of Drexel’s online master’s in Mathematics Learning and Teaching (MLT), a joint effort between the University’s top-ranked School of Education, a leading provider of online math and science instruction, and the award-winning Math Forum@Drexel, a comprehensive online resource renowned for mentoring, collaborating and advancing math. MLT’s one-of-a-kind graduate program combines the best of the Math Forum’s dynamic resources with an experiential, research-based curriculum centered on problem solving through communication and individualized instruction.
The MLT curriculum builds on leading-edge aspects of education and math in areas such as evaluation and diagnostic teaching, and offers electives that explore higher education and learning technologies. Using the Math Forum as an on-site learning laboratory, students are encouraged to make connections between theory and practice, and to challenge and defend their own math reasoning to solve issues effectively as teachers.
The curriculum also includes field experience, an essential part of the MLT program, which requires that all students have access to a teaching position in which they can apply their newfound math insights.
An academic advisor prepares a personal advisement plan for each student, helping to establish goals and plan the student’s course of study.
Students who work full-time and are unable to commit to the full degree often consider Drexel’s Certificate of Graduate Studies in Mathematics Learning and Teaching, which provides an opportunity for math teachers to enhance the quality of their math instruction.
The objective of the MLT program is to engage students in doing, thinking, and learning mathematics with colleagues and classmates in a problem-based, student-centered and technology-enhanced environment.
More information on the Master of Science in Mathematics Learning and Teaching is available on the Mathematics Learning and Teaching website.