Department of Mathematics

West Chester University

Mathematics Information
Office: Room 101
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2440
Fax (610) 738-0578
Email: Department Chair


Master of Arts in Mathematics (Mathematics Education Option)

The mathematics education option is directed to teachers of mathematics who wish to strengthen their background in mathematics and mathematics education; in addition, it provides the foundation for doctoral programs in mathematics education.

Admission to the M.A. Program

In addition to meeting the basic admission requirement of the University, applicants must have a bachelor's degree with a mathematics major. Applicants must schedule an interview with the graduate coordinator prior to enrollment. Deficiencies, as determined by the graduate coordinator, may be removed by successfully completing appropriate course(s). Applicants must submit scores for the general section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Requirements for the M.A. Degree

Mathematics Education Option (33 semester hours)

One three-credit course in each (12 semester hours):
MTE 507, 508, 512, 604

One three-credit course in each (15 semester hours):
MAT 515, 521, 532, 545, and STA 505

Two three-credit electives (6 semester hours):
One to be a continuation of real analysis, algebra, or geometry.
One to be chosen from:
MAT 503, 514, 516, 533, 546, 570, 575, or STA 506

(Elective courses to be scheduled in advance on a rotating basis.)

For more information about teacher certification please visit the College of Education (COE) website.