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Mathematics Education Admission Requirements

The master's program in Mathematics Education welcomes both current teachers and career-changers, regardless of whether or not they were mathematics majors as undergraduates. To be eligible for admission, applicants need only hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants who were not undergraduate mathematics majors or minors or math education majors should contact the graduate program director Yevgenia Kashina ( to discuss how they can best prepare for the program.

Before enrolling in Mathematics Education courses, students must first demonstrate proficiency in Precalculus. This can be done either by scoring sufficiently high on the mathematics placement exam or by having earned a grade of B or higher in at least two Calculus classes.

Application Instructions

Submit an online application and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended.

Detailed application instructions are posted on the CSH Graduate Admissions page.

English Proficiency

Students educated outside the United States must present proof of English proficiency. For full admission, the Mathematics Education program requires a minimum TOEFL score of 96 on the TOEFL iBT, 243 on the computer-based test, or 590 on the paper-based test. A minimum of 7.5 on the IELTS may be submitted for this requirement.

If you are uncertain about your mathematics background, you are welcome to take a mathematics diagnostic test.

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If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the CSH Graduate Admission office at (773) 325-7315 or