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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 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.

Free Self-Paced Review Course for Entering Students

Our expectation is that you will be prepared for the Calculus and Discrete Mathematics courses when you begin the program in the Autumn Quarter. To help you prepare for your Autumn courses, we offer a free (optional) self-paced review course for entering students during the summer. This non-credit course features both on-campus review sessions and a significant online component using adaptive learning software. The course should help students of all mathematical backgrounds to prepare for their upcoming coursework. The course should be of particular interest to career-changers and students who were not undergraduate mathematics majors.

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