The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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. 


  • Add value to students' education with the latest in research-based practices!
  • Earn higher pay!
  • Gain the flexibility to teach college, community college, and dual-credit courses!
  • Improve your teaching with a thoughtful blend of math content and pedagogy!


  • Learn alongside some of the best mathematics teachers in the lowcountry!
  • Make professional connections that can last a lifetime!



The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is proud to announce that students can now take all Graduate Mathematics courses virtually, interacting with the teacher and other students in real time, from the comfort of your own home! We now give you the flexibility to come to campus for the "on-ground" version of the class, meet with us "online," and even see a recorded version of any class you are unable to attend. 

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete the online graduate application along with the appropriate non-refundable application fee.
  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.

COURSES CONTINUALLY UPDATED! Available courses such as MATH 514 cover topics including assessment, engaging students in classroom discourse, supporting struggling learners, and fostering equity in the mathematics classroom. 

Required Mathematics Courses:

  • MATH 518 Technology in Mathematics Classrooms/MATH 618 (online) Mathematical Technology Resources for STEM Education (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 a 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. CSCI 563/663 (online) may be counted.


For more information about the program or admission requirements, please contact Dr. Richard Robinson, Program Director (phone: 843-953-9676, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Dr. Mei Chen, Department Head (phone: 843-953-7882, e-mail: 

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