Masters of Science in Mathematics Education (MSME)
The MSME is intended for those who teach mathematics, and
those who wish to teach mathematics. The program has two tracks,
one in middle school mathematics, and another in high school
mathematics. The programs include education requirements.
Unlike the M.Ed., the programs are based on mathematics content,
and the electives allow participants to take more mathematics
content courses than in the M.Ed. Applicants should
currently hold valid teaching certification or be working
towards teaching certification through another program.
Note: This degree is not a teaching certificate. The awarding of
this MSME degree does not carry certification to teach.
The requirements for the MSME are listed in the
Here are the steps to follow to be admitted
to the MSME program
- Apply to the university
- Apply for admission to graduate study by submitting a completed
Application for Graduate Program Admission, with the application fee,
to the Office of Admissions.
On that application, under "INTENDED
PLAN OF STUDY," check the box for Master
of Science in Math Education. The application is
- Have official transcripts sent to the Office
of Admissions from EVERY college and university
- If you are seeking in-state tuition, submit a
completed Residency/Domicile Information form to the
Office of Admissions.
That form is also available on the Office of Admissions' web site:
- Apply for admission to the MSME program
For admission to the MSME program also complete and
Application for Admission to
the MSME Program
- Two to three paragraphs outlining your reasons for
pursuing graduate study in
mathematics education, and a statement of your career
- Two recommendation forms, the form is
- A partially completed
checklist for your program of study (for
mathematics class offerings please
contact Dr. Jennifer Bergner at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Submit these MSME application materials to:
Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Graduate Studies
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
Wait to be contacted by the Department of Mathematics
and Computer Science at SU.
We will give you additional
information about the program and an advisor who will help
you plan your course of study.
Upon approaching completion of the MSME program, here are
some steps to follow:
Students admitted and matriculated into a graduate program must complete at
least one SU graduate course in each calendar year (including fall, winter,
spring, and summer terms) to maintain their admitted status. Students who
fail to meet that requirement and wish to re-enter the graduate program must
request to be reactivated through the Registrar's Office. Questions
regarding the reactivation process may be answered by calling the
Registrar's Office at 410-543-6150.
Go to Registrar Forms Page for Readmission
It is the responsibility of the individual graduate student to check with
his/her faculty advisor to make sure that all degree requirements have been
fulfilled and to make the necessary arrangements with the Office of the
Registrar for graduation.
- Each degree candidate must apply for his/her diploma.
Students now apply online in their
gull net self-service account. The application
must be completed not later than the end of
the drop/add period of the final semester before
graduation. If the student fails to
apply by this deadline, graduation may be
delayed one semester. Any student who finds it necessary to postpone graduation
must submit a new Application for Diploma through their gull
net self-service account.
If you have questions regarding
the MSME program, please contact the Graduate Office of the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science at 410-543-6140. You may also contact Dr.
Jennifer Bergner, the MSME Program Director, via e-mail at