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Drexel University's launches an online M.S. in Mathematics Learning and Teaching, a research-based best practices degree program.

Drexel University Online, a pioneer in Internet-based education programs, has launched the Master of Science in Mathematics Learning and Teaching, math education degree program.

The new online Master's in Mathematics Learning and Teaching program offers students a highly evolved synthesis of research-based best practices and collaboration between the School of Education's leaders in the field of mathematics education and the Award-Winning Math Forum @ Drexel. Students in this program will gain the skills and expertise needed to implement problem-based, student-centered, technology-intensive instruction.

The Master of Science in Mathematics Learning and Teaching is a 45-credit math education degree program that offers an opportunity to achieve a Drexel University Certificate in Graduate Study in Mathematics Learning and Teaching (CGS). The certificate consists of five 3-credit courses preparing teachers for further study and development in cutting-edge mathematics education in learning and teaching. CGS students take courses alongside graduate students, and are encouraged to matriculate into the master's program.

Similar to Drexel's other online degree programs, this fully-accredited online master's degree in mathematics learning and teaching is offered entirely online, and is intended for working professionals. Students will have 24/7 online access to class materials, group discussion, instructor feedback and exams.

"We're very proud to offer our students the outstanding Drexel curriculum within this convenient online format. All of our online programs, including our Master of Science in Mathematics Learning and Teaching, are taught by the same world-renowned faculty as our on-campus courses," said Dr. Kenneth Hartman, academic director for Drexel University Online.

Applications for Drexel's online Master of Science in Mathematics Learning and Teaching are being accepted for fall and winter terms. For more information about this program, visit Drexel's online degree website, e-mail, or call (877) 215-0009. For more information regarding the Math Forum @ Drexel visit

About Drexel University Online:
Drexel University Online, winner of the 2006 21st Century Best Practice Award for Distance Learning from the United States Distance Learning Association, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drexel University, specializing in innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the U. S. and abroad. A pioneer in online education since 1996, Drexel's online programs are taught by the same world-class faculty as our on-campus courses. Drexel University is continually ranked one of the best national research universities by U.S.News & World Report and enjoys regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools.

About the Math Forum @ Drexel:
Drexel's Graduate Programs in Mathematics Learning and Teaching involve a collaboration between the School of Education and the Math Forum @ Drexel. The Math Forum @ Drexel has become one of the most successful applications of the Internet to education in any field. Through the development of interactive services that bridge higher education and K-12 and workplace communities, the Math Forum has compiled more than one million pages of content, has more than three million visits a month, receives 9,000 queries a month at its Ask Dr. Math expert service, and has mentored 100,000 students through its Problem of the Week services. The Math Forum is also an online community bringing together tens of thousands of students, teachers, educators, and mathematics enthusiasts to do mathematics, solve problems, and learn from each other.

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