RATIONALE: The Master’s of Mathematic Education was envisioned primarily as a vehicle that would provide licensed professional educators with a graduate degree. At the time of the concentration’s greatest popularity, graduate degrees were a key part of the seniority rubric used by school districts in Ohio; possessing a Master’s level degree had better prospects for professional advancement than those who only had Bachelor’s level degrees. Over time, that requirement has changed and/or been eliminated in many cases. As such, the program has become less popular, leading to a general decline in its enrollment.
University of Dayton. Department of Mathematics, "DOC 2019-05 Proposal to Suspend Master's Mathematics Education" (2019). Senate Documents. 271.