Financial and Time Commitments
As I begin to look into furthering my education, the two factors that I weigh most heavily are cost and time.
For some examples on tuition costs, to earn a Masters of Science in Mathematics Education from Walden University you will find tuition is approximately $416 per credit hour. The program is about 30 credit hours, for a grand total of about $12,500. Drexel University offers a Masters in Mathematics Learning and Teaching; their tuition rate is $656 per credit hour. The program averages about 47 credit hours, with a total bill around $31,000.
Walden University's site explains that their online program offers presentations on videotape which may be more flexible to fit into your time schedule. They also list that there are online study teams that collaborate and communicate during the program. This part of the workload may follow a stricter time schedule where you will need to be on the computer at certain times of the day.
As far as your overall time commitment, it will depend on how many classes you can take each semester. Drexel lists that you must complete your degree within seven years. For Walden University's Masters of Science in Mathematic Education Degree, their site lists that it can be completed within 20-24 months. When applying, be sure to check to see if the school has a time limit on earning your degree, this will help you to plan your course of study so that you can complete your work before the school's deadline.