AMATYC has a draft position statement on the academic preparation of mathematics faculty at two-year colleges that will be voted on soon, if it hasn't happened already. The draft is attachment L in these minutes.
The draft states in part:
All full-time mathematics instructors at two-year colleges should begin their careers with at least a master's degree in mathematics or in a related field with at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in graduate level mathematics and have mathematics teaching experience at the secondary or collegiate level. The teaching experience may be fulfilled through a program of supervised teaching as a graduate student. Just as a strong knowledge of Calculus has always been a core standard, Statistics has become equally important, and some background in this area is desirable. Course work in pedagogy and the community college is desirable.
Does this position preclude a master's degree in math education without 30 hours of graduate level mathematics courses, but perhaps with a lot of undergraduate math and teaching experience? The ambiguity for me lies in the "at least a master's degree in mathematics". Between the fields of mathematics and math education, neither is greater than the other. So I assume the "at least" refers to the tiers of master's and doctorate degrees. And at this point of the statement I want to know if the field of mathematics education is included in "mathematics", or if it has to be amongst the "related fields".
I would be asking this community for its interpretation, but opinion-based questions are not for Stack Exchanges. Instead I am asking if anyone in this community knows the intent of AMATYC.