Program Coordinator: Mark D. Oursland
The Master of Arts for mathematics teaching program has been structured mainly for middle school and high-school mathematics teachers. It also may prepare a student for community college teaching and for advanced study in mathematics education. Sequencing of the required coursework is minimal and makes it possible in most cases to complete all the requirements for the degree in three consecutive summer sessions.
Admission Requirements. In addition to general regulations for admission to master’s programs, the department prefers that a student has earned a baccalaureate degree with a major in mathematics or equivalent from an accredited college or university. A student with a baccalaureate degree with a major other than mathematics may be admitted to the graduate program upon the recommendation and permission of the chair of the mathematics department. Any deficiencies for regular admission must be removed during the first year of graduate study.
Applicants should have one year of teaching experience certified by an appropriate school official.
Program. The student shall complete at least 45 credits as outlined in an approved course of study filed with the Office of Graduate Studies, Research and Continuing Education.
Educational Foundations and Research Courses Credits: (10)
The choice among a written report, field study or other project, or a formal research problem in mathematics or mathematics education which results in a thesis based upon the student’s goals, in close consultation with the student’s graduate committee.