Mathematics – Mathematics Education

[1] Objectives

The Master of Arts (MA) program in mathematics education features mathematics courses developed especially to increase the mathematical knowledge of secondary and community college teachers. The program is designed so that a participant can complete the required courses by attending two consecutive summers and enrolling in evening courses during the intermittent fall and spring semesters or by attending full-time for a year including a summer term.

[2] Program Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the MA degree program in mathematics education one must have

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
  2. Adequate preparation in mathematics;
  3. At least a 2.70 GPA; and
  4. Achieve satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam.

[3] Degree Requirements

To obtain the MA degree in mathematics education, the student must earn 30 hours in mathematics within six years. The hours must include the following:

MATH 6305 Foundations of Mathematics
MATH 6307 Advanced Topics for Mathematics Educators
MATH 6310 Algebraic Structures
MATH 6350 Modern Geometry
MATH 6370 Differential Calculus
MATH 6375 Integral Calculus

The remaining hours may be selected from the courses listed below (excluding 5308 and 5335) and may include other courses at the 5000-level with the approval of the student’s advisor. If credit for statistics and probability was not acquired as an undergraduate, the student must complete MATH 5371 and 5372 as electives. All candidates for the MA degree in mathematics education will be required to pass comprehensive examinations covering a specified list of mathematics courses selected from their program of study.

[4] Financial Aid

Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for fall/spring. Responsibilities each semester include teaching six semester hours, enrolling in six to nine graduate credit hours, and working in the mathematics tutorial lab. To be eligible for an assistantship, GRE scores must be submitted prior to the first semester of the assistantship.

[5] Graduate Courses in Mathematics (MATH)

Follow this link for MATH course descriptions: course link.