MS/MA in Teaching Mathematics
This degree is Master of Science in Teaching provided the minor (see 2 below) is in science, and is Master of Arts in Teaching otherwise.
At least 36 semester hours of work must be completed. Usually at least 39 hours are necessary for the MAT degree and at least 45 hours are necessary for the MST degree. This must be distributed as indicated below.
(Please consult the Course Guide for course abbreviations.)
- 24 hours in mathematics courses numbered 5000 or above. This must include the sequences MAS 5311-2 and MAA 5228-9.
- 6 hours in a suitable minor, at the 3000 level or above. (If education is selected as a minor, the courses must be numbered 6000 or above.)
- 6 credit hours in a mathematics department teaching internship (MAE 6943). This requirement is waived for those with three years’ teaching experience in state-certified schools at middle school or above.
- At least one course must be taken from each of three different areas among the following list: social and/or psychological foundations of education; educational technology; counselor education; special education; community college curriculum; mathematics education. Other areas may be added or substituted at the discretion of the graduate coordinator and/or the supervisory committee. A list of acceptable courses may be obtained from the department graduate coordinator.
One semester college teaching is required.
A teaching portfolio which includes at a minimum a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, artifacts of teaching practice, e.g.sample quizzes, tests, homework assignments, syllabi, and reflections on teaching practice.
Near the conclusion of the program, a final comprehensive oral examination will be conducted by the student’s supervisory committee. Passing the first year examination (see MS-MA requirements above) constitutes an acceptable substitute for this oral examination if completed no later than six months prior to graduation.
The requirements for the MST/MAT degrees changed on May 18, 2012. The rules below may still be applied to students who have enrolled or signed up for the MST or MAT program in Mathematics prior to May 18, 2012: