Master of Arts in Mathematics Education

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Mathematics is a thirty-six hour program designed for person who are high school mathematics teachers who desire to become curriculum specialists or who want to teach dual-credit mathematics classes. The M.A. in Mathematics is a non-thesis program. Students who wish to work in industry, teach at the post-secondary level, or pursue doctoral studies in mathematics are encouraged to pursue the M.S. in Mathematics.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in Mathematics must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript(s) of all previous college work
  4. Official GRE scores
  5. Two letters of recommendation

An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred for admission into the Mathematics program. However, GPA and GRE scores do not constitute the primary criteria for admission. Based on a review of an applicant's undergraduate transcript, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics may require completion of undergraduate stem courses as a condition for admission.

Degree Requirements

The degree requires a minimum of thirty-six hours of graduate credit. An oral comprehensive examination is administered by the advisory committee for each degree candidate. The oral examination must be scheduled with the Graduate Advisor at least three weeks in advance. Request forms are available in the department office. Students must be enrolled the semester in which they take the comprehensive examination. Requirements specified in the degree plan are subject to minor modification by the department. Also, to ensure a balanced program, all electives must be approved by the department chair or an authorized representative of the graduate Mathematics faculty.

1 Selections must be made in consultation with the Graduate Advisor.
Master of Arts (MA) in Mathematics
Course Name Hours
Courses (15 credit hours)
MATH 5386 Seminar in Algebra For Teachers 3
MATH 5387 Seminar in Geometry For Teachers 3
MATH 5388 Seminar in Analysis for Teachers 3
MATH 5389 Seminar in Probability and Statistics for Teachers 3
MATH 5380 Research Project in Mathematics Education 3
Electives (9 credit hours)
Choose three from:
Graduate courses in MATH 9
Additional Coursework (12 credit hours)
Choose from:
Four graduate courses in a second teaching fieldOR 12
12 hours of mathematics OR
12 hours of statistics OR
12 hours from a combination of the following areas:
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Secondary Education
Total 34


Mathematics (MATH)

Senior Courses Open to Graduate Students

With departmental approval, a maximum of six hours of the following senior (4000-level) courses may be taken for graduate credit toward the MA in Mathematics Education.

MATH 4366 Elementary Analysis
MATH 4367 The Evolution of Mathematics
MATH 4377 Algebraic Structures

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