Teaching School Mathematics M.A.

Master of Arts - Teaching School Mathematics

College of Humanities and Sciences

Catalog Year: 2022-23


Core Courses24
Elective Courses6
Total Hours30

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


The Master of Arts in Teaching School Mathematics (MATSM) degree is focused on what teachers actually do. Courses weave together math content and practice-based strategies for math teaching to deepen your students’ understanding of the content you they teach, and strengthen your their teaching practice. Courses are differentiated to accommodate teachers of all levels, K-12. The program is designed to fit teachers’ schedules. All courses are fully online and can be taken from anywhere. The bulk of the coursework is completed during the summer. GREs are not required. Students can begin the program in any summer. Students can complete the program in two calendar years by taking three courses each summer and two courses each academic year. During the 2nd year, students will complete a classroom-based action research project during the school year, in consultation with their advisor and a faculty committee, then present their results in their final term.


Core Courses
Complete the following courses:
M 500Current Mathematical Curricula3
M 501Technology in Mathematics for Teachers3
M 570Calculus for Teachers3
M 572Algebra for Teachers3
M 573Geometry For Teachers3
M 574Probability and Statistics for Teachers3
EDU 542Supervising/Teaching Math3
EDU 588Action Research in Classroom3
Elective Courses
Complete two of the following electives:6
Problem Solving for Teachers
Analysis of Education Data
Models of PD Math/Science
Cognate Field Course chosen with Advisor
Total Hours30

Minimum Required Grade: C