Master of Arts Teaching Mathematics

Designed for current or future secondary school mathematics teachers looking for more training in the field, this program is offered online.

Note: this degree is only an option for those accepted for Fall 2012 or before. The current Mathematics Education degree program is M.S. Math Education.

Degree requirements

You must have completed at least 23 credit hours of undergraduate mathematics coursework at the level of calculus and above with a grade of C or better, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average in these courses.

These 23 credit hours cannot include the teaching methods courses (such as MAT 301, 302, 401, 402) and must include:

  • Calculus II (MAT 137)
  • Applied Statistics (STA 270)
  • Foundations of Mathematics (MAT 320W)
  • at least 9 hours of upper division coursework (including MAT 320W)

It is recommended that the 23 credit hours include Modern Geometry (MAT 365), Abstract Algebra (MAT 411) and Introduction to Analysis (MAT 431).

An in-person comprehensive oral examination at the end of the program must be taken to graduate.

Degree details

See the program sheet for more degree details:

Program courses

  • MAT 500: Reflections on/in Mathematics Education
  • MAT 501: History and Philosophy of Mathematics Education
  • MAT 502: Problem Solving Theory and Practice
  • MAT 504: Connections – Algebra and Number Theory
  • MAT 505: Connections – Calculus
  • MAT 506: Connections – Geometry
  • MAT 507: Connections – Probability and Statistics
  • MAT 508: Technology in Mathematics Education
  • MAT 509: Assessment in Mathematics Education
  • MAT 601: Seminar in Mathematics Education
  • MAT 602: Research in Mathematics Education

If you have specific questions about our graduate programs, please e-mail the Graduate Coordinator.



To apply to the MA Teaching Mathematics, review the application process