Academic Programs Catalog

College of Natural Science

Department of Mathematics

Graduate Study
Mathematics - Master of Arts for Teachers

In addition to meeting the requirements of the University and of the College of Natural Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.


To be admitted to the Master of Arts for Teachers degree program in mathematics, a person should have (1) at least one year of calculus and (2) at least 10 credits of acceptable junior and senior mathematics courses.  Normally these 10 credits should include courses in advanced calculus and modern algebra.  The candidate should also possess, or be a candidate for, teacher certification.

Requirements for the Master of Arts for Teachers Degree in Mathematics

The student must complete a total of 30 credits for the degree under Plan B (without thesis).  The student's program of study must be approved by the student's academic advisor and must include:

  1. At least 9 credits from the following courses:  Mathematics 801, 802A, 802B, and 903.
  2. At least 15 additional credits in mathematics or statistics courses including one course sequence, such as algebra or discrete mathematics, from a list of approved courses that is available in the Department of Mathematics.
  3. Course work in each of the following five areas of mathematics:  geometry, algebra, analysis, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics.  Courses completed while enrolled in a bachelor's degree program may be used to satisfy this requirement.