The master of arts in teaching in mathematics education and the master of arts in teaching in science education degree programs are designed to enhance the knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers. Both programs share a set of core courses that allow students to explore knowledge common to both disciplines. Students in both programs can then collaborate to integrate science and mathematics education and to provide a better education for their students. Because many graduates of both programs will rise to leadership positions such as department head or coordinator, the core courses provide fundamental skills in cognition, education research and assessment so that they can evaluate educational strategies and thoughtfully advise their colleagues. The STEM content courses provide additional depth in specific science and mathematics content areas. Students may elect to write and defend a research-based thesis.
Program: Mathematics Education
Catalog page: MAT
Letters of recommendation: Required
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Other application requirements:
Applicants for the upper elementary/middle school mathematics and applications track should have mastered pre-calculus and have experience with mathematical problem solving (e.g., MATH 3307 or equivalent). Applicants for the high school mathematics track should have at least one year of calculus, a course in linear algebra, and a junior-level course involving mathematical proof.
Department head, science/mathematics coordinator, teacher