Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
The Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (MMAT) program is designed to advance and deepen the knowledge of teachers, as well as to train these educators to be highly qualified mathematics teachers at the secondary level.
The program leading to Master of Arts degree in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (MMAT) provides to teachers of mathematics at the secondary level, or to prospective teachers with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics
- an opportunity to advance and broaden their knowledge of mathematics
- an opportunity to relate their study of mathematics to pedagogical issues
- an understanding of, and appreciation for, practices that impact the teaching and learning of secondary school mathematics.
Graduates of the program will be highly qualified as mathematics teachers at the secondary level and well prepared to assume roles in professional leadership in their field.
The program is open to persons with a baccalaureate degree in Mathematics or a related field. Applicants who did not major in mathematics or a related field must have a baccalaureate degree and a minimum of two semesters of calculus at university level and at least two other mathematics courses at the level of calculus or beyond with a minimum 2.5 overall average and a minimum of 2.5 in all mathematics courses. Counseling and assistance to satisfy the prerequisites are available to applicants who do not satisfy the requirements.
An examination similar to the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) will be administered to each new cohort of students at the beginning of the program to help faculty assess each applicant’s preparedness for graduate study so that experiences for individuals to strengthen academic weaknesses, if the GRE-style test indicates they exist, may be provided. Use of these scores will improve over time as data contributes to our knowledge of the relationship between the score and the student’s level of preparedness.
Last updated March 16, 2016