M.A. Mathematics for Secondary Teachers;M.S., D.A.
ISU's graduate program in mathematics is supported by a strong and energetic faculty with a commitment to teaching, research, and professional service. Faculty research interests represent a wide range of mathematics and statistics; they include such areas as differential geometry, algebra and representation theory, mathematical biology, carcinogenesis and other medical applications, applied statistics, numerical analysis, matrix theory, and real, complex, and functional analysis. The department offers Doctor of Arts (D.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts for Secondary Teachers (M.A.M.S.T.) degrees in Mathematics.
The D.A. is a terminal degree for those planning college teaching careers. It emphasizes broad competence in mathematics, skill in exposition, teaching effectiveness, and theoretical and practical preparation in pedagogy. Students complete a D.A. thesis, which may be of a research, expository, or pedagogical nature. Click here for a list of all D.A. Alumni since the program's inception in 1970.
M.S. students develop a broad and deep knowledge of mathematics. The program prepares them for careers in government or industry, for teaching at junior or community colleges, or for further study at the doctoral level. Thesis and non-thesis options are available
The M.A.M.S.T. degree is designed for those with a bachelor's degree who hold a secondary school teaching certificate for the teaching of mathematics and have at least three years of full-time teaching experience. The program will enhance the mathematical training of secondary teachers and equip such teachers with a broad and modern background in mathematics.
Idaho State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.