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Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers
The Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers is an alternative to the traditional choice of a master’s degree in education or a master’s degree in mathematics. While each of these options has merit, neither fully addresses the unique needs for a practically focused graduate mathematics program. With the guidance of our talented faculty, through the Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers, you will deepen your knowledge of mathematics and gain insight into teaching methods that will help you share your passion for mathematics with students at all ability levels.
Why Choose the MA in Mathematics for Teachers?
The Master of Arts in Mathematics program is designed to be inspiring, engaging, and challenging. Through the introduction of practical tools to help you develop standards-based curricula and assessment, it addresses your pedagogical needs. The curriculum focuses on courses in all fields of mathematics that relate to the practical needs of teachers, and are all tied to pedagogy and the state Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks.
What Will You Study?
The broad challenge of mathematics education at all levels is to actively engage students in mathematical thinking. Excellent teaching of mathematics occurs when the teacher has a broad-based, in-depth understanding of content coupled with an understanding of how pedagogy and technology can significantly enhance learning environments. This program is structured so that the scholar-teachers will be active participants in a learning process committed to content, pedagogy, and technology. Course topics include discrete mathematics, probability, algebraic structures, analysis, creative problem solving, and number theory.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 30
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $370 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FASFA code (002226)
Locale: Midsize City
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