University of Nebraska - Lincoln

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Mathematics for Teachers



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts for Teachers: Concentration in Mathematics

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T.) is a degree from the Department of Mathematics that is uniquely designed for secondary mathematics teachers. The program's core mathematics courses focus on concepts underlying the K-12 mathematics curriculum as generally described in the Common Core State Standards. Courses in the M.A.T. program are taught by staff that blends the contributions of UNL professors and outstanding K-12 master teachers. The combination ensures courses provide an advanced study of mathematical concepts in the secondary mathematics curriculum while being "grounded" in the reality of the classroom.

The M.A.T. program includes an option for high school teachers and an option for middle-level teachers. The middle-level specialization incorporates courses with a greater focus on mathematical content underlying curricula found in the middle-level grades in lieu of some courses designed exclusively for high school teachers.

Who should consider this degree

Individuals with a valid secondary mathematics teaching certificate.

Math teachers wanting to strengthen skills in pedagogy and deepen their knowledge of the mathematics they teach.

Teachers at community colleges who need additional graduate-level credits in mathematics for accreditation purposes. 

Teachers who need additional graduate-level credits in mathematics to teach dual-enrollment math courses at their high schools. 

Math teachers wishing to ‘gear up’ for teaching to both the content and practice standards in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Math teachers interested in pursuing a graduate degree that is relevant to their practice.

Teachers interested in collaborating with peers while continuing their education.

Teachers in remote locations where distance is a barrier to networking and continuing education.


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.

International Student Requirements:

If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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