The program's core mathematics courses focus on concepts underlying high school algebra, pre-calculus (functions) and geometry, which are in alignment with three of the main concept categories in the Common Core State Standards. The M.A.T. program also includes an option for a focus on middle level mathematics. 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 high school curriculum while being "grounded" in the reality of the classroom.
The M.A.T. program includes the option for a focus on middle level mathematics. The specialization incorporates courses with a greater focus on mathematical content underlying middle level curricula 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.
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.
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