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College of Arts & Sciences

Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers

From Concepts to Classrooms

The MA in Math for Teachers program is not accepting applications for admission at this time. Thank you for your patience as we update our program offerings. A new option for teachers is anticipated for Fall 2025.

The online Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers program is designed primarily for secondary and middle school teachers, providing an alternative to a traditional master’s in education. Non-teaching professionals seeking an advanced degree in mathematics are also encouraged to apply for admission. Tuition for the program is offered at a discounted rate, which is less than half of the University’s standard graduate rate. View our current tuition rates.

Why Choose the MA in Mathematics for Teachers?

The Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers is inspiring, engaging, and challenging. It will expand your knowledge of mathematics and further develop your teaching methods that will help you share your passion for math. The caliber of our faculty and focus of the program has made it a popular choice for mathematics educators for nearly two decades.

What Will You Study?

The Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers is a content-based program consisting of 10 graduate courses (30 credits). The content is linked to the state Mathematics Curriculum Framework when possible. You will have the option to take courses in discrete mathematics, geometry, calculus, number theory, linear algebra, analysis, abstract algebra, probability, and statistics. Special topics courses are also offered in mathematics of origami, mathematics of symmetry, and cryptology.

Top Five Reasons to Choose The MA in Mathematics for Teachers

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Uniqueness of the Program

This content-based online master’s program is different than traditional master’s degrees in education or in mathematics. You will deepen your mathematical knowledge and gain insight into teaching methods that will help you reach students at all ability levels.

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Flexibility and Convenience

The MAMT program can be completed 100% online. The synchronous format uses free, online software that allows for an interactive classroom experience that fosters a community among participants. Courses are offered year-round through our academic calendar that includes two 15-week semesters (Fall and Spring) and one 8- or 12-week semester in the Summer. Classes will typically take place from 4:00-5:50 p.m. or 6:00-7:50 p.m. Our professors will be available to support you through­out your program and will hold virtual as well as in-person office hours for those who can come to campus.

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Well-Credentialed Faculty

The Department of Mathematics is comprised of 14 full-time faculty members. As mathematicians, they are professionally active on the national and regional levels through their research and their professional affiliations, and they have Ph.D.s from a wide range of prestigious universities.

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Award Winning Teachers

Our faculty have a passion for and demonstrated success in teaching. Over the years, Department of Mathematics faculty members have won five annual campus-wide teaching awards and several others have been finalists.

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Excellent Value

Committed to excellence in teaching and to the further education of our region’s mathematics teachers, this program is offered at a discounted rate, which is more than 50% below the University’s standard graduate tuition rate.