MA in Teaching Middle School Mathematics

The Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics degree addresses the specific need for highly qualified teachers of mathematics at the middle grades level. Students in this program learn mathematics content and pedagogy to provide them with skills and expertise to teach middle school students appropriate mathematics. The program is available Entirely online.

Students can begin the program in any summer. C&I 588 Action Research in Classrooms should be taken early in the program. During and following the course, students will work on their final project during the school year with their advisor and committee, then present their results in the final term.

Middle school teachers in MATMSM Program will learn mathematics content and pedagogy to provide them with skills and expertise to teach appropriate mathematics. One course is specific to mathematics pedagogy (C&I 542). Another course (C&I 588) focuses on classroom research. In addition, appropriate pedagogy and technology will be modeled in all courses. All components of this program are offered online.  Students can complete the program in two calendar years by taking three courses each summer and two courses each academic year.

MATMSM Program Summary

Core

A total of 30 graduate credits is required for this degree.
24 Credit Core

Course Title Semester/format
M 500 (3 cr) Current Mathematical Curricula Odd year spring online
M 501 (3 cr) Technology in Mathematics for Teachers Even year summer 5 weeks online
M 570 (3 cr) Concepts of Calculus for Middle School Teachers Even year summer 5 weeks online
M 572 (3 cr) Algebra for Middle School Teachers Even year summer 5 weeks online
M 573 (3 cr) Geometry for Middle School Teachers Odd year summer 5 weeks online
M 574 (3 cr) Probability and Statistics for Middle School Teachers Odd year summer 5 weeks online
C&I 542 (3 cr) Supervision and Teaching of Mathematics Odd year summer 5 weeks online
C&I 588 (3 cr) Action Research in Classrooms Fall online

Electives (6 credits):

Course Title Semester/format
C&I 552 (3 cr) Models of PD in math and science Even year spring online
C&I 519 (3 cr) Authentic assessmen Odd year spring online
M 506 (3 cr) Integrated Math/Science Fall or Spring online
M 578 (3 cr) Discrete Math for Middle School Teachers Fall or Spring online
M 510 (3 cr) Problem Solving for Teachers Fall or Spring online
(3 cr) Cognate Field Course chosen with Advisor Fall or Spring online


Professional Paper:

Students, under the direction of an advisor, are required to prepare a professional paper and give an oral presentation of the research topic chosen. This project will be planned and evaluated by a committee of at least three faculty that must include at least two from Mathematical Sciences and one from Curriculum and Instruction.

Proposed Rotation Entering Even Summer:

Summer
(even year)
Fall
(even year)
Spring
(odd year)
Summer
(odd year)
Fall
(odd year)
Spring*
(even year)
M 570 C&I 588 M 500 M 573 Elective Elective
M 572 M 574 (suggested
M 501 C&I 542 C&I 552

* Professional paper presentation in last semester of coursework

Proposed Rotation Entering Odd Summer:

Summer
(odd year)
Fall
(odd year)
Spring
(even year)
Summer
(even year)
Fall
(even year)
Spring*
(odd year)
M 573 Elective Elective M 570 C&I 588 M 500
M 574 (suggested M 572
C&I 542 C&I 552 M 501

* Professional paper presentation in last semester of coursework

 Students can finish the degree in two summers and two academic years by taking 9 credits each summer and 6 credits each academic year (9+6+9+6=30).

Graduate School on-line application