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MASTER OF ARTS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION The Master of Arts in mathematics education is designed to increase the effectiveness of teachers of mathematics at all levels of the K-12 educational program by deepening their knowledge of mathematics and some mathematics related fields while providing opportunities for obtaining information about the latest developments and programs in the field. This program also provides strong preparation in pure mathematics and computer related topics. The use of technology, computers and calculators, is stressed when appropriate. Prerequisites Of Admission In addition to fulfilling the general graduate studies requirements for admission, the applicant must submit evidence of an undergraduate degree in mathematics.
Completing the Program To complete the M.A. in mathematics education a student must perform a culminating activity. There are two options. The first is to complete 32 credits, including a thesis (3 of the 32 credits); the second, to complete 35 credits of course work and achieve a passing grade on a comprehensive exam (see Culminating Activity for details of each option). Each option requires that the student receive approval by a mathematics graduate advisor for the sequence of courses to be taken. Culminating Activity Thesis Option: The student selecting this option selects a topic of research and applies acquired research skills in completing a creditable thesis, research report or project. Each student works with a faculty advisor and must register for Math 661 during the semester(s) that the thesis, research report, or project is being completed. Math 660 must have been successfully completed previously. Exceptions can only be approved by the department chairperson. Students who do not complete the thesis in Math 661 may register one time for Math 665 with permission of the department chairperson in order to finish. This option requires 32 credits in a sequence approved by a mathematics graduate advisor. Program Requirements
Non-Thesis Option: The student electing this option is required to pass a comprehensive examination of topics and skills. A choice of questions is allowed in recognition of the fact that not all students take the same courses. Registration for this exam occurs early in the spring semester and, if needed, the exam is administered in early April of each academic year. This option requires 35 credits in a sequence approved by a graduate mathematics advisor. Program Requirements