Online Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics
Program at a Glance
- 100 Percent Online
- 30 Credit hours
- GRE Exempt
- For secondary teachers with teaching licensure
- $420.19 Tuition
- $2.77 Library fee
- $10.48 Network & Data Systems fee
- $30 Off-Campus fee
*Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2017 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.
Advance Your Career, Deepen Your Knowledge
The online master’s degree program from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences prepares high school teachers to teach with confidence any high school mathematics or statistics course from introductory algebra and geometry to AP calculus or statistics. Being both able and versatile makes the teacher more valuable to the school and fully prepared to facilitate mathematical learning across the range of student interests and challenges.
To earn this degree, students must complete 30 credit hours, including at least 12 hours of graduate mathematics, up to 6 hours of graduate education, up to 6 hours of professional development, and 3 to 6 hours of independent study and research. Students must also complete a portfolio documenting each of the program’s components.
Required Mathematics Courses
- MATH 5013, Abstract Algebra with Connections to School Mathematics
- MATH 5023, Geometry with Connections to School Mathematics
- MATH 5033, Advanced Calculus with Connections to School Mathematics Teaching
- MATH 5053, Probability and Statistics with Connections to School Mathematics
Recommendations for earning up to six hours in graduate education courses:
- CIED 5483, Teaching Mathematics
- CIED 6013, Curriculum Development
- CIED 6023, Instructional Theory
- CIED 6033, Content Specific Pedagogy
- CIED 6043, Analysis of Teacher Education
- CIED 6053, Advanced Assessment
Professional Development Experience
There are possibilities for up to six hours in professional development experiences. Students can earn up to six hours toward this degree by participation in multiple-day professional development workshops and institutes such as those in Advanced Placement mathematics or statistics or International Baccalaureate mathematics. Credit for such participation requires validation by an essay that describes the experience and how this enhances the student’s work as a teacher.