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This graduate mathematics degree program provides post-baccalaureate education both for certified secondary teachers and those wishing to teach at the state college level.  The courses emphasize conceptual foundations of mathematics tailored to the needs of public school teachers and aligned with the Florida standards, using software applications which tie mathematical content to pedagogical goals, and project-based activities focusing on classroom applications.

The M.S.T. program is designed to be completed part-time in three years, with three of the required mathematics courses offered per year: one each in fall, spring, and summer terms.  (With the substitution of a 6-credit thesis, this degree could be completed in two years.)

Admissions Requirements and Prerequisite Coursework:

Admission requirements for the M.S.T. program are the same as for the M.S. in Mathematics.
Applicants without a mathematics degree must have taken a substantial amount of upper-division mathematics and will be required to complete MAS 4301 (Modern Algebra) and MAA 4200 (Modern Analysis), if their equivalents have not been taken.

Online Curriculum

The M.S.T. program requires 24 credits of mathematics courses and 6 credits of education courses at or above the 5000 levels.  (This degree program does not provide teaching certification.  Candidates without a valid secondary certificate or with less than two years of teaching experience might be required to complete a 6-credit internship.)  The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers one 6000-level class online specifically designed for the M.S.T. program each semester (including summers).  Students may choose from a wide range of graduate education courses offered online each semester and should consult with their advisor to select appropriate courses.

Candidates may also choose to write a 6-credit thesis on a (pre-approved) topic of mathematics in lieu of 6-credits of mathematics coursework.

Core Courses:  24 (credits)

Students either select eight courses from the list below, or select six courses (3 credits each) from the list and complete 6 credits of MAT 6971, Master’s Thesis.

Course # Course Title Credits
MAD 6108 Discrete Mathematics for Teachers 3
MAS 6217 Number Theory of Cryptography 3
MAS 6318 Advanced Algebra and Geometry 3
MAT 6516 Problem Solving and Recreational Mathematics 3
MAT 6715 Mathematics and Technology 3
MHF 6410 Calculus from a Historical Perspective 3
MTG 6226 Advanced Euclidean Geometry 3
MTG 6415 Fractal Geometry 3
MTG 6418 Dynamical Systems, Chaos, and Computing 3
STA 6116 Technology in Statistics and Probability 3


  • Mathematics teacher, middle school through college instructor.

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Degree Details
College College of Science
Degree type Master of Science
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $369.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,024.81
Credits needed to graduate 30
* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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