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This degree program, with emphasis on issues of teaching, provides post-baccalaureate education both for certified secondary teachers and those wishing to teach at the state college level. This M.S.T. degree program does not provide teaching certification. It is designed to be completed part-time, since only one of the required Mathematical Science Courses is offered each semester (including summers).
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 Bachelor’s degree with a major in Mathematics will be expected to complete AT LEAST the equivalent of the following coursework with a 3.0 GPA:
Calculus 1, 2, and 3
Probability and Statistics 1
to be considered for admission to a graduate degree program in Mathematics. Linear Algebra 2 is also strongly recommended. Consult with the graduate director to assess your specific circumstances.
This program requires 24 credits of mathematics courses and 6 credits of education courses at or above the 5000 levels (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 Mathematical Sciences Department offers one 6000-level class 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|
|MTG 6226||Advanced Euclidean Geometry||3|
|MAS 6318||Advanced Algebra and Geometry||3|
|MAT 6715||Mathematics and Technology||3|
|MHF 6405||Topics in the History of Mathematics||3|
|MAS 6217||Number Theory of Cryptography||3|
|MTG 6418||Dynamical Systems, Chaos, and Computing||3|
|MAT 6516||Problem Solving and Recreational Mathematics||3|
|MHF 6410||Calculus from a Historical Perspective||3|
|MTG 6415||Fractal Geometry||3|
|MAD 6108||Discrete Mathematics for Teachers||3|
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