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  Jun 12, 2024
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics, M.A.T.

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Degree Requirements College of Education 
Initial Teacher Certification Programs   

The M.A.T. in mathematics is offered by the Department of Mathematics jointly with the College of Education. This degree program is designed specifically for students who wish to obtain  nitial teacher certification in mathematics at the secondary level.

Degree Requirements

The M.A.T. degree requires 30 approved semester hours of graduate-level course work in mathematics and education (exclusive of student teaching), no less than 6 and no more than 15 of which may be in education. The individual student’s program is planned according to that student’s background and goals. At least half of the student’s course work must be numbered 700 or higher.

Each student’s program of study must include a course in:

Two approved math electives at the 500 or 700 level

Unless previously taken, the student must also take a course in:

A course in discrete mathematics

A course in computer science using a high-level programming language

Course work in education must include:

The student must also complete:

An undergraduate mathematics methods course


Students must apply for admission to directed teaching through the College of Education’s Office of Field Experience early in the fall or spring semester prior to the semester of directed teaching.

Additional Information:

Upon admission to the M.A.T. program, the student is assigned a faculty advisor in mathematics to assist in the development of the mathematics portion of the program. Approval of the candidate’s program will be granted by a committee of three faculty members, consisting of the faculty advisor in mathematics, the faculty advisor in education, and a faculty member from either mathematics or education.

Each student must maintain a B average on all graduate-level course work in mathematics and a B average on all graduate-level course work in education.

Candidates for the M.A.T. degree are required to pass a written comprehensive examination covering their program of study and emphasizing:


The M.A.T. requires neither a foreign language nor a thesis.

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