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Mathematics Master of Arts: Teaching Emphasis – Eligibility & Transfer Credit

Admission Requirements

Highly qualified candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • You must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, with a 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) on the most recent 60 hours of college credit.
  • At least two years of teaching experience; a current mathematics teaching position is strongly preferred.
  • Licensure or certification to teach in your state (optional).
  • Have at least 30 hours of undergraduate Mathematics at or above Calculus, with at least a 3.0 GPA for these courses specifically.

We will admit teachers conditionally who don't meet the 30 hours of mathematics with 3.0 requirement, and most of these successfully complete the program. We can also admit teachers from charter schools who meet all criteria except for state licensure/certification.

Eligibility by State

At this time, UNC has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Eligibility by State page for details.

International Students

International students residing outside of the United States are eligible to apply to our online programs. Applicants for online programs must demonstrate English proficiency in order to be considered. Possible ways to demonstrate proficiency:

  • Qualifying test scores: TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 7.0, PTE-A: 54
  • Completion of a degree in the U.S., or from an English speaking country (parts of Europe, Canada), within the last two years.

For this program, you do not need to submit financial documentation with your initial application. You will need to submit financial documentation about 6-8 weeks in advance each time before you plan to come to the U.S. for your coursework. The financial documentation needs to demonstrate that you can cover the cost of tuition and living expenses for the time period that you will be in the U.S. This is so that we can issue a DS-2019 for you to be able to apply for a J1 visa.

Transferring Credit

Applicable graduate credit with a grade of A or B from an accredited university may be able to be applied towards this academic program. Master's and post-master's specialist degree students must complete a minimum of 24 credits at the University of Northern Colorado. All work counted in a degree program must be within five years for a master's degree and six years for a specialist degree. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program. Students must submit an original transcript to their advisor for review. Student and advisor then complete a Transfer of Credit form to submit along with the original transcript to the Grad School for review and final approval.

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Snapshot

Credits Required:
30
Time to Completion:
2 years
Tuition:
$495/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Oscar Levin, PhD

970-351-2380

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What Students Say

“This program challenged me both personally and professionally. I feel like I have been molded into a more well-rounded educator, and not just in the field of mathematics.”

– Josh Urich, program graduate

“Learning to analyze the effectiveness of my teaching has not only been rewarding for me, but for my colleagues and ultimately my students.”

– Amanda Manley, program graduate

“The Math MA: Teaching program helps teachers see that ALL students are capable of achieving at a high level, and gives them the strategies and content knowledge to get the students there.”

– Kelly Shank, program graduate