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Mathematics MA – Teaching Emphasis – Eligibility & Transfer Credit

Admission Requirements

Highly qualified candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Possess (or be in the process of finishing) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, or a comparable degree from a foreign institution.
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 point scale) for the most recent degree earned or current degree in progress.
    • If you are still completing your bachelor's degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to re-submit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional academic stipulations to remain enrolled at UNC.
    • If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master's degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used.
  • At least two years of teaching experience; a current mathematics teaching position is strongly preferred.
  • Licensure or certification to teach in your state (optional: we can admit teachers from charter schools who do not have state licensure/certification).
  • Have at least 30 hours of undergraduate mathematics at or above Calculus, with at least a 3.0 GPA for these courses specifically. *Applicants who do not meet these mathematics coursework requirements may be admitted to the program with a stipulation that they successfully complete two specified math courses in our program (with a B or better) within the first year.

Eligibility by State

At this time, UNC has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state and the U.S. Virgin Islands via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online programs who reside in Puerto Rico or the CNMIs. 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 before you plan to arrive in the U.S. for your coursework (and again each time you travel to campus). The financial documentation needs to demonstrate that you can pay for the cost of tuition and living expenses for the days that you will be in the U.S. This is required before we can provide you with a DS-2019 form, which you will need when you 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 completed 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. See the full Graduate Transfer Credit Policy.

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:
$520/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Jodie Novak, PhD

970-351-2463

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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