The Mathematics Master of Arts – Teaching Emphasis degree is designed to prepare teachers to be curricular, instructional and assessment experts in their own classroom. Upon finishing this program you will be highly skilled in secondary and higher education mathematics content teaching and be able to assume leadership roles in mathematics curriculum within your school. Coursework emphasizes topics aligned with the Common Core State Standards of Mathematics.
The program can be completed in two years and is delivered mostly online (see Courses and Requirements for additional details). This master's degree will:
In addition to developing advanced practice in high school teaching, this program can help you meet the requirements (master's degree and content expertise) for instructors of college-level Mathematics courses. If you take 18 credits of MATH coursework in this master's degree program, you will be eligible to teach college and university courses in the field – including concurrent/dual enrollment courses (in which students earn both high school and college credit in the same course).
If you already have a master's degree and only need the minimum graduate math credits, learn more about our Mathematics Graduate Certificate
If you are not already a licensed/certified math teacher: please note that this program does not lead to an initial K-12 teaching license or an added endorsement in Mathematics Grades 7-12 (secondary math teaching). However, if you have a mathematics coursework background, this program can qualify you for community college teaching opportunities.
Visit the School of Mathematical Sciences page for this program.
Jodie Novak, PhD
“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