Mathematics for Secondary Teachers - M.A

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematical Sciences
233 Mathematics and Computer Science Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2430
math@math.kent.edu
www.kent.edu/math


Description

The Master of Arts degree in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers is a three-year program offered in the evenings and summer. Designed collaboratively by faculty in mathematical sciences and teacher education, the program is for in-service teachers and does not provide Ohio teacher licensure.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or vita

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 74 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 50 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Reason in mathematical arguments, including using precise definitions, articulating assumptions and reasoning logically to conclusions.
  2. Engage effectively in problem solving, including exploring examples, devising and testing conjectures and assessing the correctness of solutions.
  3. Approach mathematical problems creatively, including trying multiple approaches and modifying problems when necessary to make them more tractable.
  4. Communicate mathematics clearly both orally and in writing.
  5. Teach high school-level mathematics.
  6. Understand and appreciate connections among different subdisciplines of mathematics.
  7. Be aware of and understand a broad range of mathematical subdisciplines.
  8. Obtain a broader and deeper understanding of algebra, geometry and analysis and their interpretation in the K-12 curriculum.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[AS-MA-MTHT]

Major Requirements
CI 67224TEACHING MATHEMATICS USING COMPUTERS AND CALCULATORS 3
CI 67225RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 3
CI 67791SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 3
MATH 64091SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (repeatable)6
Mathematics Electives (MATH 60000 level)6
Capstone Project2
Mathematics Electives, choose from the following:15
THEORY OF MATRICES
GRAPH THEORY AND COMBINATORICS
ADVANCED CALCULUS
INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
LINEAR GEOMETRY
THEORY OF NUMBERS
Minimum Total Credit Hours:38

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 32 credit hours of graduate credit with minimum 16 credit hours at the 60000 level and 22 credit hours in mathematics
  • Two to three courses in each of the areas of modern algebra, geometry and analysis
  • Courses in applied mathematics and current trends in teaching
  • Successful passage of a final examination in general mathematics