# 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 website. **Effective 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:

- Reason in mathematical arguments, including using precise definitions, articulating assumptions and reasoning logically to conclusions.
- Engage effectively in problem solving, including exploring examples, devising and testing conjectures and assessing the correctness of solutions.
- Approach mathematical problems creatively, including trying multiple approaches and modifying problems when necessary to make them more tractable.
- Communicate mathematics clearly both orally and in writing.
- Teach high school-level mathematics.
- Understand and appreciate connections among different subdisciplines of mathematics.
- Be aware of and understand a broad range of mathematical subdisciplines.
- 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]

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Major Requirements | ||

CI 67224 | TEACHING MATHEMATICS USING COMPUTERS AND CALCULATORS | 3 |

CI 67225 | RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION | 3 |

CI 67791 | SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION | 3 |

MATH 64091 | SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (repeatable) | 6 |

Mathematics Electives (MATH 60000 level) | 6 | |

Capstone Project | 2 | |

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