Master of Arts in Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Mark C. Ginn, Chair and Associate Professor
Ross Gosky, Graduate Program Co-Director and Associate Professor
Holly Hirst, Graduate Program Co-Director and Professor
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the Master of Arts in Mathematics (Major Code: 264*/27.0101) with the following concentrations:
- College Teaching (264B)
- Secondary Teaching (264C)[T]
This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a rigorous graduate program in mathematics with the added benefit of gaining hands-on training and experience with teaching. It can qualify students for advanced teacher licensure in high school mathematics, prepare students for community college teaching positions, or serve as excellent preparation for doctoral programs in mathematics or mathematics education.
Students pursue one or both of two concentrations.
Concentration in College Teaching - Designed for students who are interested in teaching mathematics at the college level. The course of study follows the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) guidelines for faculty preparation, in addition to allowing students to complete a rigorous core of graduate level mathematics.
Concentration in Secondary Teaching - Designed for students who are interested in furthering their secondary school teaching credentials. The course of study follows the North Carolina guidelines for advanced (M) licensure in mathematics, as well as CAEP accreditation guidelines on the preparation of master's level mathematics high school teachers.
PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE MASTER OF ARTS IN MATHEMATICS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN COLLEGE TEACHING
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GRE exam scores; undergraduate coursework in statistics, linear algebra, and analysis. In extenuating circumstances, an applicant may obtain permission to remove deficiencies in coursework after entering the graduate program. Students wishing to pursue the Secondary Teaching Concentration must hold NC "A" licensure or the equivalent in mathematics or a related field.
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School. Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.
Location: On Campus
|Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Mathematics|
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 36
|Concentration (CHOOSE ONE)|
College Teaching Concentration (code: 264B)
Other Requirements for the MA in Mathematics:
- Thesis: Optional
- Proficiency: Not Required
- Comprehensive: Required; see the program director for information on content and timing.
- Product of Learning: Required for the Secondary Teaching Concentration.