Online Master's Program in Mathematics Education
The Master of Arts in the Teaching of Mathematics (MATM) degree is a 33 credit hour program is designed for graduate students interested in teaching mathematics at the K-12 level. The program is intended to strengthen students’ mathematical content knowledge and provide a rigorous exposure to research in mathematics education, including the use of technology in education.
What makes UDM's online program different?
- Personal Attention from University Professors
- Weekly Classes on Your Own Schedule
- No More Time Wasted Commuting to Classes
- Training in Cutting Edge Instructional Technology
- Unique Blend of Math, Math Pedagogy, and Education Classes
- All Instructors Have Doctorates in the Disciplines They Teach
Applicants must satisfy each of the following requirements:
- Must have a current teaching certificate or be enrolled in a teacher certification program.
- Must have passing scores on all three sections of the Michigan Basic Skills Test.
- Must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA 3.0.
- Must have mastery of college mathematics up to and including two semesters of calculus (equivalent to MTH 1410 and MTH 1420 in the UDM undergraduate catalog).
Students not meeting all requirements may be admitted provisionally, in which case they are expected to make up their deficiencies while under the supervision of their advisor prior to beginning graduate coursework. Courses taken to satisfy admission requirements may be taken for graduate credit, but they do not count toward completion of the degree. Upon completion of these courses, a formal application to the program can be made to the College of Engineering and Science.
The program requires 33 credits of planned study, broken into the following categories:
General Education Courses: (3 cr. each)
- EDU 5000 - Methods of Educational Research
- EDU 5160/5170 - Elementary/Secondary Curriculum Construction
- EDU 5960 - Program Planning, Evaluation, Development, and Implementation
Mathematics Education Topics: (3 cr. each)
- MED 5600 - Psychology of Mathematics
- MED 5640 - Instructional Technology in Mathematics
- MED 5770 - Teaching Mathematics with Manipulatives
Mathematics Content Courses: (3 cr. each)
- MED 5840 - History of Mathematics
- MED 5870 - Finite Mathematics
- MED 5900 - Logic and Mathematical Inquiry
Capstone Project: The student selects one of the following two options:
- MED6980 - "Master's Thesis I" and
- MED6990 - "Master's Thesis II"
- MED5980 - "Teaching Portfolio" and
- MED5990 - "Research Project"