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Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics

This graduate mathematics degree program with emphasis on issues of teaching, provides post-baccalaureate education both for certified secondary school teachers and those wanting to teach at the community college level, as well as for teachers of mathematics in the middle grades. The program does not provide middle or secondary teaching certification.

TRACK A: High School and Community College Mathematics

Entrance Requirement: A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics
Applicants without a mathematics degree must have taken a substantial amount of upper division mathematics and will be required to complete MAS 4301 Modern Algebra and MAA 4200 Modern Analysis if their equivalents have not been taken.

If your undergraduate major is not in Mathematics, see our Frequently Asked Questions page for a list of required prerequisite coursework or see below:

Degree Requirmement:

[1] 24 credits of mathematics courses from those listed below
[2] 6 credits of education courses at the 4000-level or above

Candidates may also choose to write a 6-credit thesis on a (pre-approved) topic of mathematics in lieu of 6-credits of mathematics coursework.

TRACK A COURSES* AND ROTATION SCHEDULE:

Semester
Course
Fall 2012
MHF 6410 Calculus from a Historical Perspective
Spring 2013
MTG 6415 Fractal Geometry
Summer 2013
MTG 6226 Advanced Euclidean Geometry
Fall 2013
MAS 6405 Advanced Algebra and Geometry
Spring 2014 MAT 6715 Mathematics and Technology
Summer 2014 MHF 6405 Topics in the History of Mathematics
Fall 2014
MAS 6271 Number Theory and Cryptography
Spring 2015
MTG 6418 Dynamical Systems, Chaos, and Computing
Summer 2015
MAT 6516  Problem Solving and Recreational Mathematics

TRACK B: Middle School Mathematics

Entrance Requirement: Bachelor's degree and a valid certificate of teaching middle school mathematics.

Degree Requirmement:

[1] 24 credits of mathematics courses from those listed below
[2] 6 credits of education courses at the 4000-level or above

Candidates may also choose to write a 6-credit thesis on a (pre-approved) topic of mathematics in lieu of 6-credits of mathematics coursework.

TRACK B COURSES* AND ROTATION SCHEDULE:

Semester
Course
Fall 2011
MAE 5125 Technology Basis of Middle Grade Classrooms
Spring 2012
MAE 6124 Technology Implementation in Middle Grade Classrooms
Summer 2012
MAE 6127 Patterns and Probability for Teachers of Middle Grades
Fall 2012
MAE 6323 Iterations and Technology for Teachers of Middle Grades
Spring 2013 MAE 6324 Patterns and Iterations Teachers of Middle Grades
Summer 2013 MAE 6327 Patterns and Scaling for Teachers of Middle Grades
Fall 2013
MAE 6328 Algebraic and Theoretical Number Patterns for Teachers of Middle Grades
Spring 2014
MAE 6329 Geometrical Connections for Teachers of Middle Grades
Summer 2014
MAT 6933 History of Mathematics for Middle Grade Teachers

* As with all degree programs, the authoritative source for the degree requirements is the University Catalog that was in effect for the academic year in which the student entered the University. The information on this page does not supersede the Catalog.

WHAT TO SUBMIT AND WHERE:

To the Department of Mathematical Sciences:

[1] Have three letters of recommendation sent directly by mail or email
[2] Send unofficial copies of all transcripts by fax, scan-and-email, or mail

Mail Prof. P. Yiu, MST Program Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Email yiu@fau.edu
FAX (561) 297-2436
Phone (561) 297-2481

To the FAU Graduate College:

[1] Fill out the online application
[2] Pay $30 application fee: online
[3] Have official general GRE scores reported to FAU (school code 5229)
[4] Send official (sealed) copies of all transcripts by mail

Mail Florida Atlantic University
Graduate College
SU-80, Room 101
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991
Email graduatecollege@fau.edu
FAX (561) 297-2117
Phone (561) 297-3624

DEADLINES:

Semester US resident
Fall July 1
Spring November 1
Summer April 1



For information about the MST program contact:
Prof. P. Yiu, MST Program Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades RD
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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