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 state college level.  This M.S.T. degree program does not provide teaching certification.

Entrance Requirement: Admission requirements for the M.S.T. program are the same as for the M.S. 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.  See item [3] on our Frequently Asked Questions page for a list of required prerequisite coursework.

Degree Requirement:

This program requires 24 credits of mathematics courses and  6 credits of education courses at or above the 5000 level (Candidates without a valid secondary certificate or with less than two years of teaching experience might be required to complete a 6-credit internship).  The Mathematical Sciences Department offers one or two 6000-level classes specifically designed for the M.S.T. program each semester (including summers).

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.


Semester Course
Summer 2019 Advanced Euclidean Geometry
Fall 2019 Advanced Algebra and Geometry
Spring 2020 Mathematics and Technology
Summer 2020 Topics in the History of Mathematics
Fall  2020 Number Theory and Cryptography
Spring 2021 Dynamical Systems, Chaos , and Computing
Summer 2021 Problem Solving and Recreational Mathematics
Fall  2021 Calculus from a Historical Perspective
Spring 2022 Technology for Probability and Statistics

* 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.


To the Department of Mathematical Sciences:

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

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

or contact Ms. Sonia Clayton M.S.T. Math Lab Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator at

Phone: (561) 297-4629

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

Florida Atlantic University
Graduate College
SU-80, Room 101
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991
FAX: (561) 297-2117
Phone: (561) 297-3624


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