Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics

This graduate mathematics degree program with an 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.

elyse“The MST program meant so much to me, as it lets me learn topics that felt more realistic for a professional teaching field. Learning the backgrounds of logic and geometry allowed us to learn how things work in order to better explain to our students in the future. I appreciated the care and attention the faculty gave us in finishing our course program to OUR benefit, working to accept previous course credits where applicable.” - Elyse Budkie


andrw"After working as an engineer for many years, I wanted a career change. I enrolled in FAU Masters of Science in Teaching Mathematics and I couldn't be happier with my experience so far. The curriculum is challenging but directly relevant to a career in mathematics education. The schedule flexibility allows me to take both online courses and core graduate level mathematics courses at my own pace. I appreciate the professionalism and warm atmosphere of the FAU mathematics department. The professors at FAU set high standards; but give all of the support needed to achieve them. I have also had a great experience working with the other MST students who share both a passion for mathematics learning as well as invaluable professional experience in the field." - Andrew Van Heden

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 levels (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

Program Contact

Ms. Sonia Clayton,, M.S.T Program Coordinator and Math Lab Coordinator.

Online Courses and Rotation Schedule



 Summer 2019

MTG 6226- Advanced Euclidean Geometry

 Fall 2019

MAS 6318 - Advanced Algebra and Geometry

 Spring 2020

MAD 6108 - Discrete Math for Teachers

 Summer 2020

MAT 6715 - Mathematics and Technology

 Fall 2020

MAS 6217-Number Theory and Cryptography

 Spring 2021

MTG 6418 - Dynamical Systems, Chaos, and Computing

 Summer 2021

MAT 6516 - Problem Solving and Recreational Mathematics

 Fall 2021

MHF 6410 - Calculus from a Historical Perspective

 Spring 2022

STA 6116- Technology for Probability and Statistics

What to Submit and Where

To the Department of Mathematical Sciences

  • Send unofficial copies of all transcripts by fax, scan-and-email to, or mail to below address

    • MST Program Director, Dr. Lee Klingler
      Department of Mathematical Sciences
      Florida Atlantic University
      777 Glades RD
      Boca Raton, FL 33431

  • Fax - (561) 297-2436

For more information, contact Ms. Sonia Clayton, M.S.T. Math Lab Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator at or call 561-297-4629.

To the FAU Graduate College

  • Fill out the online application

  • Pay $30 application fee: online
  • Have official general GRE scores reported to FAU (school code 5229)
  • Send official (sealed) copies of all transcripts by mail

Mailing Address

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



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