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.



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"I'm simply astonished. I never could've made the connections to a high  school Algebra 1 class that this class bridged for me. Interesting it most  certainly was, and for once I think my students would agree! I was  constantly mesmerized by the ability these activities had to make these  abstract and seemingly useless skills, pertinent, engaging, and a necessary
means to a worthwhile end. How irresistible it suddenly seems to learn and  do mathematics! I'm excited about the prospect of doing these activities with my students." - Lariza Ramsammy 


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




 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

MTG 6415 - Fractal Geometry

 Summer 2022

STA 6116 - Technology in Probability and Statistics

 Fall 2022

MTG 6226 - Advanced Euclidean Geometry

 Spring 2023

MAS 6318- Advanced Algebra and Geometry

Summer, 2023

MAD 6108 - Discrete Mathematics

Fall, 2023

MAT 6715- Mathematics and Technology

Spring, 2024

MAS 6217 - Number Theory and Cryptography


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
  • Please fill out the dept. application below and submit it to



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