Jun 13, 2024  
2019-20 Graduate Catalog 
2019-20 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Mathematics Education, M.S.

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James Hart, Program Director
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The Mathematics Education concentration is for students who desire to increase their mathematical knowledge as applied to the teaching profession at the secondary and early tertiary levels.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission normally requires completion of the GRE or MAT with acceptable scores. Successful applicants typically have combined GRE scores of 291 or above or MAT scores of 402 or greater.

Applicant must

  1. have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  2. have an acceptable grade point average for all college work taken;
  3. have completed 21 semester hours of college-level mathematics (including calculus), with at least 9 hours of mathematics beyond calculus.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Master of Science in Mathematics applicants must

  1. submit application with the appropriate fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official scores on the GRE or MAT;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  4. two letters of recommendation are recommended, but not required.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematics Education requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.

Candidate must successfully complete a written comprehensive examination (may be taken no more than twice).

Curriculum: Mathematics, Mathematics Education

The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Core Courses (9 hours)

Students who choose the Thesis Option

Students who choose the Thesis Option may substitute one of the following courses for a core course:

Concentration Courses (15 hours)

15 hours of approved courses in mathematical sciences from the following list:

Cognate (12 hours)

12 hours of approved courses from the following list: The master’s thesis is an option in this concentration (MATH 6640 , 1-6 credits)

Program Notes

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.

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