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Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Mathematics (MAT-ED STM) Concentration


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The MAT - Secondary Mathematics Concentration Program, leading to initial teaching certification in Mathematics grades 6-12, is a full time 46-48 hour program. The program is intended for students with a BA or BS in Mathematics or an equivalent degree (e.g., Engineering) who wish to earn a State of Michigan teacher certification.

Admission
The following are qualifications for admission to the MAT - Secondary Mathematics Concentration Program (please note that completion of prior mathematic coursework is required for admission and cannot be included in hours required for the MAT degree):

  1. An undergraduate degree in mathematics or closely related field from an accredited college or university. A minimum of 30 semester hours in mathematics coursework is required and must include:

    • Calculus (2 semester sequences)

    • Linear Algebra

    • Introduction to Mathematical Proof or Abstract Algebra

    • Probability and Statistics

    • Multivariable Calculus

  2. Minimum grade point average 2.75 or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work;

  3. Two letters of recommendation, including one from a college professor, which speak to the applicant’s ability to pursue graduate level work as well as their capacity to work as a secondary school teacher;

  4. Pass on all sections of MTTC Basic Skills Test;

  5. Attendance of a MAT orientation meeting and completion of an on-demand writing assessment;

  6. A completed Graduate Admission Application Form and application fee;

  7. If applicable, submission of evidence of English language proficiency as documented by official test scores on the TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS;

  8. Signed statement requiring civil/criminal conviction(s);

  9. Optional: Faculty from the program may choose to interview applicants.

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