Sep 18, 2021
Revised Program, effective Fall 2016
The MAT - Secondary Mathematics Concentration Program, leading to initial teaching certification in Mathematics grades 6-12, is a full time 37 credit 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.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:
- Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;
- Hold a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work or 3.3 GPA in 12 hours or more of work at the graduate level or a minimum 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination writing. International students must have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL;
- Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meeting the selected goals and how the candidate’s life experiences, accomplishments and interests will contribute to his or her success in the program;
- Request and have submitted two letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s professional commitment, experience and potential. The transcripts, analysis of goals and letters of recommendation should give evidence of potential for graduate-level scholarship.
- Pass on all sections of MTTC Basic Skills Test;
- Freedom from civil/criminal convictions, academic probation, or administrative probation; ICHAT Criminal Background Check and Statement of Civil/Criminal Convictions; For any civil/criminal conviction provide a copy of Judgment of Sentence, Registrar of Actions, or Certificate of Conviction and a written explanation of the offense; Applications of students with civil/criminal convictions will be carefully reviewed and may take longer to process.
- 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 (two semester sequences)
- Multivariable Calculus
- Linear Algebra
- Calculus-based statistics
- Introduction to Mathematical Proof
- College Geometry
- Abstract Algebra
- Students may be required to have the equivalent of a teachable minor to earn a teach certificate from the State of Michigan. See College of Education Advisor.
- Optional: Faculty from the program may choose to interview applicants.
Teacher Education - College of Education
Please contact Department for advisor information.
Degree Requirements: 37 hours
Mathematics Content Course: 3 hours
MAT Professional Studies in Education Core: 29 hours