Oct 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Secondary Mathematics [MAT]

The Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics Concentration Program, leading to initial teaching certification in Mathematics grades 6-12, is a 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 teacher certification with the State of Michigan.

Program Admission

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
  • Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meet 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.
  • 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, and Abstract Algebra
  • Students may be required to have the equivalent of a teachable minor to earn a teaching certificate from the State of Michigan. See College of Education Advisor.
  • Optional: Faculty from the program may choose to interview applicants.

Department Information

Teacher Education | Wendy Burke, Ph.D., Department Head | 313 Porter, 734.487.3260, wburke1@emich.edu

Advisor Information

Molly Thornbladh, 206 Porter, 734.487.1416, mthornbl@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 37 hours