MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS TEACHING


APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2017-2019 COHORT. APPLICATION FOR 2019-2021 COHORT WILL BE OPEN IN 2019.

 

Track 2 (Lincesed Teachers): For applicants who are licensed secondary mathematics teachers.

 

 

TRACK 2
(Formerly known as MSSST Program)

      TRACK 2: For applicants who are licensed secondary mathematics teachers. The Department of Mathematics of the University of Utah offers a M.S. Mathematics Teaching degree. Admission to this Master’s degree to help practicing teachers acquire a deeper and broader science background. Applicants must be accepted by the Graduate School and Math Ed. Committee. Course work for this degree is designed to extend teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching at the secondary level.

        PREREQUISITES:

          1. Licensed teachers with a level 4 endorsement (level 3 teachers will be considered, but may need additional course work). Other teachers with a valid teaching certificate and are current teaching math at the secondary level will be considered if they have the prerequisites for Track 1 (above).

          2. Praxis 5161 Mathematics (post 2012) or Praxis 0061 (pre-2012) Math Content Knowledge Exam. A score of at least 165 (5161) or 143 (0061) is required.

          3. A least two years teaching experience as of the application deadline and must be recommended by a professional educator who can judge their performance.

          4. Satisfy University requirements for Graduate School admissions.

         

        FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION:

        The link below will take you to the U of U Graduate School website.

        1.Create an account to start the application for the Master of Science in Mathematics Teaching program..

        2. In the Program Information section, the first heading is Program of Interest. Select "Salt Lake City Campus" under "Campus". Also, under the same section select "Science Program for Secondary School Teacher MS" under "Intended graduate program and degree".

        3. The next section on this page is Emphasis Area. Select “Mathematics.”

        4. The last section on this page is Application Term and Year. Select “Summer 2017.”

        5. Complete all other fields on the remaining pages of the application. Upload Transcripts, a copy official ETS notification of score on Praxis 5161 (post 2012) or 0061 (pre-2012), and Statement of Purpose.

        APPLY HERE

        The Mathematics Education Committee may advise candidates to take additional courses to ensure readiness for the required course work in the program.

         

         

        PLANNED SCHEDULE FOR 2017 COHORT

         

        The M.S. in Mathematics Teaching degree requires a total of 39 semester hours, 30 are core courses, the remaining 9 credits are to be electives with at least 6 from the discipline-specific mathematics courses at 5000 level or above level (any exceptions must be approved by the Graduate Program Coordinator). In addition, candidates must take and pass a mid-program exam and submit and defend a final program project.

         

        SUMMER Semester (June 7 - August 4):

        Session I: Math 5140 - Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers I (June 7-June 23)

        Session II: Math 5270 - Transformational Geometry (June 26-July 14)

        Session III: Math 5280 - Statistics and Probability (July 17-August 4)

         

        FALL Semester (1 night a week):

        Math 5150 - Foundations of Mathematics II

        Math 5155 - Curriculum and Instruction Practicum

        --ARL students also take education courses required for licensure

         

        SPRING Semester (1 night a week)::

        Math 5160 - Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers III (High School)

        Math 5165 - Curriculum and Instruction Practicum (Middle and High School)

        --ARL students also take education courses required for licensure

         

        SECOND ACADEMIC YEAR

        SUMMER Semester (1 night a week):

        Session I: Math 6100 - Concepts of Calculus

        Session II: Math 6090 - Topics in the History of Mathematics

        Session III: Math 6080 - Topics in Contemporary Mathematics

         

        Mid-Program Exam (before, during, or immediately following 2nd Summer Semester):

        --Prepared oral response to questions.

        --Presentation of project plan by student. The plan must be approved by the student’s Committee before the project research begins. The student’s Committee is composed of at least two members of the Mathematics Department.

         

        FALL Semester (1 night a week)::

        Math 5740 - Mathematical Modeling

        Math 6960 - MS project preparation course I

        --ARL students also complete a program of mentored student teaching

         

        SPRING Semester (1 night a week)::

        Math 5700 - Capstone Course

        Math 6960 - MS Project Preparation Course II

        --ARL students also complete a program of mentored student teaching

         

        Masters Project (6 credits, already accounted for in the two Math6960 courses listed above): Students conduct research and report on their findings in a masters project.

        Final Examination: Successful performance on a final defense of their master degree project that covers work presented for the masters degree and defense of the project.

         

        Questions can be sent to Natasha Carlton at carlton@math.utah.edu or Maggie Cummings at cummings@math.utah.edu.