The secondary teacher option is a two-year part-time program designed for secondary school mathematics teachers who seek permanent certification. The courses are given in the evenings and in the summer, in a two-year cycle, each course being offered once every two years.
The degree requirements are completion of a program of 30 graduate credits approved by the Director of the Masters Program for Secondary School Teachers, and passing the Secondary Teacher Option Comprehensive Examinations. These examinations consist of the final examinations of the core courses for teachers: Algebra, Analysis I and II, and Geometry, for Teachers. Normally, the required program includes:
|MAT 511||Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics|
|MAT 512||Algebra for Teachers|
|MAT 513, 514||Analysis for Teachers I and II|
|MAT 515||Geometry for Teachers|
|MAT 516||Probability and Statistics for Teachers|
|MAT 517||Calcultors and Computers for Teachers|
|MAT 518||Seminar in the Uses of Mathematics|
|MAT 519||Seminar in Mathematics Teaching|
a total of 9 one semester courses or 27 credits. One elective course, which is approved by the Director of the Masters Program for Secondary School Teachers, and is in a subject related to mathematics or mathematics education, may be taken to complete the required 30 credits.
Variations on this program will be considered for approval. For example, a student with a strong mathematics background may wish to replace some of the mathematics courses listed above by other graduate courses in mathematics, or subjects closely related to mathematics, or, in exceptional cases, by more education-oriented courses. Normally there will be no opportunity for students in this option to take supervised student teaching.
Students are permitted to transfer up to six credits of graduate work done elsewhere, in appropriate courses, for use towards the thirty credits required for the M.A. degree, subject to the approval of the Director of the Masters Program for Secondary School Teachers and of the Graduate School.