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Taught by staff that blends the contributions of UNL professors and outstanding K-12 master teachers. The combination ensures courses provide an advanced study of mathematical concepts in the high school curriculum while being "grounded" in the reality of the classroom.

The M.A.T. program includes the option for a focus on middle level mathematics. The specialization incorporates courses with a greater focus on mathematical content underlying middle level curricula in lieu of some courses designed exclusively for high school teachers.

Who should consider this degree

  • Individuals with a valid secondary mathematics teaching certificate.
  • Math teachers wanting to strengthen skills in pedagogy and deepen their knowledge of the mathematics they teach.
  • Math teachers wishing to ‘gear up’ for teaching to both the content and practice standards in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
  • Math teachers interested in pursuing a graduate degree that is relevant to their practice.
  • Teachers interested in collaborating with peers while continuing their education.
  • Teachers in remote locations where distance is a barrier to networking and continuing education.

Required Courses (15 credit hours)

Core Courses - 9 credit hours

  • Math 810T: Algebra for Algebra Teachers
  • Math 811T: Functions for High School Teachers (pre-calculus content)
  • Math 812T: Geometry for Geometry Teachers

3 credit hours selected from: 3 credit hours

  • Math 807: Capstone course - Mathematics for Teachers I
  • Math 808: Capstone course - Mathematics for Teachers II
  • Math 809: Mathematical Modeling for High School Teachers

3 credit hours selected from: 3 credit hours

  • Math 804T: Experimentation, Conjecture & Reasoning
  • Math 805T: Discrete Math for Secondary Teachers
  • Math 806T: Number Theory & Cryptography for Secondary Teachers

Elective Courses 21 credit hours

Electives in Mathematics 9 credit hours min.

  • Math 804T: Experimentation, Conjecture & Reasoning
  • Math 805T: Discrete Math for Secondary Teachers
  • Math 806T: Number Theory and Cryptography for Secondary Teachers
  • Math 807T: Using Math to Understand Our World
  • Math 808T: Concepts of Calculus
  • Math 807: Capstone course - Mathematics for Teachers I
  • Math 808: Capstone course - Mathematics for Teachers II
  • Math 809: Mathematical Modeling for High School Teachers
  • STAT 812T: Statistics for High School Teachers

Electives in Education 6 credit hours min.

  • EDPS 991: Cognition and Motivation
  • TEAC 800: Inquiry Into Teaching and Learning
  • TEAC 801: Curriculum Inquiry
  • TEAC 892: Integrating Geometry Teaching & Learning
  • TEAC 892: Integrating Mathematics Teaching & Learning (pre-calculus content)
  • TEAC 892: Teaching High School Statistics
  • TEAC 892: Teacher Learning about Reasoning & Sensemaking in Secondary Classrooms
  • TEAC 949A: Trends and Issue in Mathematics Teaching & Learning

program_requirements

Application for Graduate Admission$50 non-refundable application processing feeOne set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (seeupload requirements)If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiencyIf you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource informationEntrance exam(s): GREResumeStatement of purposeThree recommendation letters English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100 Technological Requirements PC Processor: Core 2 Duo or Equivalent or better Operating System: Windows XP (Home/Professional) or higher Web Conferencing: Web Camera/ Sound Card & Speakers/ Microphone or Headset with Microphone Internet Connection: High-speed DSL or Cable Modem Browser: Windows IE 7.0 or higher/ Firefox 3.0 or higher Anti-Virus: Current & Updated Anti-virus Software : Microsoft Office 2007 or higher Plug-Ins (download) : Java/ Windows Media Player/Acrobat Reader/Flash/Shockwave/Powerpoint Viewer MAC Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or better Operating System: OS 10 X Snow Leopard Web Conferencing: Web Camera/ Sound Card & Speakers/ Microphone or Headset with Microphone Internet Connection: High-speed DSL or Cable Modem Browser: Windows IE 7.0 or higher/ Firefox 3.0 or higher/ Safari 3.0 or higher Anti-Virus: Current & Updated Anti-virus Software : Microsoft Office 2007 or higher Plug-Ins (download) : Quicktime

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid provides information on loans and need-based funds.

Accreditation

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913. The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for coordinating University efforts to prepare for the accrediting agency’s periodic site visits and reviews. The university last underwent a comprehensive self-study and site visit during the 2006-07 academic year. The next comprehensive evaluation will be in 2016-17.

UNL’s Statement of Affiliation Status (confirmation of accreditation) can be accessed on the Higher Learning Commission’s website.

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