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Mathematics for Secondary Teachers - M.A. PDFDownload to print

College
College of Arts and Sciences
Department
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics and Computer Science Building
E-mail: math@math.kent.edu
Tel: 330-672-2430
Fax: 330-672-2209
Web: www.kent.edu/cas/math

Description

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers is a three-year program offered in the evening and summer. Designed collaboratively by faculty in mathematical sciences and teacher education, the program is for in-service teachers and does not provide licensure. Students are required to pass a final qualifying examination in general mathematics. 
 

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement, three letters of recommendation and resume or vita. Please refer to the University policy for graduate admissions.
 

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to take at least 32 semester hours of graduate credit with at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level and 22 semester hours in mathematics. In general, students will be expected to take two to three courses in each of the areas of modern algebra, geometry and analysis. Some additional exposure to applied mathematics and current trends in teaching will also be required. Candidates in this program are expected to pass a final examination in general mathematics.
 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Reason in mathematical arguments, including using precise definitions, articulating assumptions, and reasoning logically to conclusions.

2. Engage effectively in problem solving, including exploring examples, devising and testing conjectures, and assessing the correctness of solutions.

3. Approach mathematical problems creatively, including trying multiple approaches and modifying problems when necessary to make them more tractable.

4. Communicate mathematics clearly both orally and in writing.

5. Teach high school-level mathematics.

6. Understand and appreciate connections among different subdisciplines of mathematics.

7. Be aware of and understand a broad range of mathematical subdisciplines.

8. Obtain a broader and deeper understanding of algebra, geometry and analysis and their interpretation in the K-12 curriculum.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)
Course Title Credits
CI 67224 Teaching Mathematics Using Computers and Calculators 3
  67225 Research in Mathematics Education 3
  67791 Seminar in Mathematics Education 3
    Seminar in Mathematics Education:Secondary Math from Advanced Perspective I  3
    Seminar in Mathematics Education:Secondary Math from Advanced
Perspective II
3
    MATH electives at the 60000-level 6
    Capstone Project 2
Choose from the following: 15
MATH 55022 Linear Geometry (3)  
  51021 Theory of Matrices (3)  
  52021 Graph Theory and Combinatorics (3)  
  52041 Advanced Calculus (3)  
  52201 Introduction to Numerical Computing I (3)  
  55021 Euclidean/Non-Euclidean Geometry (3)  
  57011 Theory of Numbers (3)   
    Algebra for High School Teachers I (3)  
    Geometry for High School Teachers (3)  
    Analysis for High School Teachers (3)  
    Probability and Statistics for High School Teachers (3)  
TOTAL 32