Graduate School Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics 9-12 (MAT)
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Secondary Mathematics 9-12 is an accelerated teacher licensure program designed for candidates who already hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The 45 hour program includes two phases. During Phase I, the initial 36 hour sequence of courses will focus on 21st century teaching and learning which culminates in a capstone student teaching experience. Successful completion of Phase I is designed to lead to the initial teaching license in Secondary Mathematics (9-12) upon passing the required Praxis II Specialty Area Exam in Mathematics: Content Knowledge and Mathematics: Pedagogy. Should the individual choose not to proceed to Phase II, he/she will have completed the requirements for the initial teaching license in Secondary Mathematics 9-12.
The individual choosing to receive the MAT degree must apply for graduate candidacy and be admitted to Phase II of the program. In Phase II the candidate enrolls in an additional 9 hours of graduate coursework in order to complete the remaining requirements for the MAT and be eligible of the “M” level NC license in Secondary Mathematics 9-12.
The chair of the Mathematics Department is Rob Harger. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.841.9659. To learn more about Dr. Harger and the Education Graduate Faculty click here. For more information check out the School of Education website or download an informational brochure today!
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Degree: Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics
Admission Terms: Fall (August); Spring (January); Summer (June)
Deadlines for Application Materials: All application materials must be received or postmarked by the following deadlines: March 31, 2013 for Summer 2013, June 30, 2013 for Fall 2013 and November 15 2013 for Spring 2014.
Required materials include:
- online application with a nonrefundable $50 application fee;
- an official transcript showing an earned baccalaureate degree as well as official transcripts from all other previously attended colleges (including High Point University);
- applicants must have an acceptable undergraduate GPA (3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale) or documentation of meeting the basic testing requirement for the PRAXIS I (PPST) test battery in reading, writing, and mathematics if the undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0;
- three reference reports on the forms provided;
- professional resume;
- essay; and
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) obtained within the last five years (The High Point University GRE Code is 5293; the MAT Code is 1584).
- official score report for PRAXIS II Mathematics: Content Knowledge (0061) and Mathematics: Pedagogy (0065);
- candidates must have earned a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 during Phase I of the program;
- successful student teaching internship experience as evidenced by the LEA/IHE Certification of Teaching Capacity; &
- eligibility for a N.C. initial teaching license in Secondary Mathematics 9-12 for admission to graduate candidacy and Phase II of the Program. (Successful completion of the required Foliotek Electronic Evidences in Math, EDU 5161, EDU 5166, and EDU 5261/5040).
Prerequisite Work: None
Comprehensive Examinations: Yes
Class Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Program of Study (45 hours)
|Math Courses:||(15 Hours)|
|MTH 5004||Linear Algebra||3|
|MTH 5005||Matrix Theory||3|
|MTH 5006||Modern Algebra||3|
|MTH 5011||Complex Variables||3|
|MTH 5012||Advanced Calculus for Secondary Teachers||3|
|MTH 5001||Historical Development of Mathematics||3|
|MTH 5003||Graph Theory||3|
|MTH 5007||Number Theory||3|
|MTH 5009||Mathematical Models||3|
|MTH 5013||Probability & Statistics||3|
|MTH 5040||Special Topics||3|
|Education Courses||(15 Hours)||3|
|EDU 5010||Advanced Instructional Technology 21st Century||3|
|EDU 5050||Classroom Organization and Management||3|
|EDU 5070||Trends and Issues in Education||3 *|
|EDU 5161||Instructional Planning and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics||3|
|EDU 5166||Using Data for Instructional Improvement||3|
|Capstone Experience||(6 hours)|
|EDU 5261||Clinical Internship in Secondary Mathematics||3|
|EDU 5040||Multicultural Education in a Diverse Society||3|
|Total Hours: 36||Initial License in Secondary Mathematics (Awarded after passing Praxis II)|
|MTH 5099||Product of Learning||3|
|EDU 5030||Methods of Education Research||3|
|EDU 5060||Developing Leaders in 21st Century Schools||3|
* Candidates enrolled in the MAT program must register for the 3 credit version of EDU 5070.