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2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Master of Arts in Teaching

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Program Objectives

The Master of Arts in Teaching - Mathematics, a thirty-six (36) credit hour program that is to be completed within a six (6) year period, is available for those wishing to prepare for initial license in secondary mathematics or for practicing mathematics teachers who wish to earn a degree that increases their formal education in mathematics and pedagogy.

Additional Admissions Requirements

Preliminary Licensure includes passing scores on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL), both in the communication/literacy portion and the subject area portion appropriate for this program, in addition to other requirements.

Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree with a major in mathematics*

Students who have not completed a course in Adolescent Psychology prior to enrolling in the program will be required to complete such a course prior to enrolling in the practicum. The course may be taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level and will not count towards the credits required for degree.

*Students with no teacher preparation course work or whose bachelor’s degree does not include a major in mathematics should consult with the program coordinator.

Program Requirements

Upon acceptance into the program, you will complete a tentative Plan of Study in consultation with the program coordinator. You must request that any transfer credits be considered at this time. Please note that no more than three courses taken at Salem State University before admission can be counted towards this program. You should meet regularly with the program coordinator to discuss your progress and revise your plan of study, as needed.

All candidates for the MAT-Mathematics must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate course work, as described below.

Course Requirements

Total Credits: 36

Additional Information and Notes

*Students taking this course for the MAT in Mathematics degree will do a research project involving successful methods of teaching Mathematics.

**Candidates who already have initial license (or are not seeking it) replace the Practicum with two education or mathematics electives approved by the program coordinator.

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