Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
    
2022-2023 School of Graduate Studies Catalog

Mathematics, Master of Arts in Teaching


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The Master of Arts in Teaching - Mathematics, A 31-37 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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, programs are exempt from having to take either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

Complete, official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.

*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 31-37 credit hours of graduate course work, as described below.

Course Requirements


Total Credits: 31-37 Credits


Advanced Studies


M.A.T. Mathematics Advanced Studies (30 credits) This program is intended for high school mathematics teachers who want a deeper understanding of mathematical content as well as guidance in connecting mathematics with the high school curriculum. Our M.A.T. Mathematics program contains more than 12 credits of graduate level courses in the subject matter knowledge that DESE requires to advance an Initial License in Mathematics (8-12) to a Professional License in Mathematics (8-12). Requirements: Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics or closely related field. Applicants must provide evidence that they either hold initial licensure in math 8 – 12 or else sign a statement that they are not seeking initial licensure through this program.

Capstone experience (3 Credits)


Total Credits: 30


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