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WORKING COPY - Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 - DRAFT

Mathematics, MAT


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Department: Mathematics  

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high school and middle school subject area teachers who have an initial license and are seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed to meet the “appropriate master’s degree” requirement, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree program will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already hold a standard level or professional license and want to acquire additional knowledge and a masters of arts in teaching mathematics.

Students should consult the Graduate Academic Policies  section of the catalog for information regarding graduate program policies and procedures.

Admission Requirements


  • An undergraduate degree in mathematics with a minimum 3.0 GPA in mathematics courses. Applicants, who have a minor in mathematics with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the minor, may be recommended for a conditional admission, with the understanding that they complete prerequisite undergraduate courses, such as MATH 161/161E - Single Variable Calculus I MATH 162 - Single Variable Calculus II , MATH 180 - Transition to Advanced Mathematics , MATH 202 - Linear Algebra , and MATH 261 - Multivariable Calculus , with a grade of “C-” or higher. Courses that are offered at other institutions that would be considered transfer equivalencies will be evaluated. Those who do not have a major or minor in mathematics, or do not have a minimum 3.0 GPA should contact the Graduate Coordinator in the Mathematics Department prior to applying.
  • Officially reported GRE General Test
  • An initial teaching license
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation, including one which speaks to the candidate’s mathematical ability
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Online application, application fee, current resumé and personal statement

Program of Study


Concentration electives (12 credits)


Select one course from each of the following four categories:

Elective (6 credits)


Complete two additional 500-level math (MATH courses)

Exit requirement


The successful completion of a comprehensive examination of the concentration courses or a capstone project approved by the department is required. Please see the Graduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog for additional information.

Total minimum credits: 33


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