College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2013-2014
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics Education, Master of Science
What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Mathematics Education?
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Community college instructor
- Middle school educator
- High school educator
- District level Mathematics specialist
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||36|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Comprehensive Exam||Comprehensive Exam is required.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
- Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
- For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
- International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy
Individual program admission requirements include:
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Personal statement or essay
- Prerequisites (completed prior to enrolling in the program)
- Must have completed at least 23 hours of undergraduate mathematics and statistics coursework at the level of calculus and above with a grade of C or better, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average in these courses.
- These 23 credit hours cannot include the teaching methods courses (such as MAT 301, 302, 401, 402) and must include:
- Calculus II (MAT 137)
- Applied Statistics (STA 270)
- Foundations of Mathematics (MAT 320W)
- at least 9 hours of upper division proof-based coursework (including MAT 320W)
- It is highly recommended that the 23 credit hours include Modern Geometry MAT 365, Abstract Algebra MAT 411 and Introduction to Analysis MAT 431 since these topics will be expanded upon in MAT 505, MAT 504, and MAT 506, respectively.
- List of courses taken in the field with titles/authors of textbooks used
Take the following 36 units:
Five mathematics content courses:
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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