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MA in Teaching K-9 Mathematics (Not accepting students. On hold pending revision.)
General Admission Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching K-9 Mathematics Degree
1. A Bachelor's degree.
2. Current teaching certificate
3. Recommendations from three persons in the field of Education, one of whom has known the
student in a supervisory capacity.
4. Acceptance into the graduate program (see Admission Policies and Procedures as stated in the
catalog). To submit a Graduate Program Application click on the link GRADUATE STUDIES.
5. Graduate Record Exam
6. Demonstration of entry-level competency on an inventory of content knowledge for teaching
administered in the mathematics department.
Special requirements for Advancement to Candidacy:
1. Completion of university requirements as listed in advancement to candidacy section as stated in
2. Selection of master's program committee members as stated elsewhere in this catalog. See
Approved Third Member Policy.
1. Successful completion of all coursework and of a portfolio, written, and interview assessment
process focused on a synthesis of course content.
2. Successful completion of the research report and final oral presentation.
A master's research report should make an original and constructive contribution to the field of
mathematics teaching and learning, at least in exposition if not in new understanding. To this end, a
research report should demonstrate:
1. a mastery of a substantial body of mathematics content knowledge for teaching,
2. the ability to research and synthesize the literature on mathematics teaching and learning,
3. application of understanding in these areas by designing and conducting an applied research
project in mathematics teaching and learning, and
4. the ability to present the research report clearly.
The final written description of the research report and its results must be in APA format.
Each student shall complete a final oral presentation conducted by the chair of the candidate's master's
program committee. The master's program committee will consist of two faculty members representing the interdisciplinary content of the student's program, and a third member approved by the Graduate Office. The student will answer questions on his report posed by the committee. The final oral presentation will be open to all interested faculty and students and will be open to questions by outside members at the discretion of the committee.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Barbara L. Alvin
Department of Mathematics
Phone: (509) 359-2203
Dr. Keith V. Adolphson
Graduate Program Director for Mathematics Education
Department of Mathematics
Phone: (509) 359-6066
What will I study?
MATH 510 Number Sense for Teachers
MATH 511 Ratio & Proportion for Teachers
MATH 512 Geometric Reasoning for Teachers
MATH 513 Data Analysis & Probability for Teachers
MATH 514 Algebraic Reasoning for Teachers
MATH 515 Measurement for Teachers
MTED 524 Mathematics Curriculum in Elementary & Middle School
MTED 525 Assessment and Mathematics Learning
MATH 528 Problem-Centered Learning
MTED 592 Theory and Research in Mathematics Education
EDUC 520 Methods of Educational Research
MATH 601 Research Report
MATH 516 Calculus for Middle Level Teachers
MTED 526 Leadership in Mathematics Education
MTED 527 Technology in Mathematics Teaching & Learning
MTED 529 Topics in Mathematics Education**
MTED 593 Pedagogical Development Studies (may be repeated for maximum of 3 credits)
MTED 694 Mathematics Middle Level Teaching Internship
EDUC 517 Culture of the Middle School