Master of Arts in Teaching: Mathematics/Mathematics Teacher Leader

A. Embry

"An advancing society is one that values education. The faculty of the mathematics department at Murray State prepared me with the content knowledge and leadership skills to become a successful educator at the high school and college level."

Anthony Brent Embry
M.A.T. in Mathematics, 2014

 

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program is designed for certified teachers who wish to strengthen their background in mathematics and keep up with current information in educational theory, curriculum and research. The program provides for both reasonable depth in the mathematics area and graduate-level exposure in supporting disciplines. Completion of this program fulfills the requirements for Rank II classification. A student portfolio is required.

(see also: Master of Arts in Education - Secondary Teacher Leader with Mathematics Concentration)

 

Degree Requirements (2016-2017 Academic Bulletin):

NON-THESIS REQUIREMENTS ONLY

Total Course Requirements: 33 hours
MAT or STA courses, 600- or 700-level: (18 hours)

Education Courses
EDU 600 Introduction to Teacher Leadership
EDU 631 Classroom Management and Student Motivation
EDU 633 Curriculum Development
EDU 637 Instruction for Diverse Learners
EDU 639 Research to Improve Student Learning
EDU 640 Exit Seminar in Teacher Leadership

Other Degree Requirements
• Students must complete EDU 600 before enrolling in EDU 639

 

Requirements for Admission:

Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (see Graduate Admissions). Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission to the M.A.T. program are as follows.

Unconditional
• Completion of requirements for teaching certification.
• Documentation of secondary teacher certification in the United States or comparable teacher qualification document from another country.
• Documentation of current certification for the duration of the program.
• Minor in mathematics with 3.0 minimum mathematics GPA.

Conditional
• See MSU requirements (see Graduate Admissions) and conditional admission requirements for certification (see College of Education and Human Services).
• Completion of requirements for teaching certification.
• Documentation of primary, middle, or secondary teacher certification in the United States or comparable teacher qualification document from another country.
• Documentation of current certification for the duration of the program.
• At least two calculus courses and two approved upper-level mathematics courses; and
• Two letters of recommendation from college teachers addressing the ability of the student to complete an M.A.T. degree in mathematics.