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The Master of Arts in Mathematics online program is intended for students who are secondary teachers who already hold teacher certification and are seeking rank change through earning a Master's degree. In addition, this program prepares teachers to teach dual credit classes and at a community college or technical school. Please note: This degree does not provide initial teacher certification or prepare a student for doctoral studies in mathematics.
The Department of Mathematics offers graduate assistantships to students in residence at WKU for $9,000 per semester, part of which can be applied directly to tuition.
The minimum requirements for acceptance are as follows:
2. Submit Required Materials:
During the first course in the program, TCHL 500, students will complete an assessment process that will be used in determining which TCHL core courses they must take. While enrolled in TCHL 500, master's candidates will use several documents, including their KTIP assessments or in-kind examples, dispositions self-surveys, referrals from school personnel, and their respective School Improvement Plan, to develop with their respective program advisors individualized programs of study of 31-34 hours related to Kentucky Teacher Standards and professional goals. Each student's program of study will include some or all of the TCHL courses, at least one content course specific to their initial teaching certification areas, plus additional education-related or content courses.The MA in Mathematics requires a minimum of 30 hours of graduate-level courses including the following:
In addition to courses outlines above, students must complete 2 elective courses. Online courses may be selected from the list below.
Students who successfully complete the proficiency examinations for TCHL 545 or TCHL 555 may graduate with 31 hours. However, students who successfully complete the proficiency examinations for TCHL 545 and TCHL 555 must substitute at least one education course with advisor approval to have a minimum of 31 hours to graduate.
Please note the following as you plan your program of study:
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