Mathematics (M.S.T.)

The Master of Science for Teachers program in Mathematics is designed to enable teachers to:

  • deepen and broaden their mathematics background in core areas of geometry, algebra, and analysis
  • explore new content areas of mathematics
  • interact with supportive faculty and students in small classes
  • share ideas and teaching approaches with teachers from different areas of the country and of the world
  • consider perspectives which allow them to help their own students learn mathematics more effectively
  • participate in workshops and seminars to extend their knowledge of mathematics and to promote innovative teaching

The program features a strong emphasis on mathematics content, while also providing opportunities for teachers to consider alternative approaches to pedagogy. The program is typically completed in three summers and is designed primarily for experienced teachers of secondary school mathematics.

Admission Requirement

Applicants for the degree of master of science for teachers (M.S.T.) in mathematics usually possess a background equivalent to at least a minor in mathematics and must have completed education courses sufficient for certification, or have three years teaching experience, or currently hold a full-time teaching position.


Please visit the Graduate School website for detailed instructions about applying to the MST program.

M.S.T. Degree Requirements

The program requires 30 credit hours of coursework, as outlined below:

MATH 900Bridges from the Classroom to Mathematics1
MATH 905Euclidean and non-Euclidean Geometries from a Synthetic Perspective3
MATH 906Analytic and Transformational Geometry3
MATH 909Probability and Statistics for Teachers3
MATH 913Graph Theory and Topics in Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 915Algebraic Structures3
MATH 918Analysis of Real Numbers3
MATH 925Problem Solving Seminar3
Select at least eight additional credit hours from courses numbered MATH 900- MATH 9298
Total Credits30

In addition, a concluding experience consisting of a mathematics portfolio and a comprehensive problem set is required.