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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
College of Social and Natural Sciences
Hagg-Sauer Hall 218-755-2880

Graduate Faculty

Dr. James Richards (Chair;, Dr. Eric Lund (Mathematics Program Coordinator;, Dr. Todd Frauenholtz, Dr. Clayton Knoshaug, Ms. Ivy Knoshaug, Dr. Colleen Livingston, Dr. Tom Richard, Dr. Glen Richgels, Dr. Susan Rosselet, Dr. Derek Webb, Dr. Randy Westhoff, Dr. Marty Wolf

Degree Offered

Master Of Science - Mathematics

This degree is intended for secondary school teachers of mathematics. The focus is on providing greater subject depth and advanced instructional methodologies. Students are offered a curriculum which is appropriate to both their individual needs and their needs relating to classroom instruction.

Note: For Professional Education Cognate Area in Mathematics, see "Professional Education: M.S.–Education."

Preparation Requirements

Applicants should have a licensed undergraduate teaching major or minor in mathematics.

University Requirements

See Section II, Graduate Study for degree requirements.

Course Work Requirements

I. Required Education Core

Note: ED 6108 has a prerequisite not required in this program.

ED 6100 Educational Research (3 credits)
ED 6107 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 credits)
or ED 6108 The Learning Community (3 credits)

Subtotal 6 Credits

II. Required Mathematics Core

Note: MATH 6350 has prerequisites not included in this program.

CS 6420 Classroom Integration of Computer Software (3 credits)
MATH 6350 Abstract Algebra for Secondary Teachers (3 credits)
MATH 6550 Geometry for Secondary Teachers (3 credits)

Subtotal 9 Credits

III. Required Guided Electives

A. Mathematics Electives:
Select from MATH 5054, MATH 5056, or MATH 5210 or above (8 credits)

B. Additional Electives: Select with prior consent of advisor (5 credits)

Subtotal 13 Credits

IV. Required Research

Note: Consult with advisor before registration for MATH 6980.

MATH 6980 Graduate Research Paper (2 credits)

Subtotal 2 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required for Degree 30 Credits

Competency Requirement

Instructional Technology: Completion of CS 6420, Classroom Integration of Computer Software, with a grade of "B" or better, or the equivalent as approved by the department.

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