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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics Teaching (M.A.T.)

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Program:  Mathematics Teaching (M.A.T)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Kettler Hall 200 ~ 260-481-6225

Peter Dragnev, Chair
Douglas Weakley, Graduate Program Director

The master’s program in Mathematics Education is a 33 credit hour cohort program, carefully designed to provide professional growth for middle and secondary school mathematics teachers by scaffolding and intertwining theory and practice in mathematics education across four academic-year semesters and two summer sessions. The cohort begins in the spring semester (January of each academic year) and concludes formal course work in the summer session, three semesters later. During the fourth semester, you will complete an original research project and write a final report with the timeline for completion determined by your work and your advisors’ approval.

Please include a copy (not the original) of your current license with your application packet.

Academic Regulations

In addition to satisfying regulations that apply to all Purdue University graduate students, you must earn at least a grade of B in each course used to satisfy degree requirements. However, your advisory committee may agree to accept up to two courses in which you earn grades of C.

Teaching Assistantships

A limited number of half-time teaching assistantships (with the title graduate aide) are available, and provide tuition reduction and a stipend. Contact the department chair for details.

Program Requirements

Your plan of study must contain at least 33 credits, and normally will include the following courses:

Original Research Project

Students conduct an original research project and write a final report in their fourth semester.

Total Minimum Credits: 33

Student Responsibility

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study.    All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the Graduate Director.

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