# Degree Plan

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree with a major in Mathematics is available in both a thesis (recommended) and a non-thesis option. The thesis option requires 24 hours of coursework plus the completion of a six-semester-hour thesis in Mathematics Education, while the non-thesis option requires 36 hours of coursework. A maximum of nine (9) of these hours can be taken from the 3300- and 4300-level courses listed below. Each student must have his or her courses approved by the Graduate Advisor in order to ensure adequate breadth of courses in the Mathematical Sciences. Any student in the nonthesis option is expected to conduct research, and graduate with a research paper approved by the faculty with whom MATH 5396 is taken.

## Math Education Component

### Required courses (6 credits hours)

- MATM 5360 Introduction to Research in Mathematics Education
- MATM 5365 Technology in Mathematics Classroom

## Math Content Component

### Suggested courses (18 credit hours)

- MATH 5370 Seminar: Algebra & Number Theory
- MATH 5370 Seminar: Algebraic Structures
- MATH 5370 Seminar: Axiomatic Geometry and Geometric Topology
- MATH 5370 Seminar: Probability and Statistics
- MATH 5370 Seminar: Topics in Advanced Calculus
- MATH 5311 Applied Mathematics

## Thesis Option

### Required courses (6 credit hours)

- MATH 5398 Thesis
- MATH 5399 Thesis

## Non-Thesis Option

### Suggested courses (9 cr.) + Required courses (3 cr.)

- MATM 5361 Research Methods in Mathematics Education
- MATM 5364 Quantitative Research in Mathematics Education
- MTED 5326 Cultural History, Epistemology, and Pedagogy of Mathematics
- MATH 5396 Graduate Research