Sep 27, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics for Teaching, M.A.T.

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This program provides an opportunity for secondary school teachers to broaden their background in mathematical science and connect this knowledge to current education practice.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will have a deeper and richer understanding of mathematics. In particular, they will

  1. Appreciate the aesthetics of mathematics
  2. Have knowledge of how advanced mathematics is reflected in teaching high school mathematics
  3. Be proficient at proof and problem solving, particularly as related to teaching high school mathematics
  4. Be better prepared to assume a leadership role in the mathematics community at their schools.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program should have completed an undergraduate program in mathematics or a closely related field. The applicant must have completed a minimum of six upper division courses in Mathematics with a 3.0 (“B”) average.

To be considered for admission, students must submit a Graduate Division application, the application fee, a statement of intent, and transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 as an undergraduate or a 3.0 GPA in at least 9 units of graduate level coursework is required. A letter of recommendation addressing the student’s mathematical background and teaching experience, if any, is also required.

Program Requirements

During the first semester of attendance, the student should prepare a program of study with a faculty advisor. A degree candidate is required to complete, with an average grade of at least 3.0 (“B”), a program of study that may include prerequisite undergraduate-level coursework, and that must include thirty or more semester hours of graduate-level coursework, as deemed appropriate by the advisor in consultation with the department. Of the graduate level coursework, at least fifteen semester hours are to be in Mathematics and fifteen in Education.

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