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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching Mathematics, M.A.T.

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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. If an upper division course in algebra is not included in the six courses required as prerequisites, a student entering the program will be required to take an upper division algebra course.

To be considered for admission, students must submit a Graduate Division application, $50 application fee, a statement of intent, and transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. A cumulative GPA of 2.8 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. Available courses in Mathematics include topics courses in Real Variables, Complex Variables, Algebraic Structures, Geometry, Topology, Numerical Analysis, Probability and Statistics, Mathematical Modeling, Operations Research, and History of Mathematics. All fifteen hours of work in Education are to be at the graduate level.

In addition, all candidates for the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics are required to register for and complete an approved project in mathematics or mathematics education, MATH 695 MAT Final Project . It is recommended that the student register for MATH 695  in the semester in which she or he intends to complete the project.

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