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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Major, MMath

Intended primarily for teachers

Option Available

Course Only with Comprehensive Exam

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Distance Education

Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Before admission to the Master of Mathematics program, preference will be given to applicants who have either
    • Certification for teaching secondary mathematics in at least one state, or
    • Three years of elementary school, secondary school, or community college teaching experience. In exceptional circumstances, part of this admission requirement might be satisfied concurrently with course work, or
    • The three years of teaching experiences might be satisfied concurrently with course work
  • Applicants must have successfully completed one year of calculus (141-142 or equivalent) and a course in matrix algebra (251 or equivalent).

Credit Hours Required

30 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • Complete 30 graduate credit hours of course work of which 21 must be at the 500-level. The course work must include
    • MATH 400  
    • MATH 460   
    • MATH 504  
    • MATH 505  
    • MATH 506  
    • MATH 507 , and
    • MATH 509  (6 credit hours)
    • At most, 6 credit hours may be in areas outside the Department of Mathematics [e.g., Educational Administration (EDAM), Educational Psychology (EDPY), Instructional Technology (IT), Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE)] selected in consultation with the advisor.

Non-Course Requirements

  • Pass a final examination upon completion of all course work.