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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Major, MMath

Intended primarily for teachers

Option Available

Coursework 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 coursework, or
    • The three years of teaching experiences might be satisfied concurrently with coursework
  • Applicants must have successfully completed one year of calculus (141-142 or equivalent) and a mathematics course beyond the calculus sequence.

Credit Hours Required

30 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • Complete 30 graduate credit hours of coursework of which 21 must be at the 500-level. The coursework must include
    • MATH 503   or  MATH 504 
    • MATH 505 
    • MATH 506 
    • MATH 507   or  MATH 508 
    • MATH 509 
    • MATH 510 
    • MATH 530   or  MATH 550 
    • Any graduate course in the MM program can serve as a source of ideas for portfolio projects. Students can also elect to take MATH 400  or MATH 460 . 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 portfolio examination upon completion of all coursework.