# MAE: Secondary Mathematics

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**Master of Arts in Education: Specialty Area Requirements**

Secondary Mathematics

- A candidate must have or be completing an undergraduate degree in mathematics equivalent to the mathematics major requirements at Truman.
- A candidate’s certification GPA (all mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses included) must be at least a 2.75 with at least a 3.0 GPA preferred.
- A candidate’s quantitative GRE score must be at or above the 50th percentile with scores above the 70th percentile desired.
- Candidates must have earned a C or better in MATH 363 College Geometry (or its equivalent) and have passed either MATH 455 History of Mathematics I or MATH 456 History of Mathematics II (or the equivalent.)
- Candidates must have significant, pre-professional teaching experiences including some of the following: tutoring, grading, substitute teaching, attending professional conferences, and/or working with adolescents in summer programs.
- Candidates seeking to complete a full-year internship should have most of the above experiences.
- A candidate’s letters of recommendation must address the candidate’s potential to succeed in graduate-level mathematics classes as well as qualities related to teaching.
- A candidate’s personal statement should include a discussion of the required experiences.
- Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and disposition for teaching and may be interviewed.

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– Joe M., Mathematics & Physics Double Major