Master of Arts in Education: Specialty Area Requirements for Mathematics Education
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 3.0.
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 sponsored programs.
A candidate’s personal statement must include a discussion of the required experiences.
Candidates seeking to complete a full-year internship should have most of the above experiences and must have substitute teaching experience.
At least one of the candidate’s letters of recommendation must address the candidate’s potential to succeed in graduate-level mathematics classes. At least one letter of recommendation must show the candidate’s suitability to work with secondary-level school children.
Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and disposition for teaching and may be interviewed.
Math Education Faculty:
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