The concentration offers courses tailored to meet the needs of practicing teachers aiming to

deepen their subject matter knowledge in secondary school mathematics and collegelevel mathematics content and curricula from an advanced perspective. This perspective considers not only the many interconnections among high school mathematics topics, but also their relationship to collegelevel mathematics.

enhance their pedagogical and curricular knowledge by investigating current issues and trends in mathematics education.

become more familiar with learning theories and research methods (both quantitative and qualitative) for conducting mathematics education research.

become members of professional learning communities and professional organizations and assume a more prominent role within the mathematics education community in the local and national contexts.
Admission Requirements
 A bachelor's degree with either an overall GPA of at least 3.0, or a GPA of at least 3.0 for collegelevel mathematics and statistics courses.

At least 18 semester hours of collegelevel mathematics courses (Calculus II and above)

At least 2 years of current secondary school teaching experience.
Students who do not meet all three criteria may be considered on a holistic basis.
Additional Admission Requirements

2 letters of recommendation

Current CV

Statement of Professional goals (~ 750 words)
Application Process
Applying to the MS in the Department of Mathematics consists of two steps: applying to the university and sending additional materials to the department. We do not review applications until all required materials listed below are submitted.

Apply for admission at the Toulouse Graduate School. You should order your official transcripts from your previous universities to be sent to the graduate school.

As a separate step in the application process, please email your CV, a statement of professional goals, and arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation sent to the department at mathedgrad@unt.edu. Letters of reference must be sent by the letter writer, not the applicant.
Program Contact
Dr. Nirmala Naresh
Nirmala.Naresh@unt.edu
Degree Requirements (36 SCH)

Any 4 of the following courses (12 SCH):
MATH 5110 Introduction to Analysis
MATH 5210 Numerical Analysis
MATH 5400 Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable
MATH 5460 Differential Equations
MATH 5500 Matrix Theory
MATH 5600 Introduction to Topology
MATH 5700 Selected Topics in Contemporary Mathematics 
Any 4 of the following courses (12 SCH):
MATH 5710 History of Mathematics with Technology
MATH 5720 Problemsolving for Secondary Teachers
MATH 5730 ProblemSolving in Calculus for Teaching
MATH 5740 ProblemSolving in Probability & Statistics for Teaching
MATH 5750 Selected Topics in Mathematics Education 
3 Electives (9 SCH)
Electives may be chosen from within or outside the department in consultation with and approval of the academic advisor.

MATH 5900 Professional Project (3 SCH)
Students will identify a collaborative research project with faculty through identifying an educational issue grounded in the context of their classroom teaching. They will review literature, develop a research question, design a methodology, gather, and analyze data, draw conclusions and implications, and possibly draft a paper to be published in a math ed journal. During the final term/semester, students must share key findings from their project through a formal presentation. Students will be highly encouraged to share their research findings beyond the department by presenting at regional conferences focused on mathematics or mathematics education (e.g. Texas MAA section meetings, Texas Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTETX), Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT).
Marketable Skills
 Creative and analytical thinking
 Creative problemsolving
 Mathematical writing
 Oral and written communication
 Apply Theory to Practice
 Conduct research
 Research presentation
 Pedagogical practices