About the Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching Program
Who Should Apply?
The Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching degree (MAMT) offered through Mount Holyoke College’s Mathematics Leadership Programs, a division of the Professional and Graduate Education department, is designed for teachers, math coaches, math specialists, and math interventionists in grades K – 8 who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Having a teaching license is not required, however we are not an initial licensure program. The program is ideal for educators looking to strengthen their skills and expertise as math teachers and those who wish to enhance their professional credentials in order to become teacher leaders in mathematics education.
This program is built around the latest research and best practices in math education today. The core component of the work is the Developing Mathematical Ideas Curriculum. The two-year program involves three intensive summer sessions (3 weeks each) and two academic years of online work.
Each summer will consist of 3 weeks of courses, 2 focused on mathematics and 1 focused on educational leadership. Students may attend in person on our beautiful campus at Mount Holyoke College or online through our Virtual Leaning Environment during the summer sessions.
Each academic year will include 4 credits of mathematics work and 4 credits of educational leadership, all conducted online. The academic year online courses blend asynchronous assignments with live Virtual Learning Sessions. During the virtual learning sessions, participants have the option to attend in person on campus.
Program Learning Outcomes
Teachers completing the Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching Program will:
- Have a deep conceptual understanding of the mathematical content in each of the following mathematical domains appropriate to K- 8 grade levels: Counting & Cardinality, Number & Operations in Base Ten, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Measurement & Data, Geometry, Ratios & Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Functions.
- Understand how students make sense of the mathematical ideas in each domain and how these concepts and skills build from kindergarten through eighth grade.
- Appreciate the power and complexity of students’ mathematical thinking.
- Know what questions to ask of students that will deepen their mathematical understanding.
- Use and/or adapt curriculum to meet the needs of their students.
- Connect their experiences in the courses to current research from the field.
- Develop rich images of teacher leadership at all levels from sharing their classroom work to coaching and mentoring colleagues to leading professional learning opportunities to advocating for the profession.
- Participate in the mathematics education community at the local, state, or national level.
Credits and Cost
In total, the MAMT degree is based on 16 credits of synchronous summer sessions (on-campus or online) and 16 credits of online work completed during the academic year for a total of 32 credits. The tuition for the complete program is broken into 7 billing cycles over the two years. Total cost of the program is $24,500.
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