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Prior to admission, students must have completed the Calculus sequence together with 12 semester hours of advanced courses in Mathematics (3300- or 4300-level). The student’s GPA for these 12 hours must be at least 3.0. (Students with a bachelor’s degree who do not satisfy these requirements must first enroll in the post-baccalaureate program at UTEP.) Since the degree is intended for current and future high school teachers of Mathematics, it is desirable that the student will have obtained a teaching certificate in Mathematics upon completion of the program. (Teaching certification courses are not part of the MAT program; students should consult the *College of Education* section for such information.)

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree with a major in Mathematics is available in both a thesis (recommended) and a non-thesis option. The thesis option requires 24 hours of coursework plus the completion of a six-semester-hour thesis in Mathematics Education, while the non-thesis option requires 36 hours of coursework. A maximum of nine (9) of these hours can be taken from the 3300- and 4300-level courses listed below. Each student must have his or her courses approved by the Graduate Advisor in order to ensure adequate breadth of courses in the Mathematical Sciences. Any student in the nonthesis option is expected to conduct research, and graduate with a research paper approved by the faculty with whom MATH 5396 is taken.

## Degree Plan

Required Credits: 30

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

MAT in Mathematics (All courses require a grade of C or better) | ||

Math Requirement: | ||

Select two courses from the following (or appropriate courses in the College of Education) | 6 | |

MATM 5360 | Intro to Research in Math Ed | 3 |

MATM 5365 | Tech in the Math Classroom | 3 |

Thesis/Non-Thesis Option: | ||

Select one sequence from the following: | 6-12 | |

Thesis Option: | ||

Thesis | ||

Non-Thesis Option: | ||

Graduate Research | ||

AND select three courses from the following: | ||

Seminar | ||

Research Methods in Math Ed | ||

Quant. Research in Math Ed | ||

Mathematical Statistics I | ||

Cult Hist Epistmlgy/Pedag Math | ||

Or appropriate courses in the College of Education | ||

Other Electives: | ||

Select eighteen additional hours of graduate MATH, STAT, or appropriate courses in the College of Education: ^{1} | 18 | |

Graduate Seminar | ||

Elemnts of Applied Functl Anal | ||

Applied Mathematics | ||

Partial Differential Equations | ||

Finite Element Methods I | ||

Principles of Analysis | ||

Principles of Algebra | ||

Numerical Analysis | ||

Comp Methods of Linear Algebra | ||

Real Variables | ||

Techniques in Optimization | ||

General Topology | ||

Numer Solution Part Diff Equat | ||

Numerical Optimization | ||

Interior-Point Methods for Lin | ||

Complex Variables | ||

Seminar | ||

Graduate Research | ||

Thesis | ||

Thesis | ||

Topics in Applied Mathematics | ||

Topics in Optimization | ||

Intro to Research in Math Ed | ||

Research Methods in Math Ed | ||

Quant. Research in Math Ed | ||

Tech in the Math Classroom | ||

Graduate Seminar | ||

Statistical Programming | ||

Applied Experimental Design | ||

Categorical Data Analysis | ||

Post-Genomic Analysis | ||

Special Topics | ||

Mathematical Statistics I | ||

Mathematical Statistics II | ||

Statistics in Research | ||

Stochastic Processes | ||

Multivariate Data Analysis | ||

Nonparametric Statistics | ||

Time Series Analysis | ||

Statistical Computing | ||

Graduate Research | ||

MS Thesis | ||

MS Thesis | ||

Intro to Statistical Analysis | ||

Introduction to Data Mining | ||

Statistical Data Mining | ||

Total Hours | 36-42 |

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