## Mathematics M.A.

(Select from two emphases)

## Degree Requirements - 30 Credits

## Liberal Arts Emphasis

Applications are not being accepted into the Liberal Arts Emphasis at this time.

## Required Emphasis Credits - 17 hours

MATH 510 Seminar in Mathematics (1)*(take twice)

MATH 540 Introduction to Topology (3)

MATH 545 Introductory Analysis (3)

MATH 560 Introductory Complex Variables (3)

## Required Elective Credits - 13 hours

Electives must have the approval of the advisor. Electives must be selected from 500-600 level MATH or STAT courses not including those designed for the Master of Arts: Teaching Emphasis (Exception: One of MATH 528 or MATH 529 may be selected as an elective).

Note(s): The departmental comprehensive examination will consist of two two-hour written examinations over the required sequences MATH 523 - MATH 525 and MATH 540 - MATH 545. An oral examination over the program up to two hours in length will be given upon successful completion of the written comprehensive.

Note(s): Students must submit an essay of approximately 500 words addressing their interest in the Master of Arts: Emphasis in Teaching Program and their educational goals.

## Teaching Emphasis

## Required Emphasis Credits - 9 hours

## MATH 534 Continuous Mathematics (3)

## MATH 543 Modern Geometry (3)

MED 600 Introduction to Research in Mathematics Education (3)

Note(s): MED 600 satisfies the Graduate School requirements for Introduction to Graduate Studies

## Elective Credits - 21 hours

At least twelve semester hours must be selected from group A and at least six semester hours must be selected from group B.

Group A (12 hours)

MATH 520 Functions and Equations (3)

MATH 528 Discrete Mathematics (3)

MATH 529 Mathematical Problem Solving (3)

MATH 537 Mathematical Modeling (3)

MATH 550 Applied Probability and Statistics (3)

MATH 591 Abstract Algebra and Number Theory (3)

Group B (6 hours)

MED 528 Teaching of Discrete Mathematics (2)

MED 534 Teaching Algebra and Trigonometry (2)

MED 550 Teaching Applied Probability and Statistics (2)

MED 595 Teaching Advanced Topics in Secondary School Mathematics (2)

MED 599 Action Research Project (1) (repeatable, 3 times)

MED 673 Teaching and Learning Mathematics on the Elementary Level (3)

MED 674 Teaching and Learning Mathematics on the Secondary Level (3)

Additional electives may be chosen from courses offered by the department or other departments with the approval of the student's advisor.

## Comprehensive Examinations

A student may select either one of the following options to satisfy the departmental comprehensive examination requirement. Normally, at least three faculty members will be involved in judging whether or not the selected option has been completed satisfactorily.

Option 1.A written examination over the three required courses and over one other course from Group B above (student's choice). Up to two hours of oral examination will be given upon successful completion of the written examination.Option 2.Completion of the Action Research Project involving the selection of a problem, review of relevant literature, plan, data analysis and discussion. A copy of this project must be filed with the department; in addition, the student must make a two hour presentation of the project. Students who choose this option are encouraged to take MED 599 to support their work on the project.

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