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Master of Arts in Teaching (concentration in Mathematics)

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for students seeking initial teacher certification in Mathematics. The program shares the philosophy and conceptual base of the Zucker Family School of Education: Preparing Principled Educational Leaders who are knowledgeable, reflective, and ethical. In addition, students must demonstrate an understanding of essential knowledge and its application to the classroom through field experiences and a professional internship. Some of those areas of knowledge include human development, education foundations and research, as well as an understanding of the academic content the student proposes to teach.



  • Learn alongside some of the best graduate students in the lowcountry!
  • Make professional connections that can last a lifetime!

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is proud to announce that students can now take all Graduate Mathematics courses virtually, interacting with the teacher and other students in real time, from the comfort of your own home! We now give you the flexibility to come to campus for the "on-ground" version of the class, meet with us "online," or even see a recorded version of class when you are unable to attend.


Admission Requirements

  1. Complete the online graduate application along with the appropriate non-refundable application fee.
  2. An official transcript of the baccalaureate degree and all other undergraduate or graduate work from accredited colleges and universities. Applicants are expected to have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants with less than a 2.5 GPA may appeal to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and their application will be reviewed by the Program Director and the Department Head. The department recommendation will be forwarded to the Dean of Science and Mathematics for final action.
  3. An official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogy Test (MAT). The minimum combined score for the GRE on the verbal and quantitative sections of the general test is 290. The minimum score for the MAT is a raw score of 396.

Degree Requirements

COURSES CONTINUALLY UPDATED! Available courses such as MATH 514 cover topics including assessment, engaging students in classroom discourse, supporting struggling learners, and fostering equity in the mathematics classroom.

Required Mathematics Courses:

  • Calculus Sequence (MATH 131, MATH 132, MATH 231 or equivalent undergrad credit)
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 240 or equivalent undergrad credit)
  • MATH 521 Modern Geometry
  • MATH 542 Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 514 Methods of Middle/High School Mathematics
  • MATH 545 Applications of Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 532 Modern Algebra


Core Education Courses:
  • EDUC 500 Foundations of American Education OR
    EDUC 522 Critical Education Issues in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 514 The Exceptional Child in the School
  • EDUC 536 Educational Psychology
  • EDUC 512 Data Collection and Analysis
  • EDUC 588 Foundations of Literacy


Education Methods Courses

  • EDUC 501 Methods and Materials of Middle and High School Teaching
  • EDUC 592 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
  • EDUC 520 Professional Internship


For more information about the program or admission requirements, please contact Dr. Richard Robinson, Program Director (phone: 843-953-9676, email: or Dr. Mei Chen, Department Head (phone: 843-953-7882, e-mail:

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