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2014-2015 EIU Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics (Secondary Mathematics Education Option)

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Program Mission for the Master of Arts in Mathematics with Secondary Mathematics Education Option: The Option in Secondary Mathematics Education, a predominantly summer program, strengthens the professional preparation of junior and senior high school teachers. Special courses required by the option allow students to share their experiences and to revitalize their teaching methods.

Admission Requirements: To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs”). GRE scores are required. In addition, applicants must submit evidence of successful completion of accredited teacher education programs from Eastern Illinois University or other equally accredited institutions. Applicants must also possess a valid teaching certificate. Two years teaching experience is highly recommended. Note: This is not a certificate granting program.

Degree Audit: The graduate plan of study is the EIU Degree Audit, which is generated automatically in the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) at the time of degree or certificate candidacy. Modifications of the standard EIU Degree Audit are submitted by the graduate coordinator to the certification officer in the Graduate School at the time modifications are approved. The Degree Audit serves as an unofficial summary of requirements for the program. Degree and certificate candidates are advised to review the comprehensive summary of the Degree Audit process specified on the “Requirements for All Degree and Certificate Candidates” section of the Graduate Catalog. Individual programs may require candidates to submit plans of study in addition to the Degree Audit, candidates should consult with the program coordinator.


Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Master of Arts in Mathematics with Secondary Education Option must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours without a thesis or 30 semester hours with a thesis selected and approved by the Mathematics Department as outlined below.

Curriculum for the 32 Hour Option Without a Thesis

Total. Credits: 32
(Mathematics Total. Credits: 28)

  • Graduate Education Courses. Credits: 4
    (Contact the department of education for current list of appropriate courses)

Specific Requirements in Mathematics are as follows

Curriculum for the 30 Hour Option With a Thesis

Total. Credits: 30
(Mathematics Total. Credits: 25)

Same as Non-Thesis option with the following changes:
No independent study required
MAT 5950 - Thesis. Credits: 3 to 6 required

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