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Mathematics for Teaching

Harvard University

Master
12 months
Duration
35000 USD/year
35000 USD/year
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About

From Harvard University trained faculty, you'll learn new strategies in this Mathematics for Teaching program that will dramatically improve your ability to teach middle and high school students the math skills needed to succeed in life, work, and academia.

Overview

Key learning outcomes

This master's degree in Mathematics for Teaching offered by Harvard University will help you:

  • Build deeper knowledge of mathematics content, with a particular focus on middle and high school math classrooms.
  • Learn tactics that can improve student motivation through interactive problem-solving activities.
  • Develop an enhanced understanding of what it means to learn math and where mathematical misconceptions and student confusion can occur.

Program overview 

The degree includes 12 courses, with at least four courses taken on campus.

  • Get started. You begin by completing two stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While you are completing your second degree course, you submit your application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, year round, in the fall, spring, or summer. You are required to take at least four courses on campus. Three-week summer options available.
  • Complete a thesis or a capstone.
  • ​If you choose the thesis track, you work independently with a thesis director on in-depth research topic related to your professional goals. You'll emerge with a solid understanding of how educational research is executed and communicated, producing publishable quality results.
  • If you choose the capstone track, you'll work in a classroom setting with fellow master's candidates to investigate a variety of approaches to teaching, with the goal of helping you develop fresh, innovative approaches to communicating mathematics in the classroom.
  • Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Mathematics for Teaching.

Programme Structure

The Master of Liberal Arts, Mathematics for Teaching degree field consists of 12 courses, four of which you take on campus. Three-week summer sessions available. You choose between the thesis or capstone track.

12 Graduate Courses

  • Mathematical Foundations for Teaching Secondary School Math
  • 2 mathematical theory courses
  • Calculus 2
  • 1 pedagogy and lesson study course
  • 4 math for teaching electives
Additional Thesis Track Courses
  • Crafting the Thesis Proposal
  • Master's Thesis part one
  • Master's Thesis part two
Additional Capstone Track Courses
  • 2 additional math for teaching electives
  • 1 capstone course

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

To begin the admission process, you simply register—no application needed—for the following two, graduate-level degree courses:

  • MATH E-300 Mathematical Foundations for Teaching Secondary School Math
  • One mathematical theory course

The two courses don't need to be taken in a particular order or in the same semester, but each course must be completed with a grade of B or higher, without letting your overall Harvard cumulative GPA dip below 3.0. Before you enroll in any degree-applicable courses, you need to possess a bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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