24 months
671 USD/credit 15097 USD/year
671 USD/credit 15097 USD/year
444 USD/credit 9990 USD/year
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The Masters of Science in Mathematics for Teachers at Portland State University is designed for people interested in strengthening their understanding of mathematics to enrich the teaching of mathematics. The program prepares teachers in subjects such as geometry, algebra, analysis/calculus, probability, statistics, discrete mathematics, and the use of calculators and computers. 

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Mathematics for Teachers Mission

  • We serve and sustain a vibrant urban region through our creativity, collective knowledge and expertise.
  • We are dedicated to collaborative learning, innovative research, sustainability and community engagement.
  • We educate a diverse community of lifelong learners.
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  • An anchor institution, providing the Portland region with a highly educated population, substantial economic impact, and distinctive contributions to its culture.
  • Contributing unique scholarship and research that support quality of life through problem solving.
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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability for Math Teachers
  • Statistics for Math Teachers
  • Topics in Algebra for Math Teachers 
  • Topics in the History of Mathematics
  • Computing Technology for Math Teachers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

This program currently offers rolling admissions for each term (fall, winter, spring, summer). The application closes 2 weeks before the term starts. 


45 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program is intended for individuals with a mathematics degree or a strong background in mathematics. In order to be admitted to the MS-MTCH program, the applicant's transcript must show successful completion of undergraduate courses in at least the following subjects: linear algebra,  introductory analysis/advanced calculus, college geometry, and abstract algebra/group theory. (PSU's equivalent courses are: MTH 261, MTH 311, MTH 338, and MTH 344.) Undergraduate courses in introductory statistics and discrete mathematics are recommended.
  • In addition to program prerequisites, applicants must meet the university's minimum admission requirements including English language proficiency. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15097 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15097 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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