Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics, M.A.

Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NJ,
A secondary objective of the master's is to increase the number of students in the middle grades who are academically prepared to succeed in a first course in algebra, either in middle school or when they enter high school. Students thus prepared will have more options in terms of high school course selection, post high school education and career paths. Teachers who successfully complete the master's degree will contribute to the achievement of this secondary objective in two ways. They will be teaching algebra to middle grades students and also be a resource to other teachers in their district who are teaching algebra.

About

The primary objective of the Master of Arts degree, Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics, is to increase the mathematical knowledge and related pedagogical skills of New Jersey middle grades mathematics teachers. The program is designed for teachers, with New Jersey teaching certificates in disciplines other than mathematics and closely related fields, who are teaching mathematics in the middle grades or preparing for such an assignment. The program of study provides teachers with a broad understanding of the fundamental principles underlying school mathematics while making connections to the mathematics they will teach and at the same time preparing them to be leaders in their schools, districts, and perhaps, at the state and regional level. The Common Core State Standards Mathematics (CCSSM) has been incorporated into our whole program. Teachers who successfully complete the sequence of eleven courses will be able to make connections across the mathematics curriculum and to other disciplines with in the framework of the CCSSAM. Their increased content knowledge and pedagogical skill will result in an observable, enhanced level of enthusiasm and comfort with mathematics, which will in turn foster a deeper understanding, and appreciation of mathematics in both their students and their colleagues.

Programme Structure

  • Technology in the Middle Grades Mathematics Curriculum
  • Mathematics Materials for Teachers of Mathematics
  • Approaching School Mathematics Through Applications
  • Curriculum Construction in Mathematics
  • Contemporary Teaching of Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education in the Elementary School
  • Workshop in Mathematics Education I
  • Workshop in Mathematics Education II
  • Technology in the Middle Grades Mathematics Curriculum
  • Curriculum Construction in Mathematics
  • Contemporary Teaching of Mathematics
  • Mathematics Materials for Teachers of Mathematics
  • Research Seminar in Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics Education in the Elementary School
  • Special Topics in Mathematics Education
  • Approaching School Mathematics Through Applications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

As an adult student applicant, your application will be considered based on a holistic review of the required credentials.
  • Official transcripts (high school and/or college, depending on your level of study)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Standardized test scores if available are optional. (SAT or ACT: Students submitting ACT scores, only, must have also take the optional writing portion or the scores will be deemed incomplete for the purpose of making a decision.)
  • Additional supporting documentation such as your résumé, awards, certificates, extra curricular activities
Though they take all factors into consideration when reviewing an adult student application, the Personal Statement is a particularly integral part of the admission process. Your ability to describe your activities and intentions in a clear, concise and thoughtful manner will be evaluated during the application review process. Full consideration and thought should be given to the Personal Statement. When crafting your Personal Statement, you should demonstrate what you have learned both from formal education and from life experiences. The Personal Statement provides you the opportunity to demonstrate the educational value of your experiences and how they should be evaluated against a college curriculum.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    972 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 972 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    972 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 972 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    674 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 674 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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