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Math for Secondary School Teachers

12 months
1245 USD/credit 37350 USD/year
1245 USD/credit 37350 USD/year
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Although the Master in Math for Secondary School Teachers from Marquette University is designed for teachers, it is also open to others who want to deepen their understanding of post-baccalaureate mathematics and mathematics education. Students may also choose core courses from the computational sciences program.


Master in Math for Secondary School Teachers from Marquette University's candidates follow an individualized course of study prepared in cooperation with the student's adviser and approved by the MSSC Graduate Committee, following one of the two options.

  • Plan A: 24 semester hours of course work thesis (for 6 credits)
  • Plan B: 30 semester hours of course work (10-20 page essay)

Under Plan A, a thesis and 24 semester hours are required. The thesis must be an original contribution to the discipline for which six hours of credit are normally given. 

Plan B requires a 10-20 page essay that demonstrates the candidate's ability to analyze and synthesize a particular area of research or professional practice, and 30 semester hours of course work. Students will automatically enter under Plan B and will need to consult with their adviser and the Graduate Committee if they wish to transfer to Plan A. 

Provided approval is obtained from the Graduate Committee your program may incorporate a limited number of courses from other departments, including psychology, education or science courses.

The MSSC Department is committed to serving teachers and provides a generous number of mathematics courses in the late afternoon or evening as well as some summer courses to accommodate teachers' work schedules.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program of study, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of an area of mathematics (e.g., algebra, analysis, geometry) and a mathematics-related area that has implications for teaching (e.g., mathematics curriculum, learning theory, history of mathematics, philosophy of mathematics), and the connections between the two.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge from learning outcome #1 to the classroom.
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • The Teaching of Mathematics
    • Concepts in Geometry and Calculus from an Advanced Standpoint
    • Concepts in High School Algebra and Number Theory from an Advanced Standpoint
    • Abstract Algebra 1
    • Intermediate Analysis 1
    • History of Mathematical Ideas

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details

    This program has rolling admission, which means you may apply any time before the specified dates.


    30 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • A completed online application form and fee.
    • Copies of all current and previous colleges/university transcripts except Marquette.1
    • Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's academic qualifications for graduate study in the intended program.
    • A personal statement (short essay discussing your motivation to study).
    • For International Applicants only: A TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency. 

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      37350 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1245 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • National

      37350 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1245 USD per credit during 12 months.

    Living costs for Milwaukee

    1066 - 1767 USD /month
    Living costs

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


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