Teaching of Mathematics MTM

Note: Admissions have been suspended

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • An interest in the teaching of pre-university mathematics.
  • An adequate mathematical background including courses equivalent to: a) 6 credits in statistics-probability; b) 6 credits in advanced calculus; c) 6 credits in linear algebra and d) 3 credits in differential equations or algebraic systems.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate their capacity for graduate level work in some academic field, not necessarily mathematics.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Candidates will normally be interviewed to ensure their suitability for the program. Applicants with a deficiency in their academic background may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to or as a part of the regular graduate program. Promising candidates who lack the requirements for admission may be considered after having completed a qualifying program. Applicants without teaching experience may be admitted to the program provided they satisfy the Graduate Studies Committee of their potential for teaching or for educational research.

Degree Requirements

Please see the Mathematics and Statistics Courses page for course descriptions.

Teaching of Mathematics MTM (45 credits)

Teaching of Mathematics MTM Thesis Option

21

credits:

MATH 602 Readings in Mathematics Education I (3.00)
MATH 647 Readings in Mathematics Education II (3.00)
MATH 654 Thesis (15.00)

24credits chosen from eight additional 3-credit courses.

The choice of the option, the selection of the courses and the thesis or project topic must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Besides the courses listed, MTM students may take any MAST 600 or higher level course offered in the MSc program, subject to the Graduate Program Director’s approval. Students aspiring to become College mathematics teachers upon graduation will be encouraged to take at least three MSc mathematics courses.

Teaching of Mathematics MTM Project Option

12

credits:

MATH 602 Readings in Mathematics Education I (3.00)
MATH 603 Extended Project (9.00)

33

credits chosen from eleven additional 3-credit courses

The choice of the option, the selection of the courses and the thesis or project topic must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Besides the courses listed, MTM students may take any MAST 600 or higher level course offered in the MSc program, subject to the Graduate Program Director’s approval. Students aspiring to become College mathematics teachers upon graduation will be encouraged to take at least three MSc mathematics courses.

Teaching of Mathematics MTM Course Option

45

credits chosen from fifteen 3-credit courses

The choice of the option, the selection of the courses and the thesis or project topic must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Besides the courses listed, MTM students may take any MAST 600 or higher level course offered in the MSc program, subject to the Graduate Program Director’s approval. Students aspiring to become College mathematics teachers upon graduation will be encouraged to take at least three MSc mathematics courses.

Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) Courses

MATH 630 Topics in the Psychology of Mathematics Education (3.00)
MATH 649 Heuristics and Problem Solving (3.00)

Didactics of Mathematics (DM) Courses

MATH 624 Topics in Mathematics Education (3.00)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Courses

MATH 633 Applications of Technology in Mathematics Curriculum Development (3.00)
MATH 634 Computer Software and Mathematics Instruction (3.00)
MATH 639 Topics in Technology in Mathematics Education (3.00)

Research in Mathematics Education (RME) Courses

MATH 641 Survey of Research in Mathematics Education (3.00)
MATH 642 Research Methods for Mathematics Education (3.00)
MATH 645 Topics in Mathematics Education Research (3.00)
MATH 646 Research Internship (3.00)

Mathematics content courses (MC) Courses

MATH 601 Topics in Mathematics (3.00)
MATH 613 Topics in Number Theory (3.00)
MATH 616 Linear Algebra (3.00)
MATH 618 Topics in the Application of Mathematics (3.00)
MATH 621 Geometry (3.00)
MATH 622 Abstract Algebra (3.00)
MATH 625 Topology (3.00)
MATH 626 Analysis I (3.00)
MATH 627 Analysis II (3.00)
MATH 637 Statistics and Probability (3.00)
MATH 640 Topics in Logic (3.00)
MATH 648 Topics in the History of Mathematics (3.00)

Thesis or Extended Project (T/P) Courses

MATH 652 Seminar in Mathematics Education (3.00)
MATH 602 Readings in Mathematics Education I (3.00)
MATH 647 Readings in Mathematics Education II (3.00)
MATH 654 Thesis (15.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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