Mathematics Education, M.A.
Graduates of the Department of Mathematics are well prepared to enter the professional workplace or to continue their education in mathematics.
The mission of the mathematics department is to provide an environment where students can learn and become competent users of mathematics and mathematical applications. Our students have the opportunity to work in computer labs and research groups to prepare for a variety of careers in teaching and industry.
The Teaching Mathematics program prepares students to teach at a variety of education levels, including the middle grades, secondary schools, and community colleges.
In Mathematics education. UNI graduates more future math teachers than any other institution in the state.
The UNI Department of Mathematics is home to a top-ranked online M.A. in math education program.
97% of graduates found success within 6 months of graduating.
Choose From Three Areas of Emphasis
Master of Arts in Mathematics (Secondary Teaching Emphasis)
The Master of Arts in Mathematics (Secondary Teaching Emphasis) is designed to extend the content and pedagogical knowledge of secondary school mathematics teachers. The program incorporates a dynamic relationship between theory and practice, and focuses on the development of teachers as reflective practitioners and lead teachers. The program is offered at a distance using a cohort model in which groups of students move through the coursework together, with courses delivered online via eLearning. Some summer courses may require limited on-campus attendance, in addition to eLearning. The program is offered as a non-thesis option only, however requires a culminating research paper.
The Master of Arts in Mathematics (Community College Teaching Emphasis)
The Master of Arts in Mathematics (Community College Teaching Emphasis) is designed to serve those preparing for a career in community college teaching or working professionals seeking career advancement. This is a mathematically robust degree program while program content, understandings and experiences are directly and explicitly linked to the world of practice. The program is offered at a distance using a cohort model in which groups of students move through the coursework together, with courses delivered online via eLearning. Some summer courses may require limited on-campus attendance, in addition to eLearning. The program is offered on a non-thesis option only, however it requires a culminating research paper.
Mathematics for the Middle Grades MA
The Mathematics for the Middle Grades MA program follows a professional development model that is set in the context of classroom practice. Program content, understandings and experiences are directly and explicitly linked to your teaching. As a member of a cohort of practicing middle grades mathematics teachers, you will find that the friendships, support, and camaraderie found in our program with other teachers going through similar experiences with you will be one of the most important aspects for helping you analyze your teaching and vital in the teacher change process. If you are interested in gaining new insights and ideas for improving your teaching and wish to examine, discuss and reflect upon the meaningful learning experiences you provide your mathematics students, then the Mathematics for the Middle Grades MA Program is right for you.
The Department of Mathematics offers paid Graduate Assistant positions to qualified students. Graduate assistants will be responsible for grading homework, in-class assignments, quizzes and tests for professors. Other duties include: tutoring in the Mathematics Laboratory; proctoring examinations for professors; occasional staffing of the front desk and other duties as needed by the Department of Mathematics.