Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers

Admission Requirements

The student must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School. In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, the student must comply with the following departmental requirements. For full admission to the MAMST program, the applicant:

  1. must hold a bachelor’s degree and a standard secondary school teaching certificate in Mathematics;
  2. must have at least three years’ full-time teaching experience;
  3. must have a GPA of at least 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate work;
  4. must have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), achieving at least the 50th  percentile on the quantitative reasoning section of the general aptitude test; and
  5. must have completed undergraduate work equivalent to that required for the Idaho State University Teaching Major in Mathematics.

General Requirements

The MAMST degree requires the following:

  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree and a secondary teaching certificate in Mathematics.
  2. Completion of a program of study approved by the Graduate Committee of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Dean of the Graduate School.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 30 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree in courses numbered 5500 or above.
  4. Approval of semester papers as required by the Graduate Committee of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
  5. Satisfactory performance on comprehensive written and oral examinations on the student’s program of study.