Master of Arts for Teachers: Concentration in Mathematics
M.A.T. Degree: Masters Program Type: Online Interest: Mathematics Program Type: International

Taught by staff that blends the contributions of UNL professors and outstanding K-12 master teachers, the combination ensures courses provide an advanced study of mathematical concepts in the high school curriculum while being "grounded" in the reality of the classroom.

The M.A.T. program includes the option for a focus on middle level mathematics. The specialization incorporates courses with a greater focus on mathematical content underlying middle level curricula in lieu of some courses designed exclusively for high school teachers.

Who should consider this degree

  • Individuals with a valid secondary mathematics teaching certificate.
  • Math teachers wanting to strengthen skills in pedagogy and deepen their knowledge of the mathematics they teach.
  • Math teachers wishing to ‘gear up’ for teaching to both the content and practice standards in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
  • Math teachers interested in pursuing a graduate degree that is relevant to their practice.
  • Teachers interested in collaborating with peers while continuing their education. 
  • Teachers in remote locations where distance is a barrier to networking and continuing education. 

Tuition & Fees For Master of Arts: Mathematics

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

Courses are designed to align with concept categories in the Common Core State Standards and with the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

  • Requires 36 credit hours of coursework (18 credit hours are graduate-only hours.)
  • AND, a written M.A.T. exam.
  • It is possible to transfer up to 18 graduate credit hours from other accredited institutions.
  • It is recommended that students take 3 credit hours per fall or spring semesters. Up to 12 semester hours can be completed during the summer.
  • Coursework must be completed within 10 consecutive calendar years and comply with academic credit policies.
  • For frequently asked questions about the MAT, see the FAQ page.

Face-to-Face Options

In addition to courses offered online, we offer condensed, face-to-face versions of M.A.T. courses on the UNL campus (or in other Nebraska locations) through the Nebraska Math & Science Summer Institutes (NMSSI).

Complete as many as 2 courses in 2 weeks (or 1 course in 1 week) while receiving special rates for university room and board, or discounted hotel rates. Nebraska teachers taking an NMSSI course are eligible to receive a 20% discount on tuition costs.

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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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