Master of Arts for Teachers in Mathematics

August 26

Next Start Date

30

Total Credit Hours

$365*

Cost Per Credit

3 ​Start Dates

Per Year

Awarded by the Department of Mathematics, the Master of Arts for Teachers degree is uniquely designed for secondary and middle-level mathematics teachers. The courses aim to deepen teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching by focusing on advanced mathematical concepts that underlie or have strong connections to the school curriculum. Most of the courses were developed in partnership with K–12 teachers. As a result, the content is rigorous yet grounded in the realities of K–12 classrooms. This degree can provide considerable value for teachers wishing to obtain an advanced degree that relates to and genuinely benefits their classrooms and for high school teachers wishing to teach dual credit courses or teach at a community college. Entry tests such as the GRE are not required. Create your future through applicable courses, expert faculty and a flexible program.

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Fuel Your Career with Purposeful Curriculum

The MAT program consists of 30 credit hours, comprising six courses in MATH and four elective courses. You can complete the program in as quickly as two years, while enrolled part-time (although the recommended time for full-time teachers is three years). 

Core Courses

  • MATH 804T: Experimentation, Conjecture and Reasoning 
  • MATH 805T: Discrete Mathematics 
  • MATH 806T: Number Theory and Cryptology 
  • MATH 807T: Using Mathematics to Understand our World 
  • MATH 809T: History of Mathematics 
  • MATH 810T: Algebra for Algebra Teachers 
  • MATH 811T: Functions for High School Teachers 
  • MATH 812T: Geometry for Geometry Teachers 
  • MATH 814T: Linear Algebra for Teachers 
  • MATH 816T: Math in the City for Teachers 
  • MATH 893: Using Technology to Aid in Problem Solving 
  • STAT 812T: Statistics for High School Teachers 

Teaching Middle-Level Mathematics Specialization

Electives and Specializations (24 credit hours)

  • TEAC 807A: Equitable Practices in Mathematics Education: Identity, Access, and Equity 
  • TEAC 807B: Equitable Practices in Mathematics Education: Teaching for Social Justice 
  • TEAC 807C: Equitable Practices in Mathematics Education: Classroom Discourse 
  • TEAC 808J: Improvement of Instruction in School Mathematics: Special Topics 
  • TEAC 836G: Professional Development: Mathematics Leadership 
  • TEAC 848G: Mathematics Curriculum Analysis and Design 
  • TEAC 849G: Assessment in Math Education 
  • TEAC 856P: Learning Models: Theories and Applications Specific to Mathematics Instruction 
  • TEAC 880E: Teaching with Technology 

 

Admission Requirements

No GRE/GMAT required

The MAT program accepts applications year-round and admits students on a rolling basis for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. 

A completed Graduate School application includes the following: 

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Completed graduate school application and application fee
  • Verification of English proficiency is required if native language is not English
  • GRE or GMAT scores are NOT required 
  • Current resume  
  • Statement of purpose 
  • Secondary or middle-level mathematics teaching certification OR currently teaching mathematics 

Application Deadlines

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Fall (August) Start

Admission Deadline: August 7

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Spring (January) Start

Admission Deadline: January 5

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Summer (May) Start

Admission Deadline: April 26

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Graduate tuition is assessed by the credit hour and the program. Professional programs may differ. See below for a full listing of the tuition rates that apply to the Master of Arts for Teachers program. Learn more about tuition and fees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including all estimated cost components.

Students are encouraged to:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the deadline to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships.
  • Check with your employer to see if they provide financial support for earning your graduate degree.

*The following tuition and fees were posted for the 2024-25 academic year. Rates are subject to change and will be posted on this page as soon as possible.

Resident Online Tuition and Fees

 

Per Credit Hour

3 Credit Hours

Online Tuition

$365.00

$1,095.00

Fees included in Online Tuition and Fees

Technology Fee

$11.00

$33.00

Library Fee

$8.25

$24.75

Online Course Fee

$35.00

$105.00

Registration Fee

 

$20.00

University Program and Facility Fees*

Waived

Waived

Total Online Tuition and Fees

$419.25

$1,277.75

Out-of-State Resident Online Tuition and Fees

 

Per Credit Hour

3 Credit Hours

Online Tuition

$724.00

$2,172.00

Fees included in Online Tuition and Fees

Technology Fee

$11.00

$33.00

Library Fee

$8.25

$24.75

Online Course Fee

$35.00

$105.00

Registration Fee

 

$20.00

University Program and Facility Fees*

Waived

Waived

Total Online Tuition and Fees

$778.25

$2,354.75

*The University Program and Facility Fees are only waived for online courses.

In accordance with Federal Financial Aid requirements, Nebraska provides an estimated Cost of Attendance as a standardized estimate of the overall cost of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a specific period. It represents the best estimate of expenses a student might expect to incur.

Contact

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matdegree@unl.edu

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