Description
The Master of Arts in the Teaching of Mathematics (MATM) degree enhances current and prospective teachers' mathematical knowledge while increasing their understanding of the current state of mathematics education research.
Admissions Requirements
Students must either have a teaching certificate or be in the process of earning one, having satisfied the entrance requirements for enrollment in a certification program in the College of Liberal Arts and Education. In particular, a passing score on the Michigan Basic Skills Test is required. Students must also have a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA 3.0, having attained mastery of college mathematics up to and including a year of Calculus, listed as MTH 1410 and MTH 1420 in the UDM undergraduate catalog.
Students not meeting all requirements may be admitted provisionally, in which case they are expected to make up their deficiencies while under supervision of their advisor prior to beginning graduate work. Courses taken to satisfy admission requirements may be taken for graduate credit, but do not count toward completion of the degree. Upon completion of these courses, a formal application to the program can be made to the College of Engineering and Science.
Degree Requirements
1. Three courses in pedagogy are required: 
   cr.  rec./lec.  lab. 
EDU 5000  Research Methods   3   
MED 5600  Psychology of Mathematics   3   
MED 5640  Instructional Technology   3   
2. Three courses in mathematical content are required:
* The student's advisor will assist in choosing alternative courses if any of these courses were taken as part of another program.
3. Three elective courses must be selected.
These may be any three MED courses or two MED courses and EDU 6090. These will total 9 credit hours.
4. The capstone experience of the program, completed after all other work, is the Research Project, MED 599 
   cr.  rec./lec.  lab. 
MED 5990  Research Project   3   
The requirements listed above apply to students who are now entering the program. Students admitted prior to the Fall 2004 semester may have different program requirements, and are permitted to retain their older program requirements if desired.
