UNI to offer Mathematics master's degree programs at a distance - Middle Grades (4-8), Secondary Teaching and Community College Teaching
University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its upcoming cohort degree programs, beginning in the summer of 2013 and leading to a Master of Arts in Mathematics for the Middle Grades, Secondary Teaching, or Community College Teaching. The Middle Grades program is built around a core foundation of strategies that include teaching and learning mathematics, implementing programs, understanding school mathematics goals, and providing leadership in bringing about change. The Secondary Teaching and Community College Teaching programs are designed to incorporate a dynamic relationship between theory and practice, and focus on the development of teachers as reflective practitioners and lead teachers.
A recent graduate stated, “The program has influenced every aspect of how mathematics is viewed by my students and me…. It has moved my teaching practice to one that strives for deeper understanding of mathematical concepts, high students expectations, and causes me to enjoy teaching more.”
The programs are designed in a way that encourages teachers and university faculty to work together as professional colleagues, fostering mutual support to grow and take risks. Program content, understandings and experiences are directly and explicitly linked to the world of practice.
These MA degrees will be earned at a distance, with courses delivered online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning environment. Some summer courses may require limited on-campus attendance, in addition to eLearning. Courses begin in the summer of 2013 using a cohort model in which groups of students move through the course sequence together, with the degree to be awarded in the summer of 2015. Learn more about the program and how to apply
For information about additional offerings available through Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Northern Iowa, call 319-273-5970 or 800-772-1746.