Graduate Programs

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers two degrees at the Master's level. Assistantships ranging from $9,000-$12,000 are available to full time students. Apply through the Graduate School by September 30 for Spring admission and March 30 for Fall admission.

Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (Secondary)

This program is designed for practicing teachers who are interested in furthering their secondary school teaching careers. The course of study follows the State of North Carolina guidelines for advanced (M) licensure in mathematics, and provides an excellent mix of graduate level mathematics with a focus on pedagogy. Students completing this program will have solid foundations in mathematics as well as knowledge of pedgogical issues such as educational leadership, effective classroom teaching and assessment strategies, and the use of technology in the classroom.

Admissions Requirements Synopsis
Admission to the graduate school (requires a complete application and satisfaction of admission requirements found here), a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a related field and North Carolina A licensure in secondary mathematics (or the equivalent from another state). Students without A licensure may be admitted under certain circumstances, but must agree to work towards A licensure while pursuing their graduate studies. Applicants without undergraduate degrees in mathematics should expect to complete a three-course sequence in calculus and courses in statistics, linear algebra, and geometry before admission.

Master of Arts in Mathematics

This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a teaching career at the college level. The course of study follows the AMATYC (Association of Mathematics at Two Year Colleges) guidelines, and provides an excellent mix of graduate level mathematics with attention to pedagogy. Students completing this program will have solid foundations in mathematics as well as knowledge of pedagogical issues such as collaborative learning, effective classroom teaching, assessment strategies, and the use of technology in the collegiate classroom.

Admissions Requirements Synopsis
Admission to the graduate school (requires a complete application and satisfaction of admission requirements found here), and a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a related field. Students must be prepared to take courses at the master's level that have undergraduate prerequisites of multivariate calculus, linear algebra, statistics, differential equations, modern algebra, and real analysis (or advanced calculus). Deficiencies in one of these courses may be remediated after admission under certain circumstances.

CONTACT

Mathematical Sciences
342 Walker Hall
121 Bodenheimer Dr
Boone, NC 28608
828-262-3050
828-265-8617 fax

Department Chairperson
Dr. Mark C. Ginn
ginnmc@appstate.edu

Assistant Chairperson
Dr. Rick Klima
klimare@appstate.edu

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