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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, M.A. (Non-Thesis Portfolio Option)


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Students seeking an advanced degree in mathematics or statistics should consult with the graduate advisor of the department before enrolling in any courses. The department offers a number of graduate courses that are suitable for students who wish to complete a minor in mathematics or statistics.  

About the Program

The requirements listed below are in addition to the university and Graduate School   requirements. A student must fill out a degree plan after the end of the first long semester and before the start of the second long semester in the program. Each student’s program of study and committee must be approved by a graduate program representative from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

This degree is offered primarily for those students who wish to teach mathematics at the secondary level or at a junior/community college. This program consists of 36 hours of graduate work and the creation of a Portfolio. The portfolio will serve as written evidence of the experience and expertise acquired during the course of completing the M.A. degree. A minor in an approved area outside mathematics is permitted. Normally, work in the student’s second field of certification or work towards the Professional Teacher’s Certificate will be an acceptable minor area.

This plan calls for 36 hours of course work and and the creation of a Portfolio. Of the 36 hours of course work at least 24 hours must be in mathematics. Of the 6 sequences listed below, the student must complete at least three or the equivalent:

Transfer of Courses

With the permission of the graduate advisor:

1. One course (3 credit hours) may transfer towards a grad certificate provided there is an equivalent TTU course.

2. Two courses (6 credit hours) may transfer towards a master’s degree, provided there is an equivalent TTU course.

a. A core course/sequence from a master’s degree granting institution will not transfer.
b. Students can be exempted from a core course/sequence by passing the corresponding Ph.D. prelim exam at TTU.

3. Up to 10 courses (30 credit hours) from a doctoral degree granting institution may transfer towards a Ph.D. degree.

a. A core course/sequence from a Ph.D. degree granting institution may transfer if the student has passed the corresponding prelim exam at TTU.
b. No courses from a master’s degree granting institution will be granted transfer credit.

4. No course or credit from an undergraduate program will be allowed to transfer toward a graduate degree or certificate.

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