Study mathematical concepts and teaching methods, and prepare to share your passion
for math with the next generation.
Mathematical skills are foundational to everyday life. An M.Ed. in Mathematics from
UND equips you to teach those skills to middle and high school students — and to enter
a high-demand field.
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Why earn a master's degree in mathematics?
In an increasingly technological world, math teachers are in more demand than ever.
With an M.Ed. in Mathematics from UND, you'll be prepared to fill the gap as a middle
or high school math teacher.
The M.Ed. combines a strong foundation in mathematical concepts with coursework in
teaching methods. The program culminates in an independent study project that pulls
together everything you've learned.
As an M.Ed. student, you'll join a close-knit community of faculty and fellow students.
Graduate courses are small — as few as five students — giving you easy access to faculty
for advising and support.
Mathematics M.Ed. at UND
Practice your teaching skills by teaching Math Active Learning Lab courses and tutoring.
Volunteer to work with teenage math students in our annual Math Track Meet.
Immerse yourself in a topic of interest and complete a large-scale independent study
Choose an area of concentration and a cognate area.
Study with faculty who are experts in their areas of interest.
Year after year, American students fare poorly on international mathematics exams.
And year after year, the vast majority of states report that there aren't enough qualified
math teachers to meet demand.
For you, that means unlimited opportunity. Your M.Ed. in Mathematics from UND prepares
you to teach at the middle school or high school level in any type of school system,
or to work in curriculum development or educational research. Whatever path you take,
you'll help ensure that today's students have the mathematical skills they need to
When You Earn a master's degree in Mathematics
A master's degree in Mathematics gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
Java (Programming Language)
R (Programming Language)
UND Mathematics Alumni
Mathematics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
Unitedhealth Group, Inc.
Bismarck State College
Dynamic Signal, Inc.
Epic Systems Corporation
Mathematics Courses You Could Take
MATH 516. Applied Mathematics. 3 Credits.
The content of the course varies but includes current topics in applied mathematics such as: (1) ordinary or partial differential equations, (2) approximation theory and perturbation techniques, (3) modeling and computer simulation, (4) special functions, (5) numerical analysis, (6) variational methods, (7) transforms, (8) integral equations. Prerequisite: MATH 266 or consent of instructor.
MATH 576. Algebra and Geometry for Middle School Teachers. 3 Credits.
Algebra and Geometry course intended for middle school teachers: a) planning to qualify to teach middle school mathematics; or b) teachers looking to enrich their content knowledge in mathematics. Topics may include: rational number system, introduction to number theory, algebraic thinking, spatial reasoning and representation, introduction to Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, problem solving and pedagogical issues. May not be used in Ph.D. or Master's programs. Prerequisites: Licensed K-12 teacher, College Algebra, and instructor consent.
MATH 577. Calculus Concepts for Middle School Teachers. 3 Credits.
Calculus course intended for middle school teachers: a) planning to qualify to teach middle school mathematics; or b) teachers looking to enrich their content knowledge in mathematics. Topics may include: analysis of functions, mathematical modeling, limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, and pedagogical issues. May not be used in Ph.D. or Master's programs. Prerequisites: Licensed K-12 teacher, College Algebra, and instructor consent.
MATH 579A. Practicum in Middle School Mathematics. 2 Credits.
Teachers will use their content and pedagogical knowledge to plan lesson(s) and develop and implement an action research project in their school. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. May not be used in Ph.D. or Master's programs. Prerequisites: Licensed K-12 teacher, Math 276, 577 or 578 and instructor consent. Repeatable to 6 credits.
MATH 435. Theory of Numbers. 3 Credits.
Basic properties of numbers, including divisibility, primes, congruences, Diophantine equations and residue theory. Prerequisite: MATH 208 or 330. S.
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