Teaching of Mathematics, MS

for the Master of Science in Teaching of Mathematics


department chair: Jeremy Tyson

director of graduate studies: Lee DeVille


overview of admissions & requirements: https://math.illinois.edu/admissions/graduate-program-mathematics-admissions#MS-TeachingMath

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply


department website: http://www.math.illinois.edu

department faculty: https://math.illinois.edu/research/faculty-research and https://math.illinois.edu/directory/faculty-by-type


college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


department office: 273 Altgeld Hall, 1409 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 333-5749

email: math-grad@illinois.edu


The MS in the Teaching of Mathematics is intended for those who wish to teach at the high school or community college level. It does not lead to certification to teach in public schools. The program requires 32 credit hours and can normally be completed in 18 months. Applications are accepted for Fall semester. 

A teaching assistantship and full tuition waiver (plus partial fee waiver) will be offered for three semesters to all admitted applicants who are native speakers of English or satisfy the English Proficiency Requirement for International Teaching Assistants.


Graduate Degree Programs in Mathematics

Actuarial Science, MS

Applied Mathematics, MS

Mathematics, MS

Mathematics, PhD

optional concentrations:

Actuarial Science & Risk Analytics

Computational Science and Engineering

Teaching of Mathematics, MS

Computational Science and Engineering

for the Master of Science in Teaching of Mathematics


For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Guide to Graduate Studies and the Graduate College Handbook.   

A rigorous course in algebra at the level of MATH 417 or above3 or 4
A rigorous course in analysis at the level of MATH 447 or above3 or 4
Coursework from the College of Education in courses related to the teaching of mathematics at the secondary or college level, subject to the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies in Mathematics.7-8
Total hours32

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
Specific course and sequence requirements must be met.
Two semesters of teaching under the supervision of a mentor in two categories
MATH 405, MATH 415, MATH 444, and MATH 499 cannot be counted toward this graduate degree.
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 24
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12 (8 in Math)
Minimum GPA: 3.0