Master of Mathematics for Teaching (MMT)

The MMT program is designed for those within the mathematics teacher community who seek a content-rich experience of mathematics to strengthen their work in classrooms. The program helps you prepare for leadership roles in developing mathematics curriculum and teacher training. The courses, which emphasize depth over breadth, are designed around mathematics for teaching and current research in mathematics education. The MMT program is specifically designed for candidates who hold an initial license for teaching mathematics and have taught a minimum of two years under that license.  The structure of the program, six-week summer sessions over the course of three summers and coursework as a part-time student over two academic years, was designed to work with your teaching schedule.

The MMT degree is a joint master’s degree between the School of Education and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GRS) and includes intensive study of mathematics and professional development.

  • The first summer focuses on an immersion experience in mathematics
  • The second summer broadens the immersion through a research experience in mathematics
  • The third summer centers on a field study in mathematics education

In the MMT program, you may earn a professional license for classroom teaching if you have the appropriate preliminary experience and hold an initial licensure. The professional license also requires a supervised mentored experience.

Program Fast Facts

  • Program Requirements: To view a listing of program requirements and coursework information, please visit the Boston University Bulletin for the Master of Mathematics for Teaching (MMT).
  • Program Duration: 3 years of part-time study. Full-time study is also an option.
  • Start Term: You may start the program in the summer, fall or spring semester.
  • Licensure: The MMT program is designed for candidates who hold an initial license for teaching mathematics and have taught a minimum of two years under that license.  Upon completion of the program, you may be licensed at the professional level to teach Mathematics grades 5–8 or 8–12.
  • Faculty Contact Information: Professor Suzanne Chapin,, 617-353-7105
  • Graduate Admissions Contact Information:, 617-353-4237

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.