MAT in Mathematics Education

Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree prepares you to teach secondary mathematics (grades 5-12) and leads to an initial license so that you can teach just about anywhere. Many teacher preparation programs only offer one methods course on teaching math. At BU, you take four! Courses on the teaching of algebra, geometry, and problem-solving blend the most up-to-date research on how students learn with how best to teach specific content. But that isn’t the only unusual thing about our program. Our program has two semesters of field experiences in classrooms where you have opportunities to practice what you are learning about classroom management, assessment, and meeting the needs of English language learners. And finally, because we know you love math, you can choose to enroll in a variety of mathematics courses including a summer immersion experience in number theory.

Essential Questions

More About Our Program

This program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in mathematics or have significant coursework in mathematics and wish to become a high school or middle school mathematics teacher.

Career Outcomes

  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Private Tutor
  • Mathematics Curriculum Leader

Program Requirements

  • Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.

Program Faculty

Greg Benoit, Lecturer, Assistant Director of the Earl Center

Aaron Brakoniecki, Lecturer, Program Director for Mathematics Education

Samuel Cook, Clinical Associate Professor

Leslie Dietiker, Associate Professor

Galina Dobrynina, Clinical Associate Professor

Lynsey Gibbons, Assistant Professor

Alejandra Salinas, Clinical Associate Professor

Meghan Shaughnessy, Assistant Professor

Contact Info

For more information about this program and requirements for admission please contact, Program Director, Dr. Aaron Brakoniecki, brak@bu.edu.

Next Steps

 

BU Wheelock Educator Preparation Programs Licensing Disclosure provides information about BU Wheelock state approved programs and how the educational requirements compare with those in other states. Education students in licensure programs should review this resource and contact edlic@bu.edu with questions.

Background Checks

Students who are admitted into BU Wheelock routinely participate in field experiences as a part of their respective program curriculum and requirements. Most field sites require criminal background checks to determine students’ eligibility for participation. History of a criminal background may disqualify students from participating in these required experiences, which in turn may impede the successful completion of one’s degree program