The MATM program is designed to upgrade the mathematical and educational expertise of practicing (or those intending to be practicing) secondary teachers. Mathematics is best taught by people who know and enjoy mathematics, and the program seeks to produce individuals with strong mathematical backgrounds who are committed to the teaching of mathematics. The program is flexible so that a participant can build on his/her background without having to spend too much time doing remedial work.
The aim of the program is to train future leaders of the pre-college mathematics community - dedicated teachers who will be developing and refining classroom materials and be closely involved in the decisions affecting the future of pre-college mathematics.
This program fills a gap that presently occurs between existing Masters' degree programs in Education and the traditional Master of Science degree program in Mathematics. The former stress educational theory, method and practice, while the latter is regarded as preparatory for subsequent Doctoral studies or nonacademic employment. By contrast, the MATM program leads to a terminal degree, emphasizing subject knowledge but also recognizing the importance of further professional education course work.
|Contact Information for College of Education|
|Website||College of Education|
|Phone||(775) 784-4345 (Main)|
|Phone||(775) 784-4298 (Advising Center)|
William J Raggio Building
|Address||1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0278