This program allows those who have an undergraduate degree with a major in mathematics to earn a Master of Teaching (MT) degree. Program completers are eligible for initial licensure with endorsement in Mathematics Education, grades 6-12. You may add a second area of endorsement (e.g., ESOL, Special Education) to your program of studies. If interested in this option, seek permission from your advisor and the Office of Teacher Education. Completing two endorsements requires careful planning.
For detailed information about policies and procedures, view the Teacher Education Student Handbook.
Prerequisites and Admission Requirements
To be eligible for admission, you must:
1. Possess an undergraduate degree with coursework in calculus (through multivariate), differential equations, linear algebra, and at least 4 additional courses from the following: modern or abstract algebra, analysis, probability theory, mathematical statistics, geometry, history of mathematics, discrete mathematics, and a programming course.
2. Meet general studies requirements: 12 hours mathematics and science, 6 hours in English/composition/literature, 6 hours of historical studies across American history and world history or western civilization, as well as courses representing the humanities and the social sciences.
3. Complete the online application for admission and submit supporting materials, including official transcripts and test scores by February 15. (NOTE: applicants may upload unofficial transcripts with applications, but will need to provide official transcripts before they can matriculate.) Test scores include GREs that meet targets--at or above 450/150 (verbal), 530/145 (quantitative), 4.0 (analytical writing). Applicants must also submit test scores on ONE of the following:
SATs taken prior to 4/1/95—score of 1000, with at least 450 verbal and 510 math; if taken after 4/1/95—score of 1100, with at least 530 verbal, 530 math, OR
ACTs: taken prior to 4/1/95—score of 1100, with at least 450 verbal, 510 math; if taken after 4/1/95—composite score of 24, with at least 22 in math, 46 English Plus Reading score, OR
PRAXIS I: 178 math, 178 reading, 175 writing or 532 composite score, OR
VCLA: Reading and Writing as an optional assessment for the PRAXIS I reading and writing tests--writing subtest of 235, reading subtest of 235, composite score of 470--in combination with qualifying math scores from SATs and ACTs.
Application Due Date
All Master of Teaching students are required to complete 5 credits in the Curry Participant Pool in each year of their program.
You must complete coursework, practica, and assessments required for licensure by the dates listed in the Course Outline below. To earn the MT, you will need at least 30 graduate credits (course numbers above 5000, not counting Teaching Associateship credits). At least 6 graduate credits must be in mathematics, preferably in areas outlined above in "Prerequisites and Admissions Requirements."
In addition to federal loans, grants, scholarships and work study, possible sources of funding include Curry Foundation Scholarships. Foundation awards are made mid-year; several are earmarked for TED students. Check with the Office of Financial Aid for other funding sources, including the federal TEACH grant.
Typical Length of Study
The program takes a minimum of two years. It is possible to accelerate the program, however. Check with your advisor to see if you are eligible for this option.
Semester of Entry:
Full or Part Time:
Use the sample course outline below to map your coursework in Curry and to determine which semesters you can enroll in Arts and Sciences courses required for your major and licensure.
___EDLF 5011: Adolescent Learning & Development (3 cr.)
___EDIS 3882: Field Experience (1 cr.)
___EDIS 5020: Instruction & Assessment (3 cr.)
___EDIS 5440: Applied Teaching with Technology (2 cr.)--fall or spring semester
___EDIS 4884: Field Experience (1 cr.)
___EDIS 5450: Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools I (3 cr.)
___EDIS 5710: Content Area Reading (3 cr.)--fall or spring semester
___Math courses as needed
___By December 1, submit the Teaching Associateship Application (a form on which you request a student teaching placement) to the Office of Teacher Education.
___EDIS 5000: Exceptional Learner (3 cr.)--spring or summer session
___EDIS 5030: Curriculum & Management (3 cr.)
___EDIS 3882: Field Experience (1 cr.)
___EDIS 4884: Field Experience (1 credit)
___EDIS 5451: Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School II (3 cr.)
___Math courses as needed
___Complete the online module Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding for Educators. Print out the certificate of completion and make one copy for the Office of Teacher Education. Keep the original for your personal records.
___By April 15, complete 5 credits in the Curry Participant Pool.
___By May 1, take and pass the reading and writing portions of the Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment (VCLA). Print a copy of your scores for your personal records. You will need this document when you apply for licensure at the end of the program.
Summer Session (if accelerating the program):
___Register for coursework on the Summer Session website.
___EDIS 7991: Field Project (3 cr.)--a portion of the course will be completed in the fall.
___EDIS 7100: Contemporary Issues (3 cr.)
Fall Semester -- Only the classes below can be taken during the semester.
___By August 1, take and pass the Praxis II Content Exam offered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). Print a copy of your test results for your personal records.
___EDIS 5874: Seminar: Teaching Associateship – Mathematics (3 cr.)
___EDIS 5884: Teaching Associateship – Mathematics (12 cr.)
___If graduating in December, apply for graduation no later than October 1. On the Curry form, be sure to list primary and secondary endorsements (If relevant). Take your application to Curry's Office of Admission (106 Bavaro Hall). Use a paperclip to attach copies of required licensure materials (e.g., test scores, College Verification Form, Request for Initial Licensure). Licensure documents can be found in on the VDOE website under "Application for a Virginia License". Make sure the address you list on licensure materials is the one where you will be receiving mail between December and February.
___If planning to enroll as a part-time (fewer than 12 cr.) during the spring, complete a Change of Status form and submit it to the Teacher Education Office by October 15.
___EDIS 7991: Field Project (3 credits)
___EDIS 7100: Contemporary Educational Issues (3 credits)
___Other coursework needed
___By April 15, complete 5 credits (3 credits if graduating in December) in the Curry Participant Pool.
___If graduating in May, apply for graduation no later than February 1. On the Curry form, be sure to list primary and secondary endorsements (if relevant). Take your application to Curry's Office of Admission (106 Bavaro Hall). Use a paperclip to attach copies of required licensure materials (e.g., test scores, College Verification Form, Request for Initial Licensure). Licensure documents can be found on the VDOE website under "Application for a Virginia License". Make sure the address you list on licensure materials is the one where you will be receiving mail between May and August.