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Mathematics, M.A.T.

Advance your career in education with the IU Online Master of Arts for Teachers in Mathematics. This program combines coursework in education and mathematics to expand your college-level teaching skills. 

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 30

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $332.44

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $491.08

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

Learn how to analyze and interpret mathematical data for real-world applications and to apply the best methods for teaching these lessons to an undergraduate audience. In the mathematics component of the program, you'll develop advanced knowledge in three mathematical areas of focus.

The educational component of the program covers instruction and curriculum, assessment, diversity and inclusive teaching, and research. Learn how to apply the science and art of teaching to college-level instruction.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must have a bachelor's degree. 
To apply to this program:

You must have completed two courses from the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. 

Application Dates

Fall semester: Aug 1

Spring semester: Jan 1

Summer I semester: May 1

Summer II semester: Jun 15

Specific areas of focus include:

  • Algebra 
  • Analysis 
  • Topology and geometry 
  • Differential equations and applications
  • Probability and statistics  

The stackable structure of the M.A.T. in Mathematics is ideal for high school and community college educators wanting to teach dual-credit courses, or for high school educators wanting to teach at the community college level. This program is designed to help you meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses in mathematics to hold either a master's degree in mathematics or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.   

  • If you need both discipline-specific coursework and a master's degree, the M.A.T. in Mathematics meets HLC standards. 
  • If you already hold a master's degree in a discipline other than mathematics, you can meet HLC standards by completing the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

To earn the M.A.T. in Mathematics, you must complete 30 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core course (9 credit hours) 
  • Electives (9 credit hours)  
  • Education component (12 credit hours)


Samples courses for the M.A.T. in Mathematics include the following:

Samples courses for the MAT in Mathematics
Course Number Course Name Credits

EDUC-H 520

Social Issues in Education

3 Credits

EDUC-J 500

Instruction in the Context of Curriculum

3 Credits

EDUC-Y 520

Strategies for Educational Inquiry

3 Credits

MATH-T 601

Topics in Algebra

3 Credits

MATH-T 610

Topics in Analysis

3 Credits

MATH-T 620

Topics in Topology/Geometry

3 Credits

MATH-T 640

Topics in Differential Equations and Applications

3 Credits

MATH-T 650

Topics in Probability/Statistics

3 Credits

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