Graduate Mathematics Courses

MAT 508  Technology-Enhanced Mathematics Instruction I
Technology tools for the math teacher for lesson preparation and presentations. Techniques for integrating dynamic computer software applications and the graphing calculator and its applications in teaching. Designing technology-based activities for mathematics instruction. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite: MAT 151. 3 credits.

MAT 514  Teaching Mathematics to Accelerated Students and Low Achievers
Characteristics and needs of low achievers and accelerated students in mathematics, and methods of effectively teaching those two student populations. 3 credits.

MAT 518  Technology-Enhanced Mathematics Instruction II
Techniques for creating new tools and using advanced options in dynamic software, writing and using calculator programs to enhance mathematics instruction, and designing inquiry-based activities using technology for mathematics instruction. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite : Grade of C or higher in MAT 508. 3 credits.

MAT 525  Probability and Statistics (Certification Program)
Descriptive statistics; introduction to probability theory; probability and sampling distributions; hypothesis testing and estimation; non-parametric tests. 4 credits.

MAT 526  Probability and Applied Statistics II
Linear regression and correlation, analysis of variance and applications. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MAT 525 or departmental permission. 3 credits.

MAT 530  Foundation of Geometry
An axiomatic development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite : Grade of C or higher in MAT 250. 3 credits.

MAT 541 Topics in Real Analysis
The real numbers as a metric space, limits in metric spaces, integration, topics in calculus of two and three variables, applications. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in both MAT 151 and MAT 250 and admission to M.S. Program in mathematical education or departmental permission. 4 credits.

MAT 560  Topology
Metric spaces and fundamental concepts, topological spaces, subspaces and product spaces, countability properties, separation properties, compactness, and connectedness. Prerequisite: Grade of C of higher in MAT 250. 3 credits.

MAT 573  Algebraic Structures I (Certification Program)
Matrices and vectors; systems of linear equations; introduction to groups, rings, fields and vector spaces; linear and affine transformations. Certification only. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MAT 250. 4 credits.

MAT 574  Algebraic Structures II
Direct products and factor groups; ideals and factor rings; polynomial rings; extension fields; introduction to Galois theory. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MAT 573 or departmental permission. 3 credits.

MAT 580  Introduction to Research in Mathematics Education
Examines a general overview of social science research, a brief history of mathematics education research, and the application of experimental, descriptive, qualitative, and meta-analysis methods in the field of mathematics education. Prerequisites: MAT 525 or equivalent.

MAT 590  Thesis Seminar
Research and writing of the thesis in the area of concentration, under the direction of a mathematics department faculty member. For specific details, consult the chairperson or graduate coordinator of the department. Prerequisite : departmental permission. 6 credits.

MAT 595  Seminar in Mathematics Education
Current issues in mathematics education. 3 credits.

MAT 600  Independent Study
Provides qualified students with an opportunity for independent study and careful discussion from an advanced standpoint of selected topics in mathematics. Prerequisite : departmental permission. 1-3 credits.