MA Program for Secondary Math Teachers

(MST program)

Kent State University

Mailing address

MST program
Jenya Soprunova
Dept. of Math Sciences
Kent State University
Math & CS Building
Summit Street, Kent OH 44242


Jenya Soprunova
soprunova [at]

    The students are required to take at least 32 semester hours of graduate credit with at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level and 22 semester hours in mathematics. The program features new graduate-level courses with advanced content directed at secondary teachers, offered in the evenings and during the summer. If the student follows the recommended coursework path the degree would be completed in three years. The student's program is designed by an advisory committee, consisting of members of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and TLCS (Education). Through an initial interview, the advisory committee helps the student clarify his or her educational objectives and formulate a graduate program that reflects a balance among professional needs, academic training and related outside interests. Students in the mathematics for teachers program are required to pass a final qualifying examination in general mathematics.

    Recommended Coursework (3 years):

  • 9 hours of Curriculum and Instruction courses at 60000 level: three 3-hour courses. These courses are offered in the evenings with one class meeting a week.
    • C&I 67225 Research in Mathematic Education (Fall, each year)
    • C&I 67791 Seminar in Mathematics Education (Spring, even years only)
    • C&I 67224 Teaching Mathematics Using Computers (Fall, each year)
  • 15 hours MATH at 50000 level: The students are expected to pick five courses from the list below. First four courses are new graduate-level courses specially designed for the program and taught in the evenings with one class meeting a week. They are offered in the Fall and Spring on 2-year rotation basis. The remaining courses are regular departments' graduate courses appropriate for secondary teachers. At least two or three of them are usually offered during the summer. Other regular graduate courses may also work. Course descriptions for regular classes are available at
    • MATH 57091 Algebra for High-School Teachers, Fall 13
    • MATH 57091 Geometry for High-School Teachers, Spring 15
    • MATH 57091 Applied Math for High-School Teachers, Spring 14
    • MATH 57091 Probability and Statistics for High-School Teachers, Fall 14
    • MATH 52041 Advanced Calculus
    • MATH 51021 Theory of Matrices
    • MATH 55022 Linear Geometry
    • MATH 57091 Euclidean/ Non-Euclidean Geometry
    • MATH 52201 Intro to Scientific Computing I
    • MATH 57011 Theory of Numbers
    • MATH 52021 Graph Theory and Combinatorics
    • MATH 50011 Introduction to Probability Theory and Applications
    • MATH 52024 Numbers and Games
  • 8 hours of MATH courses at 60000 level. Secondary Math from Advanced Perspective is a new seminar-style sequence of two 3 hour courses. The sequence will prepare students for a Capstone Project.
    • MATH 64091 Seminar in Mathematics Education: Secondary Math from Advanced Perspective I, Fall 15
    • MATH 64091 Seminar in Mathematics Education: Secondary Math from Advanced Perspective II, Spring 16
    • Capstone Project directed by Math faculty (2 hours)