Why Study Middle Grades 6-8 Math
Potential students has a bachelor degree, may enjoy working one of one with middle school-aged students, collecting data, and has enthusiasm to teach and talk about mathematics.
In the Middle Grades Math M.A.T. program, you will have a broad-base and comprehensive liberal arts education. In the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, you will learn the important skills, pedagogical knowledge, and dispositional requirements for teaching students in the middle school classroom in mathematics. Our education programs at APSU are all nationally accredited. Our programs have great relationships with local school districts and teacher candidates will be a part of the 21st century learning and teaching landscape.
In the Department of Teaching and Learning, you will have the opportunity to learn the skills required to be a professional educator. The Middle Grades Math M.A.T. program allows you to complete initial licensure requirements and earn your master’s degree in as few as 15 months. By completing this program, teacher candidates will be competitive candidates in the job market across the United States.
All classes are taught by dynamic and experienced faculty of the College of Education who have experience in public schools at all grade levels and in all subject areas and have all worked extensively in teacher education and leadership.
For information related to admission requirements or to view the courses within each program, please visit the graduate bulletin. To apply for admission, click here.
What will I Learn
- Student will learn the information and content to be an effective math teacher.
- Extensive hands-on practical experiences in the classroom with opportunities to teach students in individual settings, in small groups, and as the lead teacher in the classroom.
Sample Course Plan
Teaching: Middle Grades 6-8 Mathematics
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.
Please visit the Professional Licensure Disclosure webpage to review specific licensure information for your state and academic program.