University offers the only graduate program in the area for
career-changers planning to teach mathematics at the community college
level. The program meets on the weekends and can be completed in 27
months. It is not necessary to have been a math major to enter this
program. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have learned
basic concepts and techniques including
and integral calculus of one and several variables, numerical
algorithms related to calculus, and implementation of these algorithms
using graphing calculators and web-based software
- Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry using software packages that emphasize content connected to the high school curriculum
- Discrete mathematical structures with an emphasis on logic, proof, and mathematical reasoning
- Probability and statistics with an introduction to combinatorics
- History of elementary number theory, algebra, and geometry
- Topics in abstract algebra which relate to high school courses in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
- Differential equations and advanced linear algebra
- Topics in real analysis with an emphasis on improving calculus instruction
Students will also study
- Issues relating to the structure of mathematics curricula
- Methods and current research results for teaching mathematics
- Use of graphing calculators and web-based software as teaching tools
Location and Schedule:
The program meets primarily on weekends at the Lincoln Park Campus (Sheffield and Fullerton Avenues).
Length of the program:
courses during the academic year at Lincoln Park meet five or six days
on weekends. The program can be completed in as little as 27 months or
over a longer period of time depending upon the needs of the individual.
credit hours on the quarter system consisting of mathematical content
and pedagogy directly tied to community college teaching.
program is for career-changers planning to teach community college
mathematics or for teachers who want to upgrade their skills and earn a
Master's degree. It is not necessary to have been a math major to enter
this program. Apply Online
Detailed information about course offerings and class dates are made available in advance so that students can plan.
See Graduate Admission & Aid for information about applying for graduate student loans, assistantships and scholarships.
Graduate Information Session
join us for an information session featuring DePaul's graduate program
in Mathematics Education. At the information sessions you will have the
opportunity to learn about program content, admission requirements, and
meet with program faculty. To view current schedule and register for
sessions, go to www.depaul.edu/mamedevents.