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Mathematics for Teaching Admission Requirements

The master's program in Mathematics for Teaching welcomes both current teachers and career-changers, regardless of whether or not they were mathematics majors as undergraduates. To be eligible for admission, applicants need only hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants who were not undergraduate mathematics majors or minors or math education majors should contact the graduate program director Yevgenia Kashina ( to discuss how they can best prepare for the program.

Before enrolling in courses for the Mathematics for Teaching program, students must first demonstrate proficiency in Precalculus. This can be done either by scoring sufficiently high on the mathematics placement exam or by having earned a grade of B or higher in at least two Calculus classes.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit the following:

Application materials can be submitted through the online application or by email to Additionally, official electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution and can be emailed to Unofficial transcripts can be submitted for the application review. Official transcripts will be required upon admission. For international transcripts, follow the instructions on the International Student Admission Process page; do not send international transcripts directly to DePaul. Please make sure your name is on all documents.

Transcripts and other required credentials can also be mailed to:

The Office of Graduate Admission
College of Science and Health
DePaul University
2400 N Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Detailed application instructions are posted on the CSH Graduate Admissions page.

English Proficiency

International student applicants must submit proof of English language proficiency in order to be reviewed for admission. The College of Science and Health accepts scores from the TOEFL, the IELTS and the Duolingo English Test (DET) as proof of English proficiency. Students who have previously earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in a country where the official native language is recognized as English may be exempt from the English language proficiency requirement.

To be considered English language proficient, the Mathematics Education program requires a score of at least 96 on the iBT TOEFL, or at least 7.5 on the IELTS or at least 125 on the DET.

Applicants whose English language proficiency scores are below the stated minimums but who otherwise meet all admission requirements may be granted conditional admission until they demonstrate English proficiency by completing DePaul's English Language Academy program. Requirements for conditional admission are posted on the International Admission website.

For additional information for international students, please visit the International Student Admission Process page or contact the Mathematics Education program director Yevgenia Kashina.

If you are uncertain about your mathematics background, you are welcome to take a mathematics diagnostic test.

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If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the CSH Graduate Admission office at (773) 325-7315 or