Mathematics

Admission Process and Requirements
for the MAT in Mathematics

The MAT in Mathematics has two tracks with slightly different objectives and admissions requirements:

Track 1
leads to Licensure as a Teacher in Mathematics.  Applicant should have a baccalaureate degree in mathematics or a closely related field. Previous coursework should include, at the minimum, the Calculus sequence and Linear Algebra. The M.A.T. Is a 36 hour graduate degree.  The core consists of 18 credit hours of Mathematics at the graduate level.  An additional 18 credit hours in teacher preparation are completed through the Transition to Teaching Program in the School of Education. Students may complete the mathematics core in one or two years, with a majority of the courses being available online. The cohort for the Transition to Teaching Program begins every summer in May. It is an intensive program, and includes a student teaching internship and field placements. During this time, you must be present on campus, and/or in the classroom of your cooperating teacher.  Please review the admissions requirements for Track 1 below.

Track 2
is graduate study for current in-service teachers. This program requires that the educator already hold a valid teaching license.   This program consists of a core of 18 credit hours of Mathematics at the graduate level, and 18 additional graduate-level credit hours of electives, which may be in Education or in Math. Most courses in this program are available online.  Please review the admissions requirements for Track 2 below.

Please review the M.A.T. in Mathematics main page for more details and a sample degree plan.

 

Track 1 Admissions requirements:

  • Completed application for graduate studies at Indiana University East. This application is done electronically.
    Please select “Mathematics, MAT” as the Academic Program. The application can only be processed after you paid the required application fee.

  • Letter of Application. This letter should include a rationale for transitioning to teaching. You should articulate any experience relevant to teaching, and you should explain why you desire to become a teacher.

  • Current Resume. Include a current resume, which should include contact information for verifying prior experience.

  • CASA Exam. The CASA exam, administered through Pearson Education, is required to be admitted into the Transition to Teaching Program, which is part of the Track 1 of the M.A.T.  Please provide documentation of your CASA exam scores, or of the alternative tests below.

    The CASA score requirement is waived if the candidate meets any of the following requirements:
    • ACT with a score of at least 24 based on Math, Reading, Grammar, and Science
    • SAT with a score of at least 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math
    • GRE with a score of at least 1100 based on verbal and quantitative
    • A Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • ACT, SAT, GRE score requirements do not include writing

  • Pearson Content Test and Pedagogy Test: If you have already completed the PRAXIS II exam in Mathematics, please submit your documentation. If you have not yet taken and passed this exam, you should plan to take it early in the calendar year in which you wish to begin the Transition to Teaching Program. You will not be permitted to enter this part of the program unless you have passed this test.

  • Other Documentation: If you have additional materials that you would like us to consider in support of your application, please include them in your application packet. Ideally, these materials provide us with evidence of your inclination to teach children and adolescents.

  • Letters of Recommendation. Please arrange for two letters of recommendation sent directly to the Chair of the Department of Mathematics. The letters should come from a person who knows you well and who can speak to your ability to teach and succeed in graduate studies. Please do not send letters from personal acquaintances or family members.

  • Official College Transcripts. Please arrange for your official transcripts to be sent directly from the credit-granting institutions to the Chair of the Department of Mathematics. A major GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is expected. If you graduated from Indiana University we will obtain the transcripts. Please be sure to indicate if this is the case.

  • Interview: After your application has been reviewed, you will be asked to speak with the Chair of the Mathematics Department for a brief interview.

 

Track 2 Admissions requirements:

  • Completed application for graduate studies at Indiana University East. This application is done electronically.
    Please select “Mathematics, MAT” as the Academic Program. The application can only be processed after you paid the required application fee.

  • Letter of Application. This letter should include a rationale applying to the program. You should articulate your experience as a teacher and how you anticipate benefitting from the program.

  • Current Resume. Include a current resume, which should include contact information for verifying prior experience.

  • Your teaching license. Please include a copy of your teaching license.
    Exception: If you are an international student, this requirement is waived. Please explain and provide evidence as “Other Documentation”.

  • Other Documentation: If you have additional materials that you would like us to consider in support of your application, please include them in your application packet. 

  • Letters of Recommendation. Please arrange for two letters of recommendation sent directly to the Chair of the Department of Mathematics. The letters should come from a person who knows you well and who can speak to your ability to teach and succeed in graduate studies. Please do not send letters from personal acquaintances or family members.

  • Official College Transcripts. Please arrange for your official transcripts to be sent directly from the credit-granting institutions to the Chair of the Department of Mathematics. A major GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale is expected). If you graduated from Indiana University we will obtain the transcripts. Please be sure to indicate if this is the case.

  • Interview: After your application has been reviewed, you will be asked to speak with the Chair of the Mathematics Department for a brief interview.

 

After completing the online application, please mail the remaining documents to

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Mathematics
Indiana University East
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374