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# Mathematics (MA)

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220 Wright Hall

Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0506

Head: Dr. Douglas Mupasiri

Phone: (319) 273-2012

E-mail: Douglas.Mupasiri@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Michael Prophet

Phone: (319) 273-2104

E-mail: Mike.Prophet@uni.edu

**Read the UNI Catalog description:**

The major in Mathematics is available in three emphases: Mathematics, Secondary Teaching, and Community College Teaching.

**Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.**

The Mathematics emphasis is available on the **thesis** and **non-thesis** options. A **minimum of 36 hours** is required for the **thesis** option, including 6 hours of MATH 6299 (800:299) and a **minimum of 15 additional hours of 200/6000-level course work.** A **minimum of 32 hours** is required for the **non-thesis** option, including a minimum of 2 hours of MATH 6299 (800:299) and a **minimum of 15 additional hours of 200/6000-level course work.**

The Secondary Teaching emphasis is offered on a **non-thesis** option only; a **minimum of 32 hours,** including a **minimum of 18 hours of 200/6000-level course work **is required.

The Community College Teaching emphasis is offered on a **non-thesis** option only; **a minimum of 33 hours**, including a minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Mathematics for other admission requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at *www.grad.uni.edu/admission*.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) **is not** required for admission to the program.

Courses taken to satisfy B.A. requirements may not be repeated to count toward the graduate program.

Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for the **non-thesis option on the Mathematics emphasis only**.

**Mathematics Emphasis**

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Differential Geometry | 3 | |

Geometric Transformations | ||

Mathematical Analysis I | 3 | |

Complex Analysis I | 3 | |

Abstract Algebra I | 3 | |

Select at least two of the following: | 6 | |

Mathematical Analysis II | ||

Complex Analysis II | ||

Abstract Algebra II | ||

| 2 or 6 | |

Research | ||

Thesis option (6 hours) | ||

Non-thesis option (2 hours) | ||

Electives | 12 | |

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Select 12 hours from any of the courses listed above that were not used for the requirements there or from among the following: | ||

Topics in Actuarial Science | ||

Differential Equations | ||

Partial Differential Equations | ||

Numerical Analysis | ||

Combinatorics | ||

History of Mathematics: To the Calculus | ||

Introduction to Probability | ||

Intermediate Mathematical Analysis II | ||

Introduction to Complex Analysis | ||

Modern Algebra II | ||

Topology I | ||

Introduction to Stochastic Processes | ||

Theory of Numbers | ||

Topics in the History of Mathematics | ||

Topics in Mathematical Logic and Set Theory | ||

Topics in Probability and Statistics | ||

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics | ||

Regression Analysis | ||

Statistical Quality Assurance Methods | ||

Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis | ||

| 36 | |

| 32 |

**Secondary Teaching Emphasis**

The Secondary Teaching emphasis is designed for secondary school mathematics teachers interested in developing a deeper background in mathematics and pedagogy to enhance teaching and increase student learning.

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| 20 | |

New Developments in Mathematics Education | ||

Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education I | ||

Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education II | ||

Algebraic Content and Pedagogy for Teachers | ||

Geometric Content and Pedagogy for Teachers | ||

Reflective Teaching-Cognitive Demand of Mathematical Tasks | ||

Reflective Teaching-Classroom Discourse | ||

Reflective Teaching: Meaningful Distributed Instruction | ||

Reflective Teaching: Leadership | ||

Reflective Teaching: Investigation of Classroom Practice | ||

Current Research in Mathematics Education | ||

| 6 | |

Applied Linear Statistical Methods for Secondary Mathematics Teachers | ||

Foundations of Calculus | ||

| 6 | |

Modern Algebra II | ||

Abstract Algebra I | ||

Probability and Statistics for Secondary Mathematics Teachers | ||

Topics in Discrete Mathematics | ||

Non-Euclidean Geometry | ||

| 32 |

**Community College Teaching Emphasis**

The Community College Teaching emphasis is designed to serve those seeking to prepare for a career in community college teaching or working professionals in the field who are seeking career advancement.

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| 12 | |

New Developments in Mathematics Education | ||

Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education II | ||

Reflective Teaching-Cognitive Demand of Mathematical Tasks | ||

Reflective Teaching-Classroom Discourse | ||

Reflective Teaching: Meaningful Distributed Instruction | ||

Reflective Teaching: Leadership | ||

Reflective Teaching: Investigation of Classroom Practice | ||

Current Research in Mathematics Education | ||

| 18 | |

Modern Algebra II | ||

Abstract Algebra I | ||

Applied Linear Statistical Methods for Secondary Mathematics Teachers | ||

Probability and Statistics for Secondary Mathematics Teachers | ||

Foundations of Calculus | ||

Topics in Discrete Mathematics | ||

Non-Euclidean Geometry | ||

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History and Philosophy of Higher Education | 3 | |

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