Program Overview

Ball State University offers an online Master of Arts in Post-Secondary Foundational Mathematics Teaching, one of the few programs across the country that focuses on teaching math to adult learners. Students will learn to effectively teach general education mathematics courses that are not calculus-based at the community college level. This program combines topics in math content, math pedagogy, and the needs of adult learners, all of which are important components of programs for community college instructors.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Official transcripts. 2.75 GPA. A bachelor degree is required. Current teaching license. At least one year of teaching experience. Currently teaching at a community college. Have permission of the chair of the Ball State Department of Mathematical Sciences.

    School Overview

    Ball State University originated as a teacher’s college in Muncie, Indiana, in the early twentieth century. by the 1960s, the college began to expand increasing enrollment and degree programs. By 1965, Indiana’s general assembly awarded the college university status. Today, Ball State awards Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees. For adult learners and students requiring added flexibility, Ball State University offers online degree and certificate programs. A wide range of online graduate programs extends from certificates and specialist degrees to Master’s and Doctorate programs.

    Ball State offers various delivery methods of instruction to best accommodate the different lifestyles of learners. Students can choose the traditional on-campus class format or attend classes at off-campus locations in Indianapolis and Fishers, Indiana. In addition, online classes are delivered in two formats: Asynchronous courses engage students via email, discussion boards, file sharing, chats, Web page posting, and sometimes by phone; web conferencing via streamed video requires attendance at designated times.

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