Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT)

The program information below is valid for the spring 2017 term (May 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017).

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  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • Online
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Professional
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • Four year Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Science, Engineering, or a related discipline with a 75% average.
    • At least one year of prior work experience in education, with preference given to those actively teaching in mathematics, science, or computer science at the time of application.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 


  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students are required to complete the equivalent of 9 one-term (0.50 unit weight) graduate level courses including the completion of a capstone project (MATH 699 Master of Mathematics for Teachers Capstone, 0.50 unit weight). The remaining courses are to be MATH courses at the 600 and/or 700 level.
    • MATH 600 and MATH 692 should be taken in a student's first term in the program.
    • Each of these courses are offered online, with the exception of MATH 690, which is offered on-campus in Waterloo.
    • MATH 699 Master of Mathematics for Teachers Capstone: the capstone project is designed to give students an opportunity to showcase the knowledge that they have gained and to provide a forum for bringing that knowledge into their own classroom. In most cases, with the guidance of a faculty member, students will be asked to choose a mathematical concept or area of study, perform all necessary background reading, and then design and complete a project consisting of a short three week mini-course on the chosen topic that would be accessible to their students and colleagues. To be successfully completed, the capstone project must be approved by the student's capstone supervisor. Students can begin the
      capstone requirement any time after they have completed the equivalent of 6 courses (0.50 unit weight).
    • Students must maintain an overall average of 75% in the program, with individual course marks of at least 70%. Student performance will be assessed annually for progress towards the MMT degree.
  • Link(s) to courses