Institute of Math and Science


The Master of Arts in Mathematical Foundations and Master of Arts in Science programs are offered through University College's Institute of Math and Science with an administrative office located in the Peter Sammartino School of Education on the Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, N.J.
M.A. in Mathematical Foundations

The Master of Arts in Mathematical Foundations is designed to prepare "Highly-Qualified" Elementary, Middle School and Special Education Mathematics Teachers. It is not an appropriate degree for teachers who hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics. This program offers an all-online option, as well as traditional face-to-face and blended options.  To learn more about the program and curriculum, visit fdu.edu/mathfound.

Online Option Highlights:

  • New Jersey’s only 100% online Master of Arts in Mathematics degree designed specifically to train K-8 mathematics teachers and one of only a few nationally.
  • Content and pedagogical methods are aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics for grades K-8 in all required courses.
  • Interactive and highly engaging Mathematics content for K-8 teachers.
  • Online course format permits 24/7 access where students can complete coursework at their convenience.
  • Required courses are offered in 11-week terms.
  • No campus residency requirement.

Face-to-Face Option Highlights:

  • New Jersey’s only Master of Arts in Mathematics degree designed specifically to train K-8 mathematics teachers.
  • Content and pedagogical methods are aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics for grades K-8 in all required courses.
  • Interactive and highly engaging Mathematics content for K-8 teachers.
  • Required courses are offered in 11-week terms.
M.A. in Science
The Master of Arts in Science is designed to prepare "Highly-Qualified" Elementary, Middle School and Special Education Science Teachers. Teachers interested in updating and advancing their content knowledge or who must complete graduate courses and/or an advanced degree will find this degree ideal for their needs.  Candidates can hold a baccalaureate degree in any area of study. Secondary school science teachers with an undergraduate degree in science wishing to broaden their professional skills and career options may also find the degree attractive.  Required courses are offered in 11-week terms.