M.A. in Mathematical Foundations

Responding to the demand for Certified Math Educators

With just 15 credits, you can enhance your credentials and career potential as a Middle School Certified Mathematics Teacher — even if you’re math phobic.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s graduate program in Mathematical Foundations is for educators who do not have a math background.

  • It is the only graduate program in New Jersey to offer graduate Mathematics credits that focus on upper primary and middle school mathematics.

  • You can complete 15 credits of Graduate Study in Mathematics to prepare to become a certified middle school mathematics teacher.

  • You can apply these credits toward FDU’s 33-credit MA in Mathematical Foundations.

  • Special Tuition Reduction for Licensed Teachers

Available Online

The MA in Mathematical Foundations degree is available fully online, providing an opportunity for those whose schedule and/or distance from FDU campuses would otherwise limit their options. Use the AVAILABLE ONLINE button to request information specifically about pursuing this degree online.

Program Benefits

  • Online studies: FDU offers New Jersey's only 100% online graduate mathematics degree for educators. The online course format lets you pursue your studies at your convenience, offering 24/7 access. There is no residency requirement for the online program.

  • You will receive training to prepare to become a middle school mathematics teacher.

  • The training will help you to develop a better understanding of mathematics and how to actively engage students so that they understand math concepts, learn skills and solve problems.

  • The program’s competitive tuition and fee rate are comparable to that of a public university. Contact the program director for details.

Course Length

All courses are conducted in a 15-week time period. Courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer. Depending on your course load, it is possible to complete the full degree program in less than 24 to 36 months.

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For More Information

For questions or to explore this programs's opportunities, please contact:

Dr. Lina S. Wall
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Program Coordinator
Peter Sammartino School of Education
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Email: lwall@fdu.edu
Phone: (201) 692-2834