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 Tution Reduction for Teachers

Program Benefits

  • The curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards in K-8 Mathematics

  • 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.

  • FDU’s onsite certification officer will assist you in applying for the Mathematics Grades 5-8 endorsement from the New Jersey Department of Education

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

  • 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.

Course Length

All courses are conducted in a 14-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 months