WPI’s Master of Mathematics for Educators (MME) program is tailored to educators who want to strengthen their content knowledge and develop engaging classroom activities. Designed for middle school and high school math teachers and community college instructors seeking an advanced degree, the program is flexible and streamlined.

The MME program emphasizes advanced mathematics content, but its flexibility (allowing students to blend online and on-campus classes to fit their schedules) helps students fit an advanced degree into an already full schedule. Students have opportunities to develop materials for their own classrooms, to explore new technologies, and to develop an essential network of faculty members and peers.

All MME courses are offered both on-campus and online, which makes it possible to complete the degree requirements entirely online by watching recorded class sessions and interacting with others through discussion boards. This program’s tuition ($15,000) is considerably less than WPI’s regular graduate tuition.

Students may complete two courses in each of three semesters per year and one 6-credit-hour project. With this schedule, program completion takes just over two years, but various schedules can be accommodated. Courses run Tuesday evenings from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Classes do not meet on weeks of public school vacations. Every effort is made to accommodate the varied needs of our students.

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Curriculum

The MME requires 30 credit hours of work, including 24 credits in math content courses that will deepen your foundation in areas such as calculus, statistics, discrete math, geometry, and linear algebra. Courses offer a mix of theory and application—you’ll prove theorems but also explore interesting and unusual models and technologies.

MME Courses

MME 518 Geometrical Concepts

MME 522 Applications of Calculus

MME 523 Analysis for Applications

MME 524-5 Probability & Statistics I and II

MME 526-7 Linear Models I and II

MME 528 Modeling

MME 529 Abstract Algebra

MME 531 Geometry

MME 532 Differential Equations

MME 531 Discrete Mathematics

MME 592 Project Preparation

MME 594 Project Implementation

MME 596 Project Analysis and Report

 

Students have a wide choice of mathematics courses including the following


MA 500 Basic Real Analysis

MA 501 Engineering Mathematics

MA 502 Linear Algebra

MA 503 Lebesgue Measure and Integration

MA 505 Complex Analysis

MA 508 Mathematical Modeling

MA 510 Numerical Methods

MA 511 Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists

MA 512 Numerical Differential Equations

MA 514 Numerical Linear Algebra

MA 520 Fourier Transforms and Distributions

MA 521 Partial Differential Equations

MA 522 Hilbert Spaces and Applications to PDE

MA 524 Convex Analysis and Optimization

MA 528 Measure Theoretic Probability Theory

MA 529 Stochastic Processes

MA 530 Discrete Mathematics

MA 533 Discrete Mathematics II

MA 535 Algebra

MA 540 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I

MA 541 Probability and Mathematical Statistics II

MA 542 Regression Analysis

MA 543 Statistical Methods for Data Science

MA 546 Design and Analysis of Experiments

MA 547 Design and Analysis of Observational and Sampling Studies

MA 548 Quality Control

MA 549 Analysis of Lifetime Data

MA 550 Time Series Analysis

MA 552 Distribution-free and Robust Statistical Methods

MA 554 Applied Multivariate Analysis

MA 556 Applied Bayesian Statistics

MA 557 Graduate Seminar in Analysis and Applied Mathematics 

MA 559 Statistics Graduate Seminar

MA 560 Graduate Seminar

MA 562 Professional Master’s Seminar

MA 571 Financial Mathematics I

MA 572 Financial Mathematics II

MA 573 Computational Methods of Financial Mathematics

MA 574 Portfolio Valuation and Risk Management

MA 575 Market and Credit Risk Models and Management

MA 577 Graduate Seminar in Applied Mathematics

MA 584 Statistical Methods in Genetics and Bioinformatics

MA 590 Special Topics

Contact the MME Program

For more information, contact MME program director John Goulet by email or call 508-831-5036. 

Admission Process

We seek to make the transition to graduate work as easy as possible for you. Application to the program is simple; it includes an application form, transcript(s), and three letters of reference. You do not need to submit GRE scores. You may apply anytime during the year and start during any semester.

Research

You will complete a 6-credit project in which you design, implement, and evaluate a mathematical technique or tool in your classroom. Previous students have implemented a flipped classroom model, investigated the use of cumulative teaching for student retention, and experimented with a dynamic geometry software program.

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Brigitte Servatius

Brigitte Servatius

Professor
Mathematical Sciences

I pose this question: if I dip a wire cage of a cube into soap bubbles, can I get a hexagon? These are questions I love posing to my students. Likewise, I appreciate all questions my students ask me, regardless of how ridiculous they may seem. Every question is worth asking and investigating, and WPI encourages this innovative way of thinking.

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John A. Goulet

John Goulet

Teaching Professor
Mathematical Sciences

Teaching at WPI is a great opportunity to help incoming freshmen make the transition from high school to college as well as gain the pleasure and satisfaction that higher education can bring. Further, the WPI Plan is a unique approach to education, and John brings both enthusiasm and a special perspective as one of its first graduates. He appreciates the great people the students are and assists them into making mathematics a successful part of their start.

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