WPI’s Master of Mathematics for Educators (MME) program is tailored to mathematics educators who want to strengthen their content knowledge, broaden their knowledge and experiences with applications of mathematics, and develop engaging classroom activities. Designed for middle school and high school math teachers and community college instructors seeking an advanced degree, the masters in mathematics for educators is flexible and streamlined.
The math for educators 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 mathematics 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.
Pursue our master’s in math education online (both live and recorded classes) or on-campus, whichever makes the most sense for your schedule. It's possible to complete the mathematics educators 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.
Please note that WPI is not able to offer the on campus option to international students because this is a part-time program and doesn’t meet visa regulations. Interested students may want to instead look at our other programs in the Mathematical Sciences Department.
Students may complete two courses in each of three semesters per year and one 6-credit-hour project. With this schedule, program completion can take as little as just over two years, but various schedules can be accommodated, and how long it takes is an individual decision. 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.
The MME requires 30 credit hours of work in advanced mathematics, including 24 credits in math content courses that will deepen your foundation in areas such as calculus, statistics, discrete math, geometry, and linear algebra. Advanced mathematics courses offer a mix of theory and application—you’ll prove theorems but also explore interesting and unusual models and technologies.
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
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
For more information or questions regarding the master's in mathematics program, contact MME program director John Goulet by email or call 508-831-5036.
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. Click here to learn more about the steps to apply.
You will complete a 6-credit project in which mathematics educators design, implement, and evaluate an advanced mathematics 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.
Whether you decide to master in mathematics online or pursue our math for educators program on-campus, we welcome you to explore the many advanced mathematics courses available here at WPI.
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.