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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics: Teacher Concentration
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Mathematics has long played an integral role in advances in science and technology. And in today's high-tech, information-based economy, a background in mathematics is a highly valued commodity. Virtually every industry in the 21st century employs professionals with degrees in mathematics.
At UMass Lowell, students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics develop valuable and transferable skills in critical thinking, quantitative analysis and problem solving — skills that are necessary for success in a variety of fields, including education.
Offered by UMass Lowell's Department of Mathematical Sciences, the B.S. in Math: Teacher Concentration focuses on the practical application of mathematics in solving real-world problems.
Required math courses are available on campus during the evenings, making it easier than ever for busy adults to pursue or complete their degree while working. Required liberal arts courses for the program are offered in an online format, enabling students to work around their busy schedules.
* Concentration electives can be in Mathematics or another approved department. MATH.2830 and MATH.3630 cannot be used as math electives. See an advisor from the College of Education for approval of education courses. Select at least two courses from the following for Math Concentration Electives: MATH.4100/MATH.5100 Computers and Calculators in the Classroom, MATH.4130/MATH.5130 Number Theory, MATH.4210 Abstract Algebra, MATH.4270 Geometry, or MATH.4350 History of Mathematical Sciences. No more than 60 Math credits can be counted towards the degree.
This concentration does not give students certification to teach mathematics. The requirements for certification to teach vary from state to state. The licensure to teach mathematics usually involves three parts: a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics or the equivalent, courses in education and state exams. Therefore, students considering a teaching career are strongly advised to see their departmental advisor and to contact the UML Graduate School of Education. They have information on the credentialing requirements for many states, and they also have information on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). The courses required in the Teacher Option prepare students to take and pass these exams.
** Electives may be chosen from any courses from the University. However, no more than 60 mathematics credits (beyond MATH.1200 and MATH.1230) can be counted toward graduation. All mathematics courses have prefix MATH.
Many 5000-level mathematics courses are within the grasp of upper level undergraduate students. Refer to the day school schedule of classes for graduate course listings. Many graduate courses are offered in the late afternoon/early evening time frame.
All bachelor's degree candidates are required to earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA), to present a minimum of 120 semester hours, to fulfill the residency requirements, to conform to the general regulations and requirements of the University, to satisfy the regulations and academic standards of the colleges which exercise jurisdiction over the degrees for which they are matriculating, to satisfy the curriculum requirements established by the departments or programs in their major, and to complete the University's Core Curriculum requirements, which are listed within the program's curriculum outline. For additional information regarding the University's general policies and procedures, transfer credit information and residency requirements; please refer to our Academic Policies & Procedures.
MATH.1115, equivalent, or passing Math Placement Exam
MATH 1320 pre-req
MATH 2210 or 321 pre-req
At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.
Tuition for UMass Lowell Online and Continuing Education students is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.
Fall 2019 Tuition
|Per Credit / Contact Hour|
|Undergraduate Face-to-Face Courses and Audit||$340.00|
|Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit)||$380.00|
|Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit||$385.00|
|Graduate Online, On-Campus and Off-Campus Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Online, MBA in Haverhill, Master's in Information Technology, Master's in Engineering Management, and Education Courses)||$575.00|
|Manning School of Business* Graduate Online Courses||$655.00|
|MBA Graduate Courses in Haverhill||$655.00|
|Master's in Information Technology and Master's in Engineering Management** Online Courses||$590.00|
|Graduate Education Online Courses||$470.00|
*Applies to courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, FINA, MGMT, MKTG, MIST, POMS offered through the Manning School of Business
**Applies to courses with the following prefixes: CHEN, CIVE, EECE, MECH, PLAS offered through the Francis College of Engineering
|Registration Fee per Term (nonrefundable)||$30.00|
|Late Fee for Nonpayment||$50.00|
|Fee for Undergraduate Degree Application||$60.00|
|Fee for Graduate Degree Application||$50.00|
You may take courses without being officially enrolled in a certificate or degree program, but you must meet the particular course prerequisites. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited. We recommend that you register early to reserve your place in class.
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Complete the Online Undergraduate Degree Application Form (preferred), or print, complete and submit the Undergraduate Degree Application .pdf form. Please note: Your application will be processed once we have received your $60 application fee. Return your completed application along with your application fee to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Online & Continuing Education
OCE Admissions - Southwick Hall, Rm 203
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA, 01854
Questions? See our helpful Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process.
To be considered for acceptance into a bachelor's degree program offered through the Division of Online and Continuing Education, students must hold a high school diploma or have passed either the GED® or HiSET®. Online and Continuing Education operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete. Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.