Class Schedule of MAT Courses
The Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science at the University of Idaho offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in mathematics on campus and by distance learning. The distance learning courses are offered in an online video format through the Engineering Outreach program. All requirements for the degree may be completed by distance — it is not necessary to come to the University of Idaho campus to complete any part of this degree program.
A minimum of 30 credits is required. The following requirements apply to these 30 credits:
- Six (6) of these credits must be at the 500-level.
- At least six (6) credits must be in professional courses in education. (The six credits in education courses may also be the six 500-level credits.)
- At least 20 credits must be in mathematics and statistics. These courses may be at the 300-, 400-, or 500-level, including 300-level courses in mathematics and statistics if they are part of the logical sequence of study.
Detailed course information can be found in the U of I General Catalog.
These courses are typically offered in a hybrid format—they can be taken in-person or virtually. You do not need to be in Moscow in order to complete these courses. These are different than the online video courses offered through Engineering Outreach (see below for information about the online video courses).
- EDCI 411 - Geometric Reasoning [offered in the Spring of even numbered years]
- EDCI 413 - Probability and Data Analysis [offered in the Spring of odd numbered years]
- EDCI 416 - Proportional and Algebraic Reasoning [offered in the Fall of odd numbered years]
- MTHE 409 - Algebraic and Functional Reasoning [offered in the Fall of even numbered years]
- MTHE 410 - Proof and Viable Argumentation [offered in the Spring of even-numbered years]
- MATH 391 – Modern Geometry [offered every Spring]
- MATH 388 – History of Mathematics [offered in the Spring of odd-numbered years]
- MATH 427/527 - Transformational Geometry
It is the intention of the Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science to offer these courses online as frequently as possible. With rare exceptions, these courses should be available both Fall and Spring semesters, and most will also be available during the summer. Check current course offerings with Engineering Outreach.
- Math 310 - Ordinary Differential Equations
- Math 330 - Linear Algebra
- Math 388 - History of Mathematics
- Math 390 - Axiomatic Geometry
- Math 420 - Complex Variables
- Math 426 - Discrete Optimization
- Math 451 - Probability Theory
- Math 452 - Mathematical Statistics
- Math 461 - Abstract Algebra I (groups)
- Math 462 - Abstract Algebra II (rings and fields)
- Math 471 - Introduction to Analysis I
- Math 472 - Introduction to Analysis II
- MTHE 516 - Groups and Symmetry
- Stat 301 - Probability and Statistics
- Stat 431 - Statistical Analysis
- Stat 519 - Multivariate Analysis
- ECE 455 - Information and Coding Theory
The distribution of online video courses is handled by the Engineering Outreach program (questions about enrollment procedures, distribution of course materials, arrangement of proctors, etc. should be directed to their office). See courses available for a list of available online video courses and a description of the format. See the Engineering Outreach website for details on registration and fees.
Here is a brief description of how an online video course works.
- Each video course consists of approximately 45 sessions (each about 50 minutes) that were recorded on campus. Because these are actual class lectures (with an on-campus class of students) they have a very real in-class feel to them. (This is something most of our distance education students really appreciate.)
- As you view the lectures on a secured online portal you will work the same homework assignments as the on-campus students. You will submit this homework directly to the instructor for grading.
- You will also take the same quizzes and exams as the on-campus students. You will arrange (with Engineering Outreach) to have these sent to a proctor in your local area who will supervise the process.
- You may contact the instructor by phone or email when you have questions on the course material.
- Engineering Outreach courses are semester based and follow the same due dates as on-campus courses. Due dates for course assignments or exams are set by the instructor. You will want to pace yourself so as to meet any deadlines.
We usually suggest M.A.T. students choose their Education courses from among the following four choices. Each is offered both on campus and in web-based format. (Though not each of the four will be offered every semester, they are offered frequently enough to easily accommodate both on-campus and distance-education students.) Among these four, EDCI 524 and EDCI 572 are the recommended choices.
- EDCI 513 - History of Educational Thought
- EDCI 510 - Educational Perspectives: Theories, Policies, and Practices
- EDCI 524 - Models of Teaching
- EDCI 572 - Measurement and Evaluation