Graduate Studies

Teaching Mathematics

Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics

The M.S. in Teaching Mathematics is a fully online degree designed for current teachers of secondary mathematics. This innovative program gives teachers an opportunity to earn a Masters degree in Mathematics and provides opportunities for these teachers to teach dual credit and college-level courses.

MSTM Program Overview
  • The MSTM program provides students with four core courses in mathematics, computational math, statistics, and secondary mathematics content knowledge.
  • Students then choose five elective courses in mathematics, statistics, or mathematics education, along with two courses that form an action research capstone to their degree.

Why Choose Mathematics at WIU?

The occupational fields open to students who have completed an MS program with a proper selection of a focus area include: mathematical analysis in industry or government, teaching, computer-related employment, data analysis and other statistical work, and mathematical aspects of business and finance. Requirements are sufficiently flexible to allow for individual interests and specialization based upon career goals.

Our Faculty

The faculty at the Department include: ten graduate faculty and ten associate graduate faculty with PhDs from Cornell University, University of Illinois, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ohio State, and Pennsylvania State University, among other universities.

Extracurricular Opportunities

The Department supports a Math Club to unite both graduate and undergraduate math students, to strengthen the relationship between students and professors, to provide information about careers, and to have fun while exploring mathematics. Colloquia in Mathematics provide students an opportunity to learn about research trends and to present their own research.

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Degrees Available:

  • M.S.


  • Online

Required GPA:

  • Cumulative: 2.75 or
  • Last 2 years: 3.0

Admission Requirements:

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Interesting Facts: Fall 2022

  • Currently enrolled: 9
  • International: 0
  • Minority: 0
  • Students with Assistantships: 0

Department Contact Information:

Morgan Hall 476