Mathematics: Secondary Teaching Emphasis MA


Hybrid Delivery | 30 Credits | 6 Semesters
  • Designed to enhance the pedagogical and content knowledge for current secondary mathematics teachers 
  • Focused on building the relationship between theory and practice
  • Courses are delivered online, providing convenience for current teachers
  • Connect with peers in-person during two weeks of instruction on the UNI campus during the summer terms

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Brian Townsend

Program Coordinator

Professor, Mathematics

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Jamie Anderson

Enrollment Contact

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Hybrid delivery

Courses are offered entirely online over six semesters, using dynamic platforms including Zoom video conferencing and Blackboard. The program is delivered in a cohort model, allowing you to study with the same group of teachers throughout the program.

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Our graduates are prepared to:
  • Utilize pedagogical knowledge and advanced content in their classrooms
  • Be a reflective practitioner, prepared to serve as lead teachers
  • Excel in a variety of careers in teaching and industry
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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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To be admitted, students must have:

  • Be a current teacher
  • Submit a resume and applicant statement describing your professional background, career goals, and motivations
  • Along with the application, students should have their official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.

Panther Alumni Continuing Education Scholarship

  • $2,000 scholarships are available to UNI alumni. For more information and to apply, visit

College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences Scholarships

  • John C. & Marla Putzier Peterson Mathematics Education Scholarship
    • Scholarships are available to new or current students in UNI's Graduate Programs in Mathematics Education.
  • FINE Foundation Middle Grades Mathematics Scholarship
    • $1,000 scholarships available for teachers with 2 or more years experience, currently teaching in the State of Iowa and enrolled in the Secondary Math Teaching Emphasis, M.A. program.
  • Bonnie Litwiller Mathematics Teacher Endowed Scholarship
    • $1,000 scholarships available to Secondary Teaching in Mathematics M.A. program, students who demonstrate financial need and have a graduate GPA of 3.25 or above.
  • Michael Millar Scholarship
    • $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in the Secondary Teaching Emphasis, M.A. or Community College Emphasis M.A. program and who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

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Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2023 cohort.


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Our team of support staff is available to help you throughout your UNI journey.

If you have any questions, contact us at 319-273-7206 or for assistance!

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.