New Masters Program in Mathematical Foundations
Courses Offered at Six New Jersey Locations
Teaneck, NJ (November 15, 2005)—A new masters program in mathematical foundations is now available at Fairleigh Dickinson University. “This is a specially designed program to upgrade the mathematics content knowledge and preparation of highly qualified mathematics teachers,” said Dr. Malcolm Sturchio, director of the program.
The program provides New Jersey elementary and middle school teachers with the skills necessary to meet the New Jersey state requirements for Highly Qualified Teachers, making them more marketable and effective educators.
FDU’s Master of Arts in Mathematical Foundations program is designed for teachers who want a deeper insight into the nature, fundamentals and history of mathematics. The specialized curriculum gives educators the preparation they need to become practiced experts in the field of mathematics. It is not an appropriate program option for those with an undergraduate degree in mathematics.
Sturchio said, “Two years ago, The New Jersey Department of Education proposed a new model for preparing “highly qualified teachers” in response to the No Child Left Behind act and the challenge of improving student assessment scores. The Department proposed a new endorsement in subject matter specialization for teachers who teach core academic subjects, like mathematics, in grades 5-8.”
Students applying for admission to FDU’s MA in mathematical foundations program may hold a baccalaureate degree in any subject area from an accredited college or university. Applicants are asked to provide an official transcript, letters of recommendation and GRE or PRAXIS scores.
Courses are offered at various off-campus New Jersey locations, including Flemington, Franklin Township-Somerset, Montville, Newark, Perth Amboy and Westwood and each course is conducted in an 11-week time period. The program is comprised of 24 credits of required courses and nine credits of elective courses. For additional information, contact Dr. Sturchio at (201) 692-2623.