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UNI Continuing and Distance Education to offer mathematics master’s degree programs at a distance

March 31, 2017
Contact: 

Brian Townsend, associate professor, UNI Department of Mathematics, 319-273-2397, brian.townsend@uni.edu

Jacie Dahlstrom, communications specialist, Continuing and Distance Education, 319-273-5970, jacie.dahlstrom@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its upcoming cohort degree programs beginning in the summer of 2017 and leading to a Master of Arts in Mathematics for the Middle Grades (4 through 8), Secondary Teaching or Community College Teaching.

The Secondary Teaching and Community College Teaching programs are designed to incorporate a dynamic relationship between theory and practice, and focus on the development of teachers as reflective practitioners and teacher leaders. The Middle Grades program is built around a core foundation of strategies that include teaching and learning mathematics, implementing programs, understanding school mathematics goals and providing leadership in bringing about change.

Program graduate Allysen Lovstuen stated, “UNI’s graduate program had a strong, positive influence on me as a teacher. The courses helped me step out of the day-to-day routine of the classroom and really evaluate the choices I was making as a teacher. Forming connections with colleagues throughout the state was another great benefit.”

The programs are designed in a way that encourages teachers and university faculty to work together as professional colleagues, fostering mutual support to grow and take risks. Program content, understandings and experiences are directly and explicitly linked to the world of practice. 

These M.A. degrees will be earned at a distance with courses delivered online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning environment. Some summer courses may require limited on-campus attendance in addition to eLearning. Courses begin in the summer of 2017 using a cohort model in which groups of students move through the course sequence together, with the degree to be awarded in the summer of 2019. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit distance.uni.edu/mathematics-ma. 

For information about additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Northern Iowa, visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-7206 or 800-648-3864.