What You'll Learn
Through the master’s degree field in mathematics for teaching you:
- Build deeper knowledge of mathematics content, with a particular focus on middle and high school math classrooms.
- Learn tactics that can improve student motivation through interactive problem-solving activities.
- Develop an enhanced understanding of what it means to learn math and where mathematical misconceptions and student confusion can occur.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Mathematics for Teaching.
Most of our graduates are full-time middle school and high school math teachers.
A number of graduates work as math tutors, either running their own private tutoring companies, or employed by such programs as the Russian School of Mathematics.
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Admission and Getting Started
Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.
To get started, you take the following two courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.
- MATH E-300 Mathematical Foundations for Teaching Secondary School Math
- One mathematical theory course
Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.
See the schedules in the academic calendar.
My coursework at Harvard Extension supported and helped me to develop the concept behind Educational Justice... My professors at Harvard have not only been huge fans of our efforts, they’ve helped me to grow and support the venture in a number of key areas from research to networking.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2020–21 rate)||$2,900 per course|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$35,000|
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.