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Mathematics for Teaching Master’s Degree Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online and On Campus

  • Average Course Tuition

    $3,100

  • Total Number of Courses

    12

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From Harvard trained faculty, you'll learn new strategies that will dramatically improve your ability to teach.

Your middle and high school students will gain the math skills needed to succeed in life, work, and academia.

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.
  • Earn an optional certificate in learning design and technology or math leadership.

Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Mathematics for Teaching.

Our Community at a Glance

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.

  • 37

    Average Age

  • 1

    Average Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 82%

    Work Full Time

  • 98%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 92%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued to Deepen Expertise

Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements

At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in two specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.

To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.

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 (2022–23 rate) $3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $37,200

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.

Learning & Connection

Deep learning springs from human connection. That’s why we work so hard to bring people together — whether in a live virtual classroom or an in-person seminar on campus.

Our approach to online learning fosters interaction without sacrificing flexibility. Each week, you’ll engage with your instructor, participate in peer discussions, and receive one-on-one support from teaching staff—all from your home or office.

Online Learning at Harvard Extension School
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