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Mathematics for Teaching Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2020–21

  • Average Course Tuition


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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.

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.

  • 37

    Average Age

  • 1-2

    Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 85%

    Working Full Time

  • 100%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 76%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued For Career Advancement

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.

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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