Marygrove College

Graduate Studies & Professional Development

Master in the Art of Teaching Elementary Mathematics K-5


8425 West McNichols Road

Detroit, MI 48221

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in the Art of Teaching Elementary Mathematics K-5

Format: Online

Program Description:

This Master in the Art of Teaching with a Focus on Elementary Mathematics concentrates on developing instructional leaders and the content knowledge elementary teachers need to know in order to be effective teachers of mathematics. This program incorporates the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics as outlined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). and allows graduates to earn an elementary mathematics endorsement.

Students in this program complete six core courses, three capstone projects and the specialized courses below.

MTH 505 Problem Solving and Number & Operations, K-5
Based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, this course establishes a foundation of mathematical content knowledge and problem-solving skills. Participants develop deeper understanding of mathematical concepts they are required to teach and engage in mathematical discourse as a means to explain their thinking and share strategies.

MTH 515 Measurement & Geometry, K-5
Covering the Van Hiele levels of geometric thought and focusing on shapes and properties, transformations, location and visualization, as well as measurement concepts and skills, this course allows teachers to develop a profound understanding of key mathematical concepts as outlined in the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Participants engage in hands-on problem-solving activities that allow them to apply new understanding to their instructional planning and decision making.

MTH 525 Algebra, K-5
This course focuses on developing algebraic thinking, which includes studying patterns and functions, understanding the structure of the number system, using symbolism meaningfully and using mathematical modeling to solve problems. Participants study many common misconceptions about the learning of algebra to better understand the potential gaps in students' understanding.

MTH 535 Data Analysis & Probability, K-5
This course is structured around the creation and completion of a real-life data analysis project that allows participants to apply knowledge and skills from other mathematical strands. Key concepts such as data collection, graphical representations of data and measures of center are highlighted.


Marygrove College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation that is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available regardless of need and credit history. Repayment and deferment options vary depending on type of loan. Students must file a FAFSA to be eligible. Veteran benefits may also be available. FAFSA Code: 002284.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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