## Teaching Mathematics at Secondary Level Program

The master degree (MS) in the Teaching of Mathematics at the Secondary Level is focused on the mathematical content and in its deep understanding. In the traditional programs of preparation of teachers, greater importance is given to the methodology of teaching than to the dominion of content. Our program is designed to provide a balance formation between Mathematics and Teaching and to incorporate as much mathematical theoretical knowledge as well as pedagogical aspects that will allow the teacher to be effective in teaching and knowledge. This program pretends to form leaders in Mathematics Education at the Secondary Level and to be an alternative for the professional improvement of active teachers.

The specific objective of the program is the formation of professionals, capable of teaching mathematics at the preuniversity level by using modern methodologies and technologies; capable of carrying out educational research that will allow them to participate in projects and improve continuously their teaching skills. The graduates from this program will be capable to work in projects and extra curricular activities that complement the teaching of mathematics, in agreement with technological and curriculum changes. One of the goals of the program is to form leaders in the teaching of mathematics in Puerto Rico and help current mathematics teachers keeping them updated about new technologies and methodologies.

### Admission requirements

- A bachelor’s degree (BS), or an equivalent degree.
- Have functional knowledge of Spanish and English language.
- The applicant must satisfy one of the following GPA criteria on studies (on a four-point scale):
- Undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 2.50 or better.
- Undergraduate specialization grade-point average (GPA) of 2.50 or better.
- Have approved 60 credits in the last four semesters of the bachelor’s degree.

- The applicant must have a Puerto Rico high school mathematics teacher certification or instead have 18 credits in mathematics, including advanced courses and 9 credits in education. Candidates are expected to have approved undergraduate courses in statistics, geometry, calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra or number theory.