The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the College of Education at The University of Iowa offer students the opportunity to earn their Bachelor's in Math plus a Master's degree in Education in as little as five years.

Overview

The Combined B.A./M.A.T. program provides a seamless process whereby students can progress from undergrad to graduate status. The usual period of study for both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degree is six years. Through careful planning, many of the courses required for the M.A.T. program can be taken during the undergraduate years, creating an opportunity to focus the fifth year of study on the comprehensive and student teaching requirements.

A student is eligible to apply to the B.A./M.A.T program during their sophomore or junior year if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 (or meet special considerations). Application must include:

Students who submit completed applications will be notified within 30 days if they have been accepted in the program. The program accepts a limited number of students each year on a competitive basis. Once accepted into the program the student meets with an advisor to select an advisory committee to plan a course of study.

Graduate College

During the 6th semester, a student in the program who has completed 80 s.h. of undergraduate work and maintained a 3.0 minimum GPA must apply to the Graduate College.  The application to the Graduate College must include:

  • Letter of application/statement of purpose
  • One additional letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the science major
  • GRE and TOEFL (international student) scores

Graduate College Application Deadlines

Students will be granted cross-credit during the 7th semester and begin paying graduate tuition during the 8th semester until completion of the program. The baccalaureate degree must be conferred at the end of the 8th semester (year 4).

The Combined B.A./M.A.T. program provides a seamless process whereby students can progress from undergrad to graduate status. The usual period of study for both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degree is six years. Through careful planning, many of the courses required for the M.A.T. program can be taken during the undergraduate years, creating an opportunity to focus the fifth year of study on the comprehensive and student teaching requirements.

Please contact Dae (Danny) Hong (dae-hong@uiowa.edu) for more information on this program.

Recommended Plan of Study

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Year 1 - Fall

Course # Course Name Semester Hours (s.h.)
MATH:1850 Calc I 4
- 3 GE courses 12

Year 1 - Spring

Course # Course Name Semester Hours (s.h.)
MATH:1860 Calc II 4
MATH:2700 Intro to Lin Algebra 4
- 2 GE courses 6

Year 2 - Fall

Apply to Teacher Education Program.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours (s.h.)
MATH:2850 Calc III 4
CS:1210 Comp Sci I 4
- 2 GE courses 8
     

Year 2 - Spring

Course # Course Name Semester Hours (s.h.)
MATH:3770 Fund Prop Fcns Spaces 4
STAT:3120 Prob Stat 4
- 2 GE courses AND 1 Elective 10

Year 3 - Fall

Course # Course Name Semester Hours (s.h.)
MATH:3720 or MATH:5000 Intro Abs Alg OR Abs Alg I 4
EDTL:3090 Orient Sec Ed 1
EDTL:3002 Tech Clsrm 2
EDTL:3095 Tchng Rdg Sec Cnt 1
- 1 GE course AND 1 Elective 6

Year 3 - Spring

Apply to MAT dual degree program.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours (s.h.)
MATH:2150 Fnd Geom 3
EDTL:3532 Intro Pract Mth 3
EDTL:3071 Sec Clsrm Mgmnt 3
EDTL:3000 Fnd Edcn 3
- 1 GE or Elective 3

Year 4 - Fall

Course # Course Name Semester Hours (s.h.)
MATH:4050 or MATH:4060 *Intro Disc Mth or Intro Disc Mth Mdls 3
EPLS:4180 *Human Relations 3
EDTL:4900 *Fundamentals of Special Education 3
EDTL:3534 *Methods: Middle School Math 3
- 1 Elective 3

Year 4 - Spring

Receive BA in Mathematics.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours (s.h.)
EDTL:4534 Methods: HS Math 3
MATH:3600 *Ord Diff Eqn 3
PSQF:6200 *Ed Psych 3
- 1 Elective 3

Year 5 - Fall

Course # Course Name Semester Hours (s.h.)
EDTL:5535 **Curr Iss Mth Ed 3
MATH:4080 **Elem Theory of Nmbrs 3
EDTL:6539 **Teaching Algebra 3
EDTL:6759 ***Adv Pedagogy 3
MATH:4120 **Hist Mth 3

Year 5 - Spring

Receive MAT.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours (s.h.)
EDTL:4087 Crclm & Std Teaching 3
EDTL:4091 Obs Lab Prc 6
EDTL:4092 Obs Lab Prc 6
- Comp Exams Math & Math Ed  

 

  * Cross-counted Undergrad/Grad
 ** Or another grad-level Math (Ed) course
***Or another grad-level Ed course

 

Total Credits by Semester

Semester Semester Credit Undergraduate
Cumulative Credit
MAT
Semester Credit
MAT
Cumulative Credit
Year 1 - Fall 16 16 - -
Year 1 - Spring 14 30 - -
Year 2 - Fall 16 46 - -
Year 2 - Spring 18 64 - -
Year 3 - Fall 14 78 - -
Year 3 - Spring 15 93 - -
Year 4 - Fall 15 108 12 12
Year 4 - Spring 12 120 (receive BA) 6 18
Year 5 - Fall - - 15 33
Year 5 - Spring - - 15 48 (receive MAT)