University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Mathematics Education

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional I Certificate, or MOSAIC

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You must have the following academic and education prerequisites completed prior to beginning the program in the Fall term.

Academic Prerequisites


The completion of a major in mathematics or a mathematics-related field (ex: Physics, Engineering) is required, in addition to the following mathematics courses or their equivalents.

Prerequisite Credits
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 3-5
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 3-5
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 3-5

The prerequisite courses listed in the chart below must be fulfilled via college level coursework.

Please note that single courses may satisfy multiple areas; for example: a course in statistics that includes probability may satisfy both the probability and the statistics prerequisites. Additionally, a portion of a course that substantially addresses one of the areas may also be accepted; for example: a seminar course in which a research project related to number theory was completed may satisfy the number theory prerequisite. In the case of each of these (or other related) examples, you will be asked to provide further information in order to make your case for potential approval.

Prerequisite Credits
Abstract Algebra -
Number Theory -
Linear Algebra -
College Geometry -
Probability -
Statistics -
History of Mathematics -

Education Prerequisites (6 credits required)

Prerequisite Credits
Foundations of Special Education
Required for all applicants
Teaching English Language Learners
Required for MOSAIC and MSW/CAST applicants only.