The Distance Education Degree Program for The Master of Mathematics with a Teaching Option At Texas A&M University

January 31, 2003

Abstract: This paper is a report on the planning, development, and implementation of the

online Masters degree program offered by the Mathematics Department at Texas A&M

University. The degree, which is completely online, is targeted primarily to secondary

high school teachers that desire to sharpen their mathematical skills or advance their

overall learning, particularly to qualify for teaching positions in community colleges. The

issues, far exceeding those of a new program in the traditional form, range from

recruitment of students to negotiating intellectual property contracts.

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