this is a collection of resources i've gathered during my search for math course and degree options. there have been several great threads lately, mostly focusing on grad work....and i learned a lot from them as well. i'm including both undergrad and grad options. some of you may be looking for extra courses to fulfill a major, or possibly to take prerequisites for grad school. and many of you are looking for that 18 hour option, a certificate, or a full masters degree. this list should have something for everyone. please note that it is a work in progress...i'm going to update it with more details and cost info as time permits. for now, i wanted everyone to know what was out there, to hopefully help with your future plans. first, for undergrad: these first few options are independent learning listings. these don't really fit with any degree, but they're great to supplement your course of study, especially if: -you're at one of those heavy-transfer schools and wish to concentrate in math, -you are at a school that offers a math major onground but doesn't have all of its classes online yet, you can supplement with these. -you need math to prepare for grad school they are also almost all self-paced, meaning you have anywhere from 6-9-12 months to complete the classes, depending on the program. so if you're worried about life getting in the way, or how long it will take you to "master" a subject, no worries here! the u of illinois has a computer based training system based on the mathematica software package. you do not need to know how to program, and you can start with any class. if you complete all of the courses in their cert program, you can elect to have a certificate sent to you. however, it is not required to take all of them, or even to start at the beginning. Course List | NetMath at the University of Illinois tuition is comparable to other u of i online courses. ohio state has some of these available, but not as many as u of i. shorter college has also developed a system based on the u of i model, and has added their own (even more user friendly) livemath software to some of their courses. Distance Calculus @ Shorter College wisconsin has an independent learning program that is not completely computer-based like the u of i option, and there are several courses available, with pretty reasonable tuition: Mathematics distance education - Independent Study taught by Dept of LS & A note that these feature several upper division courses. other options include berkeley, LSU, and the university of oklahoma: Mathematics and Statistics - UC Berkeley Extension http://is.lsu.edu/courselist.asp?cat=Mathematics&nid=102&pg= CIDL College Course all of the above options include the calc 1-3/4 series that is often required for upper level math coursework. next are your undergraduate options: first and foremost, the university of illinois at springfield. B.A. - Mathematical Sciences - University of Illinois at Springfield - UIS UIS offers a math "degree completion" program, meaning they focus on the last 2 years of the curriculum. however, you can have as few as 30 credits to be admitted and just make up the prereqs you lack as you get started. they require the calc 1-3 series be completed before admission, but they offer calc 3 online regularly to finish this up. the above independent learning options would be great to take care of the calc series. next up is utah state university with an *undergraduate* degree in math *education* Mathematics Education - Undergraduate Degrees - Regional Campuses & Distance Education - distance.usu.edu i'll be talking more about the grad education options, but i wanted to point out that this school has a pretty high-level math offering. Indiana University East also has a math program in the works... IU Everywhere - Indiana University East Saint Mary In The Woods College has math and math ed independent learning options: Mathematics Course Requirements | Math Major, Math Minor, Math Education Major ok now for grad options. here we have 4 main types of programs: -statistics -pure math -applied math -mathematics education as i mentioned above, do NOT count out a "math education" program just due to its name. i admit i used to, before i started digging deeper. if you're looking for "18 hours" then there are math ed programs that actually *do* have a strong grad level set of math classes that will serve the PhD pre-reqs, or any other need you have for that sort of thing. also, if you're looking at this for teaching at the college/CC level, the "calc refresher" "algebra methods" etc classes wouldn't be so bad! you actually get to learn a lot about *how* to teach this stuff, and at the CC level, you'll be teaching pretty much the same range of courses as the HS teachers... i'm not advocating just doing this for the credits, just putting options out there--many of you have mentioned the lack of good math options--if you opened your search just a bit, you'd be surprised what you'd find! there is a nice set of decently-ranked universities offering degrees in statistics: colorado state ($520/cr) texas a&m Texas A&M has a separate fee for out of state that can run up to 800/hr. kansas state --the best value, around $500 or less per hour penn state ($644/cr hr) Penn State | Certificate in Applied Statistics and i'll include stanford here for completeness, but stanford does require some on-campus time. aside from stanford, each of these schools have both a certificate option and a full-degree option. and at least colorado state and texas a&m have "non calculus based" certificate options. Univ of Tennesee-Knoxville has a stats certificate: UT Department of Statistics Certificate Program next, there's applied math. probably the best ranked program available in DL today is the u of washington: Master of Science in Applied Mathematics at UW — Online Degree Program and tuition is affordable as well. ok for general/pure math... Univ of Houston: Department of Mathematics at the University of Houston Great program--it mentions that its for teachers but it is a normal math degree, no "education" class requirements...lots of very good options, good class availability The teachers also do great work for the math community as a whole. The University of Central Florida offers a Math certificate: Graduate Catalog 2010-2011 - University of Central Florida- Mathematics Certificate s%20Cer They also have an MS but I'm not sure if it's completely online. Emporia State University: Master of Science in Mathematics Program Texas A&M goes in both categories because they have traditional & one with an ed option: Distance Masters of Science in Mathematics University of West Florida: also has lots of stats options UWF - Mathematics and Statistics - Online MS in Mathematical Sciences Program here's the tuition: UWF - Enrollment Services - Online Campus Fee Chart<br>Fall Semester 2009 I believe if you're enrolled as an online degree student you DO get instate rates of under 300/credit hour. finally, for math education : Nicholls State U in Louisiana has a MA in Teaching math that is targeted to community college instructors: Nicholls State University - Division of Mathematics and Computer Science WGU Math Teaching Degree Details | WGU Teachers College Online this program has an interesting tuition model...you take as much as you can handle per 6 month term, and you're charged one flat rate. so the total cost of the degree depends on how long it takes you to finish it. Drexel: more education based, $686/credit Master Chadron State College: Master of Arts in Education - Science or Mathematics - Graduate Studies - Chadron State College Montana: Graduate Program MS in Math Education Idaho, says its "teaching" but it has lots of heavy high level math classes. MATH Degree - Engineering Outreach FSU: coe.fsu.edu | distance learning | math ed Texas A&M goes in both categories because they have traditional & one with an ed option: Distance Masters of Science in Mathematics Oregon State: Science & Mathematics Education -- Online & Distance Degrees -- Oregon State University -- Extended Campus -- Ecampus Mississippi State: Interdisciplinary Sciences: allows you to combine math with another science and get lots of credits in both--21 in the major field, and 15 in any other. Course Rotation - MA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Mississippi State University Converse College, in Spartanburg, SC has a number of "content refresher" classes for teachers...they say it's not primarily to prepare you for college teaching, but they're still credits. and at $589 per class, not a bad deal! These classes are a hybrid of online and DVD based content. Math Courses for Teachers Northern Arizona U: M.A.T. Mathematics: NAU Extended Campuses - Degree Details Sorry if this is poorly formatted......I'll update as I can, and welcome all additions!