Quick help! Need Bachelor of Math! Already BS in BA and MEd, need cheap and fast!

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  1. schmoo643

    schmoo643 New Member

    So, was switching jobs for next school year and found out the requirements to teach math changed, so need a bachelors of Math degree. Already have a bachelors in Business and a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction with Math Emphasis, but the country i am teaching in wants a bachelors in math.

    So basically i need the cheapest/fastest way to go though and get another bachelors of Math. Credit by exam, credits for classes already taken, anything, just needs to be done quick!

    Trying to piece it all together, but in urgent need! Thanks in Advance
     
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  4. Davewill

    Davewill Member

  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I know that UIllinois-Springfield has a Math degree completion program but I don't know how quickly it can be completed.
     
  6. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Charter Oak State College has a Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science in General Studies with a concentration in Mathematics. IIRC, you can earn up to 24 credits by taking the Math Subject GRE and scoring at the 40th percentile or higher. Empire State College might also still award credits for subject GRE tests.
     
  7. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    To build on this, if you have graduate credit in math, you may be able to use some of that credit as upper level in your new degree. I know you can do it with loose credit, not sure if they'll let you when the credit is part of an earned degree, but you should ask asap.
     
  8. TonyM

    TonyM Member

    Good suggestion! The subject GRE option is likely the fastest way.
     
  9. Sacricolist

    Sacricolist New Member

    Western Governors University (Online University | Online Degree Programs | WGU) offers competency based degrees and may meet your needs. They offer a BA in Mathematics and a MAT in Mathematics. Considering your previous masters with a math emphasis you may be able to complete either of these degrees rather quickly. Reportedly, some have completed a degree within 6 months and have only paid for one 6-month semester (approximately $3300). Also some of the credits from the previous masters may satisfy some of the degree requirements for the MAT in Mathematics, so you really could be done quickly.
     
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  10. Sacricolist

    Sacricolist New Member

    Western Governors University also offers a third math related degree: a MA in Math Education which actually has more math related courses than the MAT degree.
     
  11. KayV

    KayV New Member

    Do you have to have the bachelors in hand by the beginning of the school year? And which math classes do you already have?
    The next GRE Subject Test in Math is in September; would that meet your requirements?
     
  12. KayV

    KayV New Member

    Do you have to have the bachelors in hand by the beginning of the school year? And which math classes do you already have?

    For Charter Oak, the next GRE Subject Test in Math is in September; would that meet your requirements? You would also need 9 more upper level math courses and the COSC Cornerstone and Capstone at a minimum.

    I chatted online with WGU and discovered that their BA in Mathematics won't work, since you already have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with Math Emphasis.

    Perhaps you could ask your masters-granting university what you would need to do to get a retroactive bachelors in math?

    Good luck!
     
  13. KayV

    KayV New Member

    This is a little bit out-of-the-box, but would your school accept the UK Chartered Mathematics Teacher designation in lieu of a bachelors in math?
    CMathTeach - Home Page
     

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