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Through our fully online Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT) program, teachers from around the world are deepening their understanding of the core foundations of mathematics curricula in support of enhanced student learning.


The primary goal of the MMT is to provide current teachers of mathematics with the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of the mathematics underlying the content taught in secondary school classrooms. The MMT is designed to:

  • deepen participants’ understanding of mathematical foundations relating to core secondary school curricula,
  • expose participants to areas of applications of modern mathematics, and
  • challenge participants to look for new and innovative ways to bring their newfound knowledge into the classroom.

The primary focus of the program is on mathematics and its applications rather than on pedagogy. Some of the material and tasks in each course will be directly applicable to daily classroom teaching, but much is intended to build teachers’ confidence in mathematics by strengthening their knowledge base.

Intended Audience

It is expected that most participants will be teaching at the secondary school or college level and have been away from formal education for several years at the time of enrollment.


The MMT is a professional program offered on a part-time basis. It consists of the equivalent of 9 one-semester online courses including a project-based capstone course. The program is typically completed in 3 years, although it can be completed more quickly or more slowly.


A list of currently approved courses is available. We tentatively anticipate offering the following courses over the next several years: anticipated course offerings.

Application Requirements and Process

There is one admission cycle per year. The application deadline is June 15 and entry in the program must begin in September due to the sequence of courses offered. Further information on admission criteria, how to apply and required documents is available.

For the online application process, refer to the University of Waterloo’s Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.


Will exceptions ever be made to the formal admission requirements? What is tuition? How much time will a course and the program typically require? Please see our frequently asked questions and answers. For more information, contact the MMT.