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Graduate Bulletin Admission Requirements (Sequence 2)

  • A bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university with an overall index of 2.7 or better.
  • Mathematics course work of at least 18 credits that include Calculus I and II, with an overall index of 2.7 or better in all mathematics courses taken.
  • For Sequence 2, must be eligible for a valid Transitional B Certificate from N.Y.S.E.D.
  • Provide evidence of having taken the New York State Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (L.A.S.T.) and the New York State Content Specialty Test (C.S.T.) in Mathematics.
  • If conditionally admitted, make up requirements starting in the first semester and finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a college or university instructor of mathematics.
  • A 500 word essay on career goals.
  • A personal interview.

Graduate Bulletin Admission Requirements (Sequences 3, 4, 5, 6)

  • A bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university with an overall index of 2.7 or better.
  • For Sequence 3: Mathematics course work to include Statistics; Calculus I; Calculus II; Linear Algebra; and History of Mathematics; with an overall index of 2.7 or better in all mathematics courses taken
  • For Sequence 4: Mathematics major
  • For Sequence 5: Mathematics major AND N.Y.S. Transitional B Certificate
  • For Sequence 6: Mathematics course work to include Statistics; Calculus I; Calculus II; Linear Algebra; and History of Mathematics; with an overall index of 2.7 or better in all mathematics courses taken; and N.Y.S. Transitional B Certificate.
  • Provide evidence of having taken the New York State Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (L.A.S.T.) and the New York State Content Specialty Test (C.S.T.) in Mathematics.
  • If conditionally admitted, make up requirements starting in the first semester and finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a college or university instructor of mathematics.
  • A 500-word essay on career goals.
  • A personal interview.

Graduate Bulletin Degree Requirements (Grades 5 – 9)

Students must consult with a Mathematics Education advisor before starting their master's program and must plan their overall program with the advisor during their semester of attendance. Students must complete one of the two sequences outlined below

Sequence 1. (1) 30 credits of prescribed course work; (2) 3-6 credits of supervised fieldwork; (3) A comprehensive examination OR research project (3); and (4) Maintain B average.

Sequence 2. (1) 30 credits of prescribed course work; (2) 2 credits of supervised fieldwork; (3) A comprehensive examination OR research project (3); and (4) Maintain B average.

Graduate Bulletin Degree Requirements (Grades 7 – 12)

Students must consult with a Mathematics Education advisor before starting their master's program and must plan their overall program with the advisor during their first semester of attendance. Students must complete one of the three sequences outlined below:

  • Sequence 3. (1) 36 credits of prescribed course work; (2) 3-6 credits of supervised fieldwork; (3) A comprehensive examination OR research project (3); and (4) Maintain B average.
  • Sequence 4. (1) 30 credits of prescribed course work; (2) 3-6 credits of supervised fieldwork; (3) A comprehensive examination OR research project (3); and (4) Maintain B average.
  • Sequence 5. (1) 30 credits of prescribed course work; (2) 2 credits of supervised fieldwork; (3) A comprehensive examination OR research project (3); and (4) Maintain B average.
  • Sequence 6. (1) 36 credits of prescribed course work; (2) 2 credits of supervised fieldwork; (3) A comprehensive examination OR research project (0-3); and (4) Maintain B average.

Advanced Certificate

This program is designed for candidates who hold a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a master's degree in Mathematics or in an approved Mathematics-related field, and who seek New York State certification in Mathematics, grades 7-12.

Graduate Bulletin

The graduate program for middle and high school mathematics teachers leads to a Master of Science in Education degree. Registered with the State Education Department, this program leads to both initial and professional certification to teach mathematics in grades 5-9 or 7-12, provided all other requirements have been satisfied.

A 17-credit extension program for candidates also is offered for candidates who already possess New York State Initial certification to teach mathematics in grades 5-9 (middle childhood education) and who wish to extend their certification to include grades 7-12 (adolescent education). (Note: This extension does not lead to a M.S.ED in Mathematics Education and only leads to New York State teaching certification in grades 7-12).

To be eligible for the Master's in Mathematics Education for Grades 5-9, candidates must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Sequence 1 (33-39 credits). For liberal arts and sciences graduates who have completed 18 credits in mathematics, including Calculus I and Calculus II, but who lack professional education coursework.
  • Sequence 2 (32-35 credits). For teachers who hold a Transitional B certificate in Mathematics from New York State through special CUNY and NYCDOE programs.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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