B.A. degree program in adolescence education: mathematics teacher
HEGIS code 1701.01
NYS SED program code 26735

Bachelor's degree programs for adolescence education (grades 7-12): biology, chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, modern languages (French, Italian, Spanish), physics, and social studies (Africana studies, American studies, anthropology, economics, history, political science, Puerto Rican and Latino studies, sociology), and special subjects (all grades): music - full information and requirements

Program/Department Advisers

Please contact the department for information on academic advisers and office hours.

 

The Department of Secondary Education and the Department of Mathematics jointly offer a program for students who plan to teach mathematics in grades 7 through 12. Additional information may be obtained from the Department of Secondary Education or the Department of Mathematics. Adolescence education (grades 7-12) and special subject programs are writing-intensive. Students should consult a counselor as early as possible to plan their program.

All mathematics courses offered to satisfy the requirements for a major in mathematics teacher must be completed with a grade of C-, or higher. Unless otherwise specified in this Bulletin, any mathematics course used to satisfy the prerequisite for an advanced elective must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

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Program requirements (65 credits)
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Mathematics 1201, 1206 and 2201. Transfer students may also need to take Mathematics 1211 - see mathematics department chair.

All of the following: Mathematics 2001, 2011W, 2101, 3101, 3501, 4201, 4302, 4401, 4406.

Computer and Information Science 1110.

The following pedagogical courses in the Department of Secondary Education (total of 26 credits):

Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402. This four-term sequence may be started in the lower-sophomore term, or upper-sophomore term.

Secondary Education 3456 (3 credits) may be started after completing Secondary Education 2001 and 2002.

Secondary Education 4403: Seminar on Methods of Teaching Mathematics, Student Teaching I

Secondary Education 4409: Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching Mathematics, Student Teaching II

This program reflects changes in teacher certification requirements recently implemented by the New York State Education Department. Degree programs in Secondary Education include a major in an appropriate department of the college. Completion of an adolescence education program as part of a major in English, one of the appropriate social sciences, mathematics, or one of the sciences qualifies students for New York State initial certification in Secondary Education for grades 7 through 12.

Students qualifying for the initial certification in adolescence education may obtain an extension to teach English, social studies, mathematics, or one of the sciences in grades 5 and 6 by taking Secondary Education 3454.

Students must complete 26 credits in the Department of Secondary Education as specified above.
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Admission requirements and academic standing
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Students must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402 or 3456;

An average of 2.75 in Secondary Education 2001 and 2002 is required to continue to Secondary Education 3401, and/or Secondary Education 3402, and/or Secondary Education 3456;

To take Secondary Education 4413 or 4401-4406, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and permission of the head of the program in the appropriate area;

To take Secondary Education 4407-4412, students must earn a B- or higher in Secondary Education 4401-4406, a GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, and the permission of the head of the program in the appropriate area.

A student who takes Secondary Education 4407-4412 prior to Secondary Education 4401-4406 must earn a B- or better grade in Secondary Education 4407-4412 to take Secondary Education 4401-4406.