M.S. in Education degree program: middle childhood education teacher, mathematics specialist (grades 5-9)
HEGIS code 0804.03
NYS SED program code 26723

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Betina Zolkower Program Head 718.951.4800 2414 James Hall betinaz @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Education, Secondary Education
Fall Application Deadline July 15th - rolling admission
Spring Application Deadline November 15th - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, resume, photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate, a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals. Interview with department.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 650, 280, 114
Examinations

 

This program leads to the M.S. in Education and both New York State Initial and Professional Certificates in Middle Childhood Education with a specialization in mathematics (grades 5-9).

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must submit scores on the Liberal Arts and Science Test (L.A.S.T.).

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 650 on the paper-based test or 280 on the computer-based test or 114 on the internet-based test before being considered for admission.

Students should note additional requirements found at the beginning of this section as well as in the sections "Admission" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures."

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Degree requirements
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Thirty to 41 credits are required for the degree, depending on applicants' qualifications.

Students will enroll in the appropriate course of studies listed below (Option A or B or C or D) based upon teaching experience, previous course work, and the teaching certificates they hold.

Students must complete the following education courses in the stated sequence: Education 7452X, 7453X, 7454T, 7455T. All required education courses and some education electives require permission for registration as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.

Option (A): 30 credits

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Middle Childhood Education (grades 5-9) or its equivalent. Applicants must present 18 credits of mathematics, including two semesters of calculus.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty credits are required for the degree.
In addition to Education 7451X, 7452X, 7453X, 7454T, 7455T, the following courses are also required:
(a) four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the program adviser: Mathematics 7273T, 7274T, 7275T, 7276T;
(b) one of the following elective education courses, or an education course approved by the program adviser: Education 7671X, 7672T, 7207X, 7302X, 7502T, 7019T, 7472X, 7503X.


Option (B): 32-33 credits

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) or its equivalent or a New York State Initial Certificate in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12) or its equivalent. Applicants must present 18 credits of mathematics, including two semesters of calculus.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty-three credits are required for the degree.
In addition to Education 7451X, 7452X, 7453X, 7454T, 7455T, the following courses are required:
(a) four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the program adviser: Mathematics 7271T, 7273T, 7274T, 7275T, 7276T;
(b) Student teaching in grades 7-8 for those with Initial Certification in Childhood Education (Education 7542T), or grades 5-6 for those with Initial Certification in Adolescence Education (Education 7214T).



Option (C): 33 credits

This program leads to both New York State Initial and Professional Certificates in Middle Childhood Education with a specialization in mathematics (grades 5-9).

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must hold a New York State Transitional B Certificate in Middle Childhood Education (grades 5-9) or its equivalent.
Applicants must present 18 credits of mathematics, including two semesters of calculus.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty-three credits are required for the degree. Students must complete Education 7500X, 7501X, and 7451X prior to taking other education courses required for the degree. Students must obtain departmental permission to register for these courses.
In addition to Education 7452X, 7453X, 7454T, 7455T, the following courses are required: four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the program adviser: Mathematics 7271T, 7273T, 7274T, 7275T, 7276T.

Option (D): 41 credits

This program leads to both New York State Initial and
Professional Certificates in Middle Childhood Education with a specialization in mathematics (grades 5-9).

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must present 18 credits of mathematics, including two semesters of calculus.

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Degree requirements
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Forty-one credits are required for the degree.
Students must complete Education 7500X, 7501X, 7542T, 7451X, and 7214T prior to taking other education courses required for the degree. Students must obtain departmental permission to register for these courses.
In addition to Education 7452X, 7453X, 7454T, 7455T the following courses are required:
four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the program adviser: Mathematics 7271T, 7273T, 7274T, 7275T, 7276T.