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

 

These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2014 semester.
Click here to view the current requirements
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 teaching mathematics (grades 5-9).
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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 for matriculation. 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 500 on the paper-based test or 173 on the computer-based test or 61 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 forty-five 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: SEED 7452X, SEED 7453X, SEED 7454T, SEED 7455T. All required education courses and some education electives require permission for registration as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.


Option (A): 30 credits

This option leads to New York State Professional Certification in Middle Childhood Education with a specialization in teaching mathematics (grades 5-9) or to Professional Certification for holders of Initial Certification in another area.

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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 or be seeking Professional Certification through attainment of a Masters Degree. Applicants must present 18 credits of mathematics, including two semesters of calculus before they can begin to take graduate mathematics classes.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty credits are required for the degree.
The following mathematics education courses, or mathematics education courses approved by the program adviser, are required:
SEED 7451X, SEED 7452X, SEED 7453X, SEED 7454T, and SEED 7455T.

Four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the mathematics department chair or designee, are required:
MATH 7271T, MATH 7273T, MATH 7274T, MATH 7275T, MATH 7276T, MATH 7277T;
One of the following elective education courses, or an education course approved by the program advisor:
SEED 7671X, SEED 7502T, SEED 7472X, SEED 7503X, SEED 7465X.


Option (B): 30-32 credits

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

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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 and be seeking certification in Grades 5-9. Applicants must present 18 credits of mathematics, including two semesters of calculus before they can begin to take graduate mathematics courses.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty to thirty-two credits are required for the degree.
The following mathematics education courses, or mathematics education courses approved by the program adviser, are required:
SEED 7451X, SEED 7452X, SEED 7453X, SEED 7454T, and SEED 7455T.

Four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the mathematics department chair or designee, are required:
MATH 7271T, MATH 7273T, MATH 7274T, MATH 7275T, MATH 7276T, MATH 7277T;
One of the following elective education courses, or an education course approved by the program advisor:
SEED 7671X, SEED 7502T, SEED 7472X, SEED 7503X, SEED 7465X.

(c) One semester of student teaching in grades 7-8 for those with Initial Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) or one semester of student teaching in grades 5-6 for those with Initial Education Certification in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) SEED 7542T or SEED 7543T.

Option (C): 30-45 credits

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

It is recommended that applicants to this Option begin their program in a Spring semester.

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must present 18 credits of mathematics, including two semesters of calculus before they can begin to take graduate mathematics classes.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty to forty-five credits are required for the degree.

This option, for students without certification to teach, leads to both New York State Initial and Professional Certification in Adolescence Education in teaching mathematics for grades 5-9.

The following four education courses are required unless candidates have taken one or more as part of previous coursework. Foundations: SEED 7500X, SEED 7501X; Special Education: SEED 7671X, and Literacy: SEED 7503X.

The following student teaching courses are required unless candidates have a New York State waiver:
SEED 7538T, and CBSE 7539T
(SEED 7500X and SEED 7501X must be completed before student teaching)

The following mathematics education courses, or mathematics education courses approved by the program adviser, are required:
SEED 7451X, SEED 7452X, SEED 7453X, SEED 7454T, and SEED 7455T.

(a) Four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the mathematics department chair or designee, are required:
MATH 7271T, MATH 7273T, MATH 7274T, MATH 7275T, MATH 7276T, MATH 7277T;


Option (D): 30-39 credits

This option leads to both New York State Initial and Professional Certificates in Middle Childhood Education with a specialization in teaching 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 before they can begin to take graduate mathematics classes.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty to thirty-nine credits are required for the degree.

The following four education courses are required unless candidates have taken one or more as part of previous coursework. Foundations: SEED 7500X, SEED 7501X; Special Education: SEED 7671X; and Literacy: SEED 7503X.

The following mathematics education courses, or mathematics education courses approved by the program adviser, are required:
SEED 7451X, SEED 7452X, SEED 7453X, SEED 7454T, and SEED 7455T.

Four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the mathematics department chair or designee, are required:
MATH 7271T, MATH 7273T, MATH 7274T, MATH 7275T, MATH 7276T, MATH 7277T.