Program Details

M.A. degree program in education: mathematics teacher (7-12)
HEGIS code 1701.01
NYS SED program code 26734

The Mathematics Department, in conjunction with the Department of Secondary Education, offers a master of arts degree in education for mathematics teachers (grades 7-12). The New York State Education Department licenses graduates of registered teacher education programs who meet the state requirements for teachers. Applicants must consult matriculation requirements for adolescence education and special subjects in the Department of Secondary Education section of the Bulletin, and should see the chairperson of the Department of Secondary Education for counseling.

The department also participates in a master of science degree program for middle childhood education specialists in math (grades 5-9), with extensions for gifted education at initial and professional certification levels.

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Michael Meagher Program Head 718 951 5000 x3933 2416 James Hall seedinfo @ brooklyn.cuny.edu;
mmeagher @ brooklyn.cuny.edu
by appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Education, Secondary Education
Mathematics
Fall Application Deadline May 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
The Mathematics Department, in conjunction with the Department of Secondary Education, offers a master of arts degree in education for mathematics teachers (grades 7-12).

This program leads to the M.A. in Education and both New York State Initial and Professional Certification in Adolescence Education in teaching mathematics for grades 7-12.

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in mathematics, mathematics education grades 7-12, or 18 credits in advanced mathematics including the following: multivariable calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, geometry, analysis/advanced calculus, probability and statistics, as approved by the chairperson of the mathematics department and the advisor of the mathematics education (7-12) program. Prospective students who do not hold Initial Certification are recommended to begin the program in the spring semester.

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 for matriculation. A minimum 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 score of at least 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.

Applicants who do not meet all of the specific requirements will be given individual consideration and may be admitted with conditions, with the approval of the chairperson of the Secondary Education Department and the chairperson of the Mathematics Department.

Applicants must consult matriculation requirements for adolescence education and special subjects in the School of Education section of the Bulletin, and should see the Department of Secondary Education for advisement. General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission".

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Degree requirements
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For students who hold New York State certification in mathematics (7-12), thirty credits are required for the degree. For students without New York State certification in mathematics (7-12), thirty to forty-five credits are required for the degree. Students must complete the following education courses in the stated sequence: SEED 7462X, SEED 7463X, SEED 7544T, SEED 7464T. All required education courses and some education electives require permission for registration as indicated in the Schedule of Courses.


Option A: 30 credits

This option leads to New York State Professional Certification in Adolescence Education in teaching mathematics for grades 7-12.

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must hold a New York State Initial Certification in Adolescence Education in teaching mathematics for grades 7-12.

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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 7461T, SEED 7462T, SEED 7463T, SEED 7544T, and SEED 7464T.

The following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the mathematics department chair or designee, are required:
MATH 7305T, MATH 7307T, MATH 7309T or MATH 7311T.

One of the following elective education courses, or an education course approved by the program adviser, is required: SEED 7465X, SEED 7472X, SEED 7502T, SEED 7503X, or SEED 7671X.


Option B: 30-45 credits

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 7-12.

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

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

This option leads to both New York State Initial and Professional Certification in in Adolescence Education in teaching mathematics for grades 7-12.

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 two student teaching courses are required unless candidates have a New York State waiver: SEED 7538T, and SEED 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 7461T, SEED 7462T, SEED 7463T, SEED 7544T, and SEED 7464T.

The following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the mathematics department chair or designee, are required: MATH 7305T, MATH 7307T, MATH 7309T or MATH 7311T.


Option C: 30-39 credits

This option leads to both New York State Initial and Professional Certification in in Adolescence Education in teaching mathematics for grades 7-12.

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Matriculation Requirements:
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Applicants must hold a New York State Transitional B Certificate in Adolescence Education in teaching mathematics for grades 7-12.

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

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

The following mathematics education courses, or mathematics education courses approved by the program adviser, are required:
SEED 7461T, SEED 7462T, SEED 7463T, SEED 7544T, and SEED 7464T.

The following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the mathematics department chair or designee, are required: MATH 7305T, MATH 7307T, MATH 7309T or MATH 7311T.

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