Program Coordinator Patrick Burke; 1138 West Building; (212) 772-4728; firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a 33-credit program that prepares students with NYS initial/permanent certification in childhood education to become better qualified in the teaching of mathematics and science in the elementary grades. This program leads to professional certification in childhood education.
Undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 2.8.
New York State initial professional or permanent certification in childhood education.
Completion of a satisfactory writing sample as part of the application process.
Two letters of recommendation including one from a supervisor.
Successful completion with a grade of C or better of college level mathematics course and a lab science course. Those who do not meet the mathematics requirement must successfully complete MATH 104 and MATH 105 in the School of Arts and Sciences. Those who do not meet the science requirement must take a one semester course in a lab science (biology, chemistry, physics or geology.)
Master’s candidates may transfer in and/or waive up to three required courses in the master’s in mathematics and science education by providing evidence of prior equivalent coursework.
An elective course must be substituted for a waived course with adviser’s approval.
Waived courses provide an opportunity for teacher candidates to deepen their knowledge by taking advantage of the academic wealth available in the departments within the School of Education or the School of Arts and Sciences. Any graduate course(s) in either the School of Education or the School of Arts and Sciences for which prerequisites have been met may be substituted for waived courses with the permission of the program coordinator.
Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0, which includes courses in the arts and sciences subject as well as in teacher education, in order to continue the program.
Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
A student who receives a grade of F in any course including arts and sciences courses in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
Students with one grade of IN (Incomplete) within the first 12 credits are restricted from registering for more than one additional course. Those with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
Note: It is recommended that students with two or more INs take an official leave of absence.
Childhood Education Mathematics/Science Specialization Course of Study
* Note: Students who have already completed an introductory special education course may enroll in SPED 783.50 Math, Organizational and Social Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities (for those not in the LD specialization).
** Independent study may be taken in lieu of a required course with permission of the program coordinator.
Overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.