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Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adolescent Mathematics - MA / Advanced Certificate


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Program Coordinator Patrick Burke
1138 West Building; (212) 772-4728;
patrick.burke@hunter.cuny.edu

 

The master’s degree and advanced certificate degree programs are designed to serve individuals who do not have initial, professional, or permanent certification in the teaching of mathematics.

Applicants with permanent or professional certification in mathematics should apply to the Professional Certificate master’s degree program.

  

Admission Requirements


Master’s Degree

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution acceptable to Hunter College with an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.

2. 24 or more credits in mathematics approved by the graduate mathematics adviser, including a course in elementary statistics, a year of calculus and a course in matrix algebra or linear algebra. Applicants may be admitted on the condition that they complete up to 12 credits of additional course work in mathematics. A transcript review will determine which additional credits, if any, are needed.

3. A grade point average of at least 2.7 in mathematics courses.

4. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include the following in addition to math: 6 credits in English, 6 credits in a language other than English (3 years of high school study in the same foreign language with grades of C or better documented by high school transcript will meet this requirement), 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography), 6 credits in science/technology, 3 credits in the arts.

5. A personal statement to be completed as part of the application for admission.

 

Advanced Certificate

1. An undergraduate major of at least 30 credits in mathematics and a master’s degree in the content area with a GPA of at least 3.3 from an accredited institution acceptable to Hunter College. Coursework at either the undergraduate or graduate level must include a course in elementary statistics, a year of calculus and a course in matrix algebra or linear algebra.

2. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include the following (in addition to mathematics): 6 credits in English, 6 credits in a language other than English (3 years of the same language in high school with a grade of “C” or higher satisfies this requirement), 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography), 3 credits in the arts, and 6 credits in science and technology.

3. Two professional references to be included with the application for admission.

4. A personal statement to be completed as part of the application for admission.
In addition, all students in this program will be required to take the Content Specialty Test (CST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and submit their scores to the School of Education before they complete 12 credits of course work. A student who does not receive a passing score on the CST may be required to enroll in additional courses in mathematics.
 

Progress Standards


A. 12-Credit Progress Standards for Matriculated Students

1. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.

2. Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits of SEDC or SEDF course work will not be allowed to continue in the program.

3. Students who receive 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.

4. 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.

5. All students must take the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and submit their scores to the Office of Educational Services before they complete 12 credits of course work. Any student who does not receive a passing score on the LAST must enroll in the school’s reading/writing workshop before being permitted to register for any courses.

B. Fieldwork Benchmarks

All field experiences and student teaching will take place in New York City public schools.

Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+ or C in a field experience or student teaching course must apply to the chairperson of the department for permission to repeat that course, which may be repeated only once. Any student who receives a grade of F may not reregister and will not be allowed to continue in the program.

 

Mathematics and Statistics Master’s Degree Only Course of Study


Culminating Experiences


 Comprehensive examination in two parts: mathematics and pedagogy:

See Exit Standards                                  Mathematics and Statistics  department

Professional teaching portfolio                 School of Education

 

Total Credits for Master’s Degree Program                37-38 credits


Exit Standards


An overall GPA of 3.0.

Master’s degree students will develop a professional teaching portfolio, which is a cumulative effort, integrating course and fieldwork throughout the program. In particular, students will be expected to complete a major research-based project, include artifacts that reflect the theme of that research, and connect all components through critical reflection. Teacher candidates must show progress toward the completion of the portfolio through regular review by their advisers. Students will arrange for a presentation and final review of their work during the last semester in the program. A performance assessment checklist and rating scale will assess the quality of the culminating experiences (portfolio and reflective presentation).

Master’s degree students must also pass a comprehensive examination in mathematics. A student can take the comprehensive exam in mathematics twice; after that, a committee formed by the mathematics/statistics chairperson and consisting of members from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the School of Education will decide if the students can take the exam a third and final time.

Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.
 

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