Program Coordinator Patrick Burke 1138 West Building; (212) 772-4728;
This 30-credit program provides advanced coursework in methods of teaching mathematics, as well as coursework in mathematics focused on the needs of secondary teachers. It is intended for teachers holding initial certification in mathematics 7-12 and leads to professional certification in adolescent mathematics. It is also intended for teachers who already hold professional or permanent certification and who are seeking to further their knowledge/skills, and gain additional graduate credits. Teachers holding initial, permanent or professional certification in adolescent mathematics may apply to this program. Students who do not hold New York State certification in mathematics should refer to the Adolescent Mathematics program, which leads to initial certification.
The program is designed to increase students’ pedagogical and content knowledge in mathematics. Coursework includes courses in the School of Education and in the Mathematics Department of the School of Arts & Sciences.
1. Completion of an approved bachelor’s degree program with a minimum overall GPA of 2.8
2. New York State Certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12.
3. Students must have at least 24 undergraduate credits in mathematics with a B average, including courses in Calculus and Linear Algebra.
4. Students who possess a master’s degree in mathematics or mathematics education must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in their graduate courses, with a B average in mathematics courses.
Professional Certification in Mathematics Course of Study