Aug 13, 2020  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Mathematics Specialist Professional Certificate - MSEd

Program Coordinator

Frank Gardella
(212) 772-4676

This MSEd program (Academic Plan: EMTSP-MSED) will provide certified elementary school teachers a substantial background in mathematics, pedagogy and leadership giving them the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective professional development facilitator, coach, cluster teacher, and mentor. For those with Initial NYS Certification, this program will fulfill the master’s degree requirement for Professional Certification. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires all certified teachers to obtain a master’s degree within their first five years of teaching.

Admissions Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students with a master’s degree must have an overall GPA of at least 3.3 in their graduate coursework.
  2. NYS certification in Childhood Education Grades 1-6.
  3. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.
  4. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in grades 1-6.

Course of Study

Academic Plan


Total Credits


Entering students are expected to have college credit for at least two mathematics courses equivalent to Hunter’s MATH 10400 and MATH 10500. If they do not have those courses, they will be conditioned in them and expected to complete the courses before taking other coursework in the program.


If a student has already taken a course with content comparable to a course in the program, documented by college catalog description, and the student attained a grade of B or better in the course as documented by an official college transcript, then the student will be allowed to choose a course approved by the program adviser as a substitute for the existing program course.

Exit Requirements

  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. Maintain a valid and appropriate NYS certification.
  3. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.