This graduate program is designed for students who hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics (or its equivalent) and a Masters degree in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science or computer science. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be recommended for New York State Initial Certification at the adolescent level in mathematics (grades 7-12). Program completers will have met the education requirements for both initial and professional certification. This program has recently been recognized as being in compliance with NCTM-NCATE outcomes. This is a 24-credit program and it can be completed in one year.
Coursework and Fieldwork Information
The program welcomes working adults and teachers currently holding positions in public, charter or independent schools who wish to receive initial certification by NY State. All classes are offered once per week (usually for 2.5 hours) during the evening, starting at 4:50 PM. Several courses are offered in hybrid on online format. However, all candidates are required to complete fieldwork, currently set at a minimum of 100 hours in a New York public school. Fieldwork hours are associated with select courses and are expected to be completed concurrently with the course. Finally, during their last semester candidates are expected to complete their Teaching Practicum (“student teaching”) which is a full-time graded practicum in a school under the supervision of an accomplished teacher. Candidates who currently hold a position in a school may request to complete their teaching practicum in their own classrooms.
Coursework in the School of Education:
EDUC 7500A Adolescent Learning and Development (3cr, 15 hrs fw)
EDSE 1200E Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (3 cr, 15 hrs fw)
SPED 5200K Introduction to Inclusive Practices in Adolescent STEM Classrooms
(3 cr, 30 hrs fw)
EDSE 6100E Methods for Teaching Secondary Mathematics (4 cr, 30 hrs fw)
EDSE 6400E Curriculum Development in Secondary School (4 cr, 30 hrs fw)
The program satisfies the requirements for a New York Initial and Professional Certificate for teaching mathematics in Grades 7-12, pending:
- Earning a passing score on the CST (004) Mathematics Exam;
- Earning a passing score on the EAS Exam;
- Earning a passing score on the edTPA Exam in Secondary Mathematics; and
- Demonstrating satisfactory performance in courses and the student internship.
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