M.A. in Mathematics Education

Grades 7 - 12

Initial Certification

Application for: Admission, Student Teaching, NYS Certification

Admission requirements for the Master of Arts degree program in Mathematics Education and initial New York State Certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12) are:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in mathematics (or its equivalent - 30 credits) with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Mathematics coursework should include Calculus I and II (minimum of 8 credits), modern algebra, linear algebra, probability and statistics, geometry, number theory, and discrete mathematics.
  • Complete the admissions application (Contact the SOE Graduate Admission Office 212-650-6296 or North Academic Center, Room 3/227 for the application form and deadlines.)
  • Starting Fall, 2016, the GRE General Test will be required for all applicants graduate teacher education.

To maintain one's status as a secondary mathematics teacher candidate and be recommended for student teaching a candidate must:

  • Maintain an overall 3.0 GPA.
  • Complete all of the coursework in the program.
  • Successfully complete 100 hours of pre-student teaching field experience*.
  • Maintain an electronic teaching portfolio

*Note: The educational core includes 100 hours of pre-student teaching experience in the New York City Schools. Teacher candidates must have time during normal public school hours to fulfill this requirement.

Admission to Student Teaching requires completion of the student teaching application during the first 10-weeks of the semester prior to student teaching. Contact the Office of Field Experiences and Student Teaching North Academic Center, Room 6/207A for information regarding the deadlines and application process. Admissions requirements include:

  • Completion of all Liberal Arts, mathematics major, and education requirements
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Successful completion of 100 hours of field experience (part of education requirements).
  • A passing score report for the New York State Content Specialty Test in Mathematics (CST).​​

During the student teaching semester you will register for:

EDSE 7600G: Student Teaching (3 credits) - This is full-time, full-semester, supervised teaching experience in the New York City Public Schools.

EDSE 7603G: Seminar in Teaching Secondary School

EDUC 1900G: Child Abuse and Health Education Seminar (0 credits)

To be recommended for certification teacher candidates must:

  • Complete the master's degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or better and apply for graduation. This includes the submission of an electronic portfolio.
  • Successfully complete the student teaching semester.
  • Pass the New York State CST and EAS exams (A copy of your score reports must be submitted with your application for certification)
  • Successfully complete the edTPA portfolio
  • Submit an application for certification to the City College Certification Officer.