M.A. in Mathematics Education - Grades 7 - 12

Professional / Permanent Certification

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

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics (or its equivalent - 30 credits) with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.  Mathematics coursework should include Calculus I, II (minimum of 8 credits), modern algebra, linear algebra, probability and statistics, geometry, number theory, and discrete mathematics and a New York State Initial Certification or its equivalent.
  • Hold a valid New York State Provisional or Initial Teaching Certificate for Secondary Mathematics or its equivalent.  Submit a copy of your New York State Provisional or Initial Teaching Certificate.
  • 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.)

To maintain one's status as a degree candidate and be recommended for graduation a candidate must:

  • Maintain an overall 3.0 GPA.
  • Complete all of the coursework in the program.
  • Maintain an electronic teaching portfolio.