Middle Grades (grades 5-9) Professional Certification in Mathematics Education Leadership M.S. degree

This master’s degree program is designed for teachers who have NYS initial certification in Middle School Mathematics (5-9) and are seeking to satisfy NY State’s requirement for a Master’s degree while also expanding their qualifications into Teacher Leadership. It is also suitable for teachers who hold professional or permanent certification seeking to further their knowledge/skills, and gain additional graduate credits. You will take advanced coursework in methods of teaching mathematics to enhance your skills as a teacher of math. At the conclusion of this 33-credit program of studies all teachers will be recommended for professional certification in middle school mathematics education.

Eligibility and Admission Requirements:

  • New York State Certification, Grades 5-9
  • A BA/BS from an accredited university with a GPA of a minimum of 3.0
  • 30 credits in mathematics content coursework
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An official GRE score report

Coursework in the Mathematics and Mathematics Education:
EDSE 6102E Teaching and Learning Secondary Mathematics (3 cr, 30 hrs fw)
EDSE 2800 Contemporary Topics in Mathematics Education (3 cr)
EDSE 2700E Middle and Early High School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (3 cr)
MATHE 4600C Introduction to Mathematical Thinking (3 cr)
MATHE 4700C Modeling with Algebraic and Trigonometric Functions (3)
MATHE 4900C Fundamental Ideas of Calculus (3 cr)

Coursework in Leadership:
EDLS 7401G Instructional Leadership in the Mathematics Content Area
EDLS 8801G School-Community Building
EDLS 7301G Curriculum Development

Capstone Research Course:
EDSE 0200I Action Research in Mathematics Education (3 cr)

Sample Elective Courses in Mathematics or Mathematics Education (3 cr)
MATHE 6300 Mathematical Problem Solving
MATHE 1000E History of Mathematics
MATHE 4800C Foundations of Geometry
EDLS 7101G Dynamics of educational organizations

For more information please contact:
Prof. D. A. Stylianou, Program Director

Last Updated: 06/03/2021 14:16