Graduate Bulletin 2013-2015 » Academic Programs and Courses » Middle and High School Education » M.S.Ed. Program in Mathematics Education, Middle Childhood Education (5-9) or Adolescent Education (7-12). » Extension to the New York State Initial Certificate to Teach Mathematics in Grades 5-9 (Middle Childhood Education)
Extension to the New York State Initial Certificate to Teach Mathematics in Grades 5-9 (Middle Childhood Education)
Extension Program in Mathematics Education (17 credits)
This program is designed for candidates who hold New York State initial certification to teach Mathematics in grades 5-9 (Middle Childhood Education) and wish to extend their certification to include grades 7-12 (Adolescent Education).
- Possess New York State initial certification to teach mathematics in grades 5-9.
- Have at least two semesters of successful experience teaching mathematics in grades 7, 8, or 9; or one semester of supervised student teaching in mathematics in grades 7, 8, or 9 (with a grade of B or better).
- Present coursework in Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and History of Mathematics with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Submit scores on the NYS Content Specialty (CST) Test in Mathematics.
- Submit two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a college or university instructor of mathematics.
- Submit a 500-word essay on career goals.
- Participate in an interview.
- Meet additional departmental, divisional, and New York State requirements, if any.
- If conditionally admitted, make up requirements starting in the first semester and finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.
- Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout the course of study.
The Extension Program in Mathematics Education consists of 17 credits, as outlined below. A minimum of a B average must be maintained throughout the course of the Program. All students are to consult with an adviser in Mathematics Education before starting the Program.
Overview of the Program
- Curriculum and Instruction (6 credits): ESC 748 (3) and ESC 749 (3).
- Mathematics Content (11 credits): MAT 604 (3), MAT 615 (4), and MAT 637 (4).
Last modified: 8/4/2015