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Advanced Certificate in Mathematics Education (24-27 Credits)

This program is designed for candidates who hold a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in mathematics or in an approved mathematics-related field, and who seek New York State Certification in mathematics, grades 7-12.

Admission Requirements

Candidates wishing to enter the Mathematics Education Certificate Program must meet the following conditions as determined by the program coordinator:

1. Possess a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university which meets New York State requirements for a general education core in the liberal arts and sciences. This degree shall include a mathematics major, with a minimum of 36 credits in mathematics.

2. Possess a master's degree in mathematics or an approved mathematics-related field.

3. Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study by having a master's grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.

4. Satisfy the content requirements for New York State initial certification.

5. Submit scores on the NYS Assessment of Literacy Skills Test (ALST) Teacher Examination and the NYS Content Specialty Test in Mathematics (CST).

6. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a college or university instructor of mathematics.

7. Submit a 500-word essay on career goals.

8. Participate in a personal interview.

9. Meet additional departmental, divisional, and New York State requirements, if any.

10. If conditionally admitted, make up requirements starting in the first semester and finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.

Certificate Requirements

The Certificate Program in Mathematics Education consists of 24-27 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. In order to be recommended for NYS certification at the completion of the Program, candidates must have passed the ALST, the CST in Mathematics, the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), and the Educating All Students test (EAS); they must also meet any additional requirements set by New York State.


I. Foundations of Education (9)

ESC 501 (3); ESC 502 (3) ESC 506 (3).

II. Curriculum and Instruction (12)

ESC 532 (3); ESC 740 (3) plus 6 additional credits in mathematics education to be selected in consultation with the program coordinator.

III. Practicum (3-6)

ESC 595 (2) plus ESC 611 (1) OR ESC 596 (3) plus ESC 612 (3)

Last modified: 8/4/2015