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Advanced Certificate in Mathematics Education Admission Requirements
Candidates wishing to enter the Mathematics Education Certificate Program must meet the following conditions as determined by the program coordinator:
- 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.
- Possess a master's degree in mathematics or an approved mathematics-related field.
- Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study by having a master's grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.
- Satisfy the content requirements for New York State initial certification.
- Submit scores on the NYS LAST Teacher Examination and the NYS Content Specialty Test in Mathematics (CST).
- 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 a personal 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.
Last modified: 5/10/2013