Accelerated BA/MA Teacher Education Programs

BA in Mathematics and MA in Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification

Complete a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Only Five Years

Open only to NYU College of Arts and Science students, this accelerated dual-degree program allows you to complete your BA in Mathematics and MA in Teaching Mathematics in only five years. You'll take content courses in mathematics and gain hands-on experience through fieldwork and supervised student teaching placements at New York City schools. 

You will start taking coursework toward your master's degree in your junior or senior year as an undergraduate, saving time and money by reducing the number of credits needed to complete the MA. Graduates of this dual-degree program are eligible for New York State initial teaching certification for grades 7-12. 

Learn more about why pursuing this dual-degree program and becoming a teacher are good ideas.

What you'll learn
  • Sound content knowledge in mathematics
  • Current issues and trends in mathematics education
  • Pedagogical approaches that promote students' conceptual understanding and address anticipated learning difficulties
  • Teaching methods that provoke critical thought and foster inquiry-based learning 

See the courses you'll complete during your junior or senior year as an undergraduate, and the MA courses you'll take as a graduate student, and a course sequence by semester for this dual-degree.

Students with appropriate mathematical background may take graduate mathematics courses at NYU's world-renowned Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

How you'll learn

School-Based Fieldwork Experiences
You will complete 100 hours of school-based fieldwork prior to student teaching, familiarizing yourself with urban educational environments and developing innovative classroom strategies appropriate for teaching today's students. You will complete a portion of this fieldwork during your junior or senior year.

Student Teaching Placements in New York City Public Schools
The pivotal field experience of this program consists of two semesters of student teaching, one at the middle and one at the high school level. As a student teacher, you will be mentored by the cooperating teacher and NYU field supervisors, and gain increasing responsibility for teaching in a New York City public school.

Am I eligible to apply to this program? 

College of Arts and Science students majoring in mathematics are eligible for this dual-degree program. You will complete the first 9 credits of the 30-31credit MA while you are still an undergraduate. These 9 credits are specified below.

You must earn a B or better in all Steinhardt coursework in order for these to be applied to the MA degree. You must complete all requirements of your major and all college-wide requirements before matriculating at NYU Steinhardt. 

Visit the CAS BA/MA website for a complete description of eligibility requirements, program structure, a FAQ, and information on financial aid. 

Prepare for a career as a
  • Teacher of mathematics and related subjects, including computer science, in middle and high schools
  • Mathematics curriculum specialist, coordinator, or evaluator in schools and school districts
  • Researcher or teacher educator in colleges and universities
  • Trainer or specialist in applied mathematics in corporate and other private sector settings
For more information about this program, please contact

Initial advising and pre-application information:
Brendan M. Sullivan
Associate Director, Juniors and Inter-School Programs
NYU College of Arts and Sciences Advising
18 Washington Place, Room G106 (Academic Resource Center)
New York, NY 10003
212-998-8130

For questions about teacher certification:
Mark Perez
Certification Officer
Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs
Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor
212-998-5033

For questions about Steinhardt course registration or the master's program:
Nathan Tovar
Assistant Director of Graduate Advising and Student Services
Department of Teaching and Learning
East Building, 239 Greene Street, 3rd Floor
teachlearn.gradadvise@nyu.edu
212-998-5490

Steinhardt Graduate Courses to be Completed During Junior or Senior Year

During their junior or senior year, students accepted into the BA/MA dual degree program complete 9 credits in Teaching Math in place of other electives. These 9 credits count as electives toward the BA degree in math from CAS.

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Fall Semester: 6 credits 

TCHL-GE 2010

Inquiries into Teaching and Learning III

3

MTHED-GE 2033

Teaching of Secondary Mathematics

3

TCHL-GE 2005

Fieldwork in Schools and Other Educational Settings

0

Spring Semester: 3 credits 

MTHED-GE 2008

Research Investigations in Mathematics Education

3

TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification/School Violence Prevention/DASA: Social Responsibilities of Teachers 0

MA Degree Courses

Students in this dual degree program complete 30-31 credits for the MA degree in Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7-12, as follows:

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Content Knowledge Core (2 credits) 
 MTHED-GE 2050  Mathematical Proof and Proving 2
General Pedagogical Core (8 credits) 

TCHL-GE 2515

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

2

TCHL-GE 2275 Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development 3
SPCED-GE 2162 Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle School and Adolescent Settings 3
Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core (14-15 credits) 
  Required (11 credits):  

MTHED-GE 2031

The Teaching of Rational Numbers, Grades 5-12

2

MTHED-GE 2034 Educational Technology in Secondary School Mathematics 2

MTHED-GE 2035

The Teaching of Algebra and Trigonometry, Grades 7-12

2

MTHED-GE 2036

The Teaching of Geometry, Grades 7-12

2

MTHED-GE 2122 Professional Seminar for Secondary Mathematics 3
  By Advisement (3-4 credits):  
MTHED-GE 2007 Curriculum Assessment in Secondary Mathematics 2
MTHED-GE 2032 The Teaching of Data Collection and Analysis, Grades 7-12 2
MTHED-GE 2037 The Teaching of Pre-Calculus Mathematics in High School 2

MTHED-GE 2080

The Teaching of Computer Science

3

MTHED-GE 2110

Introduction to Computer Science Education

3

MTHED-GE 2300

Independent Study

1-3

Student Teaching (6 credits) 

MTHED-GE 2911

Supervised Student Teaching I: Middle/High School

3

MTHED-GE 2922 Supervised Student Teaching II: Middle/High School 3
Culminating Experience (0 credits) 

 

Mathematics Teaching Portfolio

0

Sample Course Sequence by Semester

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Fall Semester (15 credits)

MTHED-GE 2031

The Teaching of Rational Numbers, Grades 5-12

2

MTHED-GE 2035

The Teaching of Algebra and Trigonometry, Grades 7-12

2

TCHL-GE 2515

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

2

SPCED-GE 2162

Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle School and Adolescent Settings

3

MTHED-GE 2911

Supervised Student Teaching I: Middle/High School

3

TCHL-GE 2275

Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development

3

Spring Semester (15-16 credits)

MTHED-GE 2050

Mathematical Proof and Proving

2

MTHED-GE 2922

Supervised Student Teaching II: Middle/High School

3

MTHED-GE 2036

The Teaching of Geometry, Grades 7-12

2

MTHED-GE 2034

Educational Technology in Secondary School Mathematics

2

 MTHED-GE 2122

Professional Seminar for Secondary Mathematics

Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core, by advisement

Culminating Experience: Mathematics Teaching Portfolio

 3

3-4

0