Department of Teaching and Learning

Accelerated BA/MA Teacher Education Programs

Dual BA Mathematics/MA Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7-12

This accelerated dual degree program enables you to complete both your BA in Mathematics and your MA in Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7-12 in five years. When you complete the dual degree program, you will be eligible for New York State certification as a teacher of mathematics for grades 7-12. 

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

Overview

The master’s program in mathematics education is taught by full- and part-time faculty with a wide range of classroom experience, scholarly publications and longtime involvement with professional associations. The program emphasizes sound content knowledge in mathematics; current issues and trends in mathematics education; state of the art instructional materials; pedagogical approaches that promote students' conceptual understanding and address anticipated learning difficulties; teaching methods that provoke critical thought and foster inquiry-based learning. Students in the master's degree program with appropriate mathematical background may take their graduate mathematics courses at NYU's world-renowned Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Extensive school-based fieldwork (100 hours) is required prior to student teaching, both to familiarize students with urban educational environments and to enable them to develop classroom strategies that are innovative and appropriate for teaching today's students. You will complete some of these 100 hours of fieldwork during your junior or senior year.

The pivotal field experience of the program consists of two semesters of student teaching, one at the middle and one at the high school level. Through this experience, M.Astudents – mentored by their cooperating teachers and NYU field supervisors – are given increasing responsibilities for teaching in the New York City public schools.

 

Eligibility and Requirements for the B.A. Mathematics/M.A. Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7-12 Program

CAS students majoring in mathematics are eligible for this dual degree program. Students complete 13 credits of the 43 credits for the MA while they are still undergraduates. These 13 credits are specified below.

Students must earn a B or better in all Steinhardt courses in order for these to be applied to the MA dual degree students must complete all requirements of their major as well as college-wide requirements prior to matriculating at Steinhardt.

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

 

Steinhardt Graduate Courses to be Completed During Junior or Senior Year

During their junior or senior year, CAS math majors complete 12 credits in Teaching Math in place of other electives. These 12 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: 6 credits 

TCHL-GE 2275

Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development

3

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 credits for the MA degree in Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7-12 as follows:

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Content Knowledge Core (6 credits or more by advisement) 
  Required:  

MTHED-GE 2050

Mathematical Proof and Proving

3

  In addition, students must take one of the following courses:  

MTHED-GE 2043

Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics I: Number Theory

3

MTHED-GE 2044

Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics II: Discrete Mathematics

3

MTHED-GE 2103 Mathematical Modeling 3
MTHED-GE 2104 Mathematical Investigation and Problem Solving 3
MATH-GA xxxx by advisement  
General Pedagogical Core (6 credits) 

TCHL-GE 2515

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

2

TCHL-GE 2018 Integrating Media and Technology in the K-12 Curriculum 1
SPCED-GE 2162 Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle School and Adolescent Settings 3
Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core (12 credits) 
  Required:  

MTHED-GE 2007

Curriculum and Assessment in School Mathematics

3

  By advisement (9 credits)  

MTHED-GE 2031

The Teaching of Rational Numbers, Grades 5-12

3

MTHED-GE 2032

The Teaching of Data Collection and Analysis, Grades 7-12

3

MTHED-GE 2034 Educational Technology in Secondary School Mathematics 3
MTHED-GE 2035 The Teaching of Algebra and Trigonometry, Grades 7-12 3
MTHED-GE 2036 The Teaching of Geometry, Grades 7-12 3
MTHED-GE 2037 The Teaching of Pre-calculus Mathematics in High School 3
MTHED-GE 2101 Professionalized Subject Matter in Mathematics I: Geometry 3
SCMTH-GE 2000 Contemporary Issues in Science and Math: Gender and Ethnicity 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


Semester Schedule

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Fall Semester (15 credits)

MTHED-GE 2050

Mathematical Proof and Proving

3

TCHL-GE 2515

Adolescent 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

EDCT-GE 2018

Integrating Media & Technology in the K-12 Curriculum

1

  Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core, by advisement 3
Spring Semester (15 credits)

MTHED-GE 2007

Curriculum and Assessment in School Mathematics

3

MTHED-GE 2922

Supervised Student Teaching II: Middle/High School

3

 

Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core, by advisement

6

 

Content Knowledge Core, by advisement

3


Advising

For initial advising and pre-application information, please contact:

Scott Statland
Associate Director, Juniors and Inter-School Programs
NYU College of Arts and Science Advising
18 Washington Place, Room G106 (Academic Resource Center)
New York, NY 10003
212-998-8130

For questions about Steinhardt course registration or the master's program, please contact:

Roberto Martinez
Assistant Director of Graduate Advising and Student Services
Department of Teaching and Learning
East Building, 239 Greene Street, 3rd Floor
212-998-5458

For questions about teacher certification, please contact:

Mark Perez
Certification Officer
Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs
Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor
212-998-5030