Math Education

Outstanding math teachers are in critical demand. NYU Steinhardt offers Math Education programs for prospective teachers looking to gain certification to teach middle through high school students, practicing educators looking to expand their skills, and doctoral students looking to develop abilities to do research in mathematics education. 

BS in Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification

This bachelor of science program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification in Teaching Mathematics for grades 7-12.

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

Open only to NYU College of Arts and Science students, this accelerated dual-degree program allows you to complete a BA in Mathematics and an MA in Teaching Mathematics in only five years, combining a broad liberal arts education at the undergraduate level with a professional education at the graduate level, and saving time and money. 

New: MAT in Secondary Education, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification (Teacher Residency Program) 

In this embedded teacher residency program, you'll complete online course work and a full-time teacher residency in an urban partner school. Graduates are eligible for initial certfication in teaching mathematics to students in grades 7-12. 

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

This variable-credit master of arts program requires 30-40 points, depending on your prior coursework in advanced math, and leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification for grades 7-12. This program also permits you to teach mathematics in grades 5 and 6. Students in our master's programs with the appropriate mathematical background make take courses at NYU's world-renowned Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

MA in Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7-12, Professional Certification

This 30-credit master of arts program leads to eligibility for New York State professional teaching certification for grades 7-12. In order to apply for this degree, you must already have already met the requirements for initial teaching certification. 

PhD in Teaching and Learning

This doctoral program has a focus on Mathematics Education and will prepare you to conduct research in mathematics education at the elementary, secondary, or post-secondary level. 


For more information about Mathematics Education at NYU Steinhardt, please contact

Orit Zaslavsky
Program Director
East Building, 6th Floor
239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10003-6647