Math Education

MA in Teaching Mathematics: Programs of Study

MA, Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification (30-40 points)

Depending on your prior coursework, you may be exempt from taking specific content area courses (Teaching of Algebra/Geometry/Technology) and one content area elective. Exemptions will be based on syallabi as well as a transcript review. 

Course Number

Title of Course

Points

TBD

Content Courses (2 Courses, 6 Points)

2 Content courses in Mathematics – by advisement, approval required:
Depending on the student's math content background, these courses could be content courses offered in our department, or graduate courses at Courant Institute.

6

General Pedagogical Core Course (5 Courses, 14 Points)

TCHL-GE 2010

Inquiries Into Teaching and Learning III (includes 15 hours of field experience)

3

TCHL-GE 2515

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts (includes 15 hours of field experience)

2

TCHL-GE 2275

Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development (includes 15 hours of field experience)

3

SPCED-GE 2162

Education of Students with Disabilities in Middle Childhood/Adolescent Settings

3

Plus one course from: History of Mathematics (MTHED-GE 2061); History of Education (HSED-GE 2400); Philosophy of Education (PHED-GE 2000); or Sociology of Education (SOED-GE 2175)

3

Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core Courses (5 courses, 11 Points)
Plus 3 courses

Selected from the following courses by advisement, approval required
MTHED-GE 2031 The Teaching of Rational Numbers, Grades 5-12
MTHED-GE 2032 The Teaching of Data Collection and Analysis, Grades 7-12
MTHED-GE 2034 Educational Technology in Secondary School Mathematics
MTHED-GE 2035 The Teaching of Algebra and Trigonometry, Grades 7-12
MTHED-GE 2036 The Teaching of Geometry, Grades 7-12 
MTHED-GE 2037 The Teaching of Pre-Calculus Mathematics in High School 
MTHED-GE 2122 Professional Seminar for Secondary Mathematics

6

MTHED-GE 2034

Teaching High School Mathematics

3

MTHED-GE 2007

Curriculum and Assessment in School Mathematics

2

Field Work and Student Teaching (3 courses, 6 Points)

TCHL-GE 2005

Field Work in Schools and Other Educational Settings

0

MTHED-GE 2911

Supervised Student Teaching I: Middle/High School

3

MTHED-GE 2922

Supervised Student Teaching II: Middle/High School

3

Terminal Experience (0 Points)
 

Mathematics Teaching Portfolio

0

For NYS certification, completion of the following NYS Teacher Certification Exams: Educating All Students Test (EAS), Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Content Specialty Test (CST) in Mathematics, and the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).


 

MA, Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7-12, Professional Certification (30 points)

Course Number

Title of Course

Points

Content Core Mathematical Courses (8-9 points) - by advisement, approval required.

MTHED-GE.2050

Mathematical Proof and Proving (required)

2

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 Posing

2

MATH-GA.xxxx  

4

Pedagogical Content Knowledge Courses (12-13 points) - by advisement, approval required.

MTHED-GE.2033

Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics (required)

3

MTHED-GE 2031

The Teaching of Rational Numbers, , Grades 5-12 (required)

2

MTHED-GE 2035

The Teaching of Algebra, Grades 7-12 (required)

2

MTHED-GE 2036

The Teaching of Geometry, Grades 7-12 (required)

2

MTHED-GE 2034

Educational Technology in Secondary School Mathematics (required)

2

MTHED-GE 2032

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

2

MTHED-GE 2037

Teaching Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry in High School

2

MTHED-GE.2080

Teaching of Computer Science Education

2

MTHED-GE.2110

Introduction to Computer Science Education

3

MTHED-GE 2007

Curriculum and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics 

2

MTHED-GE.2300 Independent Study

1-3

Current Issues in Education (9 points):

MTHED-GE 2008

Research Investigations in Mathematics Education (required)

3

MTHED-GE 2061

History of Mathematics

3

MTHED-GE.2110

Introduction to Computer Science Education

3

SCMTH-GE 2000

Contemporary Issues in Science and Math Ed: Gender and Ethnicity

3

SPCED-GE 2124

Individuals with Disabilities in Schools and Communities

3

SPCED-GE 2162

Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle Childhood and Adolescent Settings

3

EDCT-GE 2251

Educational Design for the World Wide Web

3

TCHL-GE 2013

Applied Research Design

3

APSY-GE 2345

Academic Achievement Gaps

3

HSED-GE 2177

What Are Teachers For? Historical Perspective

3

HSED-GE 2400

Foundations of Education: History of Education

3

Culminating Project
Students must complete a paper on some current issue relating to adolescent mathematics education. This topic of this paper will be negotiated with the project adviser.