Department of Teaching and Learning

Pre-2012 Education Minors

Mathematics Education Minor (for Mathematics Majors)

Effective Fall 2012, students may no longer declare the General Education Minor or any of the Secondary Education Minors.  These minors have been replaced by the Minor in Teacher Education and the Minor in Global and Urban Education Studies.

If you have already declared the General Education Minor or one of the Secondary Education Minors, do not despair -- this archived website provides information on those minors, including course requirements.

See also:  Mathematics Education Minor for Non-Mathematics Majors
See also:  Mathematics Education Minor for Yeshiva University Students

The Mathematics Education Minor (for Mathematics Majors) enables you to complete coursework as an undergraduate in CAS that will reduce the number of credits required of an NYU Steinhardt M.A. degree in Teachers of Mathematics, Grades 7-12 that will fulfill the requirements for Initial teacher certification. The master's degree will require 30 credits including student teaching internships beyond the bachelor's degree.

Ideally you would want to declare the minor and begin taking these courses during your first semester of junior year. Please be advised that most of these courses require a fieldwork component consisting of classroom observation and participation. For course descriptions, please see the current NYU Steinhardt Undergraduate Bulletin at www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/bulletin.

Courses to be taken by CAS Mathematics Majors as a minor in Mathematics Education (5 Courses, 18 Points)

Prerequisite
An overall GPA during the first two years of study of at least 2.5 and an overall GPA in mathematics content courses during the first two years of at least 3.0.
Fall Semester Junior Year (1 course, 4 points)
TCHL-UE 0001 Inquiries into Teaching and Learning I. Includes 15 hours field experiences.
Spring Semester Junior Year (2 course, 8 points)
  Inquiries into Teaching and Learning II. Includes 15 hours field experiences.
TCHL-UE 1030 Language Acquisition and Literacy. Includes 15 hours field experiences.
Fall Semester Senior Year (1 course, 3 points)
MTHED-UE 1043 Methods of Teaching Middle School Mathematics. Includes 15 hours field experiences.
Spring Semester Senior Year – Teaching One of the Strands of the Secondary Math Curriculum (1 course, 3 points)
MTHED-UE 1042 Teaching About Data & Chance in Grades 7-12
MTHED-UE 1045 Teaching Algebra & Trigonometry in Grades 7-12
MTHED-UE 1046 Teaching Geometry in Grades 7-12
MTHED-UE 1047 Teaching Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Terminal Experience (0 points)
Passing the High School Math Mastery Exam or a special project or activity developed under the supervision of the student's academic adviser focusing on some aspect of the mathematics curriculum of some particular instructional practice.


Declare the Minor

For advisement, additional information or to declare the minor, please click here


Next Steps: Master's Degree in Teacher Education

If the Mathematics Education Minor convinced you to pursue a career in teaching, take the next step and complete your M.A. degree in teacher education at NYU Steinhardt.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for one of Steinhardt's MA programs in teacher education, you must have completed your Mathematics Education Minor courses with a grade of B or better and present a strong academic record in your other courses.

Graduate Admissions Information

Graduate admissions and application information is available online via http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduate.admissions or in person in Pless Hall, 3rd Floor. If you have detailed questions about the application process, please feel free to call the Office of Graduate Admissions at (212) 998-5030.

Applications should be submitted for the fall semester by the deadline of February 1. Be sure to indicate the option code of “FYR” on your graduate admissions application if you will have completed an Ed Minor by the time you enroll in the master's.

Funding your M.A. Degree

Depending on the subject you would like to teach and the program in which you wish to enroll there may be special funding opportunities for you. Check them out now!

M.A. Degree - Teachers of Mathematics, Grades 7-12 (30 points)

For Mathematics or Non-Mathematics Majors Who Have Successfully Completed the appropriate Mathematics Education Minor

Mathematics Content (2 courses, 6 points)
Two courses in mathematics taken at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
General Pedagogical Core (3 courses, 9 points)
APSY-GE 2272 Adolescent Development (3 points)
SPCED-GE 2162 Special Education (3 points, including field experiences)
MTHED-GE 2061 History of Mathematics (3 points)
Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core (2 courses, 6 points)
MTHED-GE 2007 Curriculum and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics (3 points)
MTHED-GE 2034 Methods of Teaching High School Mathematics (3 points)
Additional Course on the Teaching of Mathematics by Advisement (1 courses, 3 points)
Selected From Such Courses As:
MTHED-GE 2032 Teaching About Data & Chance in Grades 7-12
MTHED-GE 2035 Teaching Algebra & Trigonometry 7-12
MTHED-GE 2036 Teaching Geometry in Grades 7-12
MTHED-GE 2037 Teaching Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Student Teaching (2 courses, 6 points)
MTHED-GE 2911 Supervised Student Teaching I: Middle School
MTHED-GE 2922 Supervised Student Teaching II: High School
Social Responsibilities of Teachers (0 points)
TCHL-GE  2999 Drug and Alcohol Ed, Child Abuse Id, School Violence Prevention (0 points)
Terminal Experience (0 points)
Passing the High School Math Mastery Exam or a special project or activity developed under the supervision of the student's academic adviser focusing on some aspect of the mathematics curriculum of some particular instructional practice.


Adviser: Professor Brenda Strassfeld, (212) 998-5479, bs49@nyu.edu

 

Teacher Certification

Upon successful completion of the master's degree, NYU Steinhardt will recommend you for New York State Initial Teacher Certification. For the New York State Education Department to issue your certificate you must also: