Mathematics Education Minor (for Non-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 These minors have been replaced by the Minor in Teacher Education and the Minor in Global and Urban Education Studies.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.
The Mathematics Education Minor (for Non-Mathematics Majors) enables you to complete coursework as an undergraduate in CAS that will reduce the number of credits required of an NYU Steinhardt MA 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 Non-Mathematics Majors as a minor in Mathematics Education (5 Courses, 18 Points)
|Prerequisite for Entry into the Minor:|
|An overall GPA during the first two years of study of at least 2.5.|
|An overall GPA in math content courses during the first two years of at least 3.0.|
|Either Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, and Linear Algebra; or three of these four courses plus a fourth math course numbered MATH-UA 0120 or higher.|
|Program requirements to satisfy the minor|
|At the completion of the program the student must have:|
|Successfully completed at least three additional upper-level math courses numbered MATH-UA 0224 or higher (we strongly recommend that these courses be selected from Transformations and Geometries, Number Theory, Advanced Linear Algebra, and Analysis 1) with a total GPA in all math content courses of at least 3.0.|
|Successfully completed the following five education courses with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (18 points):|
|TCHL-UE 0001||Inquiries into Teaching and Learning I. Includes 15 hours of field experience.
(4 pts., recommended for fall semester of the junior year.)
|Inquiries into Teaching and Learning II. Includes 15 hours of field experience.
(4 pts., recommended for spring semester of the junior year.)
|TCHL-UE 1030||Language Acquisition and Literacy. Includes 15 hours of field experience.
(4 pts., recommended for spring semester of the junior year.)
|MTHED-UE 1043||Methods of Teaching Middle School Mathematics. Includes 15 hours of field experience.
(3 pts., recommended for fall semester of the senior year.)
|One of the following courses (3 pts., recommended for spring semester of the senior year):|
|MTHED-UE 1042||Teaching About Data and Chance in Grades 7-12|
|MTHED-UE 1045||Teaching Algebra and Trigonometry in Grades 7-12|
|MTHED-UE 1046||Teaching Geometry in Grades 7-12|
|MTHED-UE 1047||Teaching Pre-Calculus Mathematics|
If the Mathematics Education Minor convinced you to pursue a career in teaching, take the next step and complete your MA degree in teacher education at NYU Steinhardt.
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 MA 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!
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 and Chance in Grades 7-12|
|MTHED-GE 2035||Teaching Algebra and 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 Education/Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention/D.A.S.A.: The Social Responsibilities of Teachers (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.|
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:
- Achieve satisfactory scores on the appropriate New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
- Complete the NYS fingerprinting process and receive clearance