Pre-2012 Education Minors

Math and Science Education Minors for Yeshiva University Students

Through an innovative agreement between NYU Steinhardt and Yeshiva University designed to expand opportunities for students to prepare for a career in teaching, juniors and seniors at Yeshiva University may enroll as non-degree, visiting students in selected math education or science education courses at NYU. You may count those courses toward your undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University and reduce the number of credits you will need for a master’s degree in math education or a master’s degree in science education from NYU Steinhardt.

The Program

YU students admitted into this Program may take existing courses for math education or science education minors that are currently taken by NYU students in the Steinhardt School. 

Sample schedule for YU Students in Science Education
Fall Semester
TCHL-UE 1030 Language Acquisition and Literacy 4 credits
SCIED-UE 1039 Methods I: Teaching of Science in Middle School and High School (includes 15 hrs field work) 3 credits
Spring Semester
TCHL-UE 0001 Inquiries into Teaching and Learning I (includes 15 hrs field work) 4 credits
SCIED-UE 1050 Using NYC Non-Formal Science Resources to Teach Science 3 credits
Total Credits14 credits

 

Sample schedule for YU Students in Mathematics Education
Fall Semester
TCHL-UE 1030 Language Acquisition and Literacy 4 credits
MTHED-UE 1043 Methods of Teaching Middle School Mathematics (includes 15 hrs field work) 3 credits
Spring Semester
Choose any two courses from the following:
MTHED-UE 1042 Teaching about Data and Chance in Grades 7-12 3 credits
MTHED-UE 1045 Teaching Algebra and Trigonometry in Grades 7-12 3 credits
MTHED-UE 1046 Teaching Geometry in Grades 7-12 3 credits
MTHED-UE 1047 Teaching Pre-Calculus Mathematics 3 credits
Total Credits13 credits

Program Requirements

  • You may take up to 8 undergraduate credits in Steinhardt in the fall term and up to 8 undergraduate credits in the spring term, not to exceed 13 or 14 total credits as designated above.
  • You may enroll in any semester of your junior or senior year, including summers.
  • Students who complete all or some the credits in this Program will be eligible to apply for admission into NYU’s Master of Arts program in math education or science education with reduced credit requirements.
  • You may only take the courses noted above or appropriate substitutes with permission from the Program adviser:
    Mark J. Perez
    Certification Officer and Adviser for the Yeshiva University Program
    Office of Student Affairs
    NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
    82 Washington Square East, 2nd floor
    (212) 998-5033
    mark.perez@nyu.edu
  • While you’re taking courses at NYU Steinhardt, you’ll remain enrolled as a full-time student at YU.  YU will apply any credits you earn at NYU in this Program toward your YU undergraduate degree requirements.
  • As a part-time, non-degree, visiting student at NYU, you will have the same privileges and benefits as other visiting, non-degree students at NYU, including issuance of an NYU ID and access to libraries. 
  • If you are admitted into the Program, you will be required to participate in all aspects of course work, including fieldwork. You will also be subject to all applicable rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and practices of NYU concerning our students, including those involving student conduct, discipline, academic evaluation and progress, financial matters, and student life. 
  • NYU holds classes on Jewish holidays.  Some courses may have a maximum number of class days that can be missed. To insure that you can meet the minimum class-hour requirements at NYU, it is your responsibility to attempt to make special arrangements with your instructor to meet course requirements, including making up tests and getting and handing in homework assignments and other course materials.

Eligibility

To be eligible for admission into the Program, you must

  • have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 at YU as well as a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in math and science courses
  • be in good academic standing
  • be at least a junior in the semester in which you will first enroll (or at least a rising junior if you want to enroll in a summer course)

Tuition

  • YU students register for courses in the Program at NYU and pay tuition and fees directly to NYU for such courses. Each YU student participating in the Program will receive a $300 stipend per course from NYU Steinhardt which will be credited toward your tuition payment. 

For More Information

  • For general information about the program, how to get started, and what courses you should take, contact the Program adviser:
    Mark J. Perez
    Certification Officer and Adviser for the Yeshiva University Program
    Office of Student Affairs
    NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
    82 Washington Square East, 2nd floor
    (212) 998-5033
    mark.perez@nyu.edu
  • For information about the NYU Steinhardt undergraduate programs in Mathematics Education and Science Education, contact:
    Brenda Strassfeld, PhD
    Director
    Mathematics Education Program
    Department of Teaching and Learning
    239 Greene Street
    NY, NY 10003
    bs49@nyu.edu
    (212) 998-5479
       Pamela Fraser-Abder, PhD
    Director
    Science Education Program
    Department of Teaching and Learning
    239 Greene Street
    NY, NY 10003
    pamela.abder@nyu.edu
    (212) 998-5870

Take the Next Step:  Continue on for a Master’s Degree at NYU Steinhardt

If the Mathematics Education or Science 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.

Eligibility Requirements

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

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.  Also let us know on your application if you participated in this Yeshiva University program.

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!


MA Degree - Teachers of Mathematics, Grades 7-12 (30 points)

For 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 in Grades 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, 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: Clinical Assistant Professor Brenda Strassfeld, (212) 998-5479, bs49@nyu.edu

Teacher Certification

Upon successful completion of the master's degree, the Steinhardt School of Education 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


MA Degree - Teachers of Science Grades 7-12 (10 Courses, 31 Points)

For Science Majors Who Have Successfully Completed the Science Education Minor

Science Content (2 courses, 6 points)
SCIED-GE 2015 Recent Advances in Physics
SCIED-GE 2016 Recent Advances in Chemistry
SCIED-GE 2017 Recent Advances in Biological Science
SCIED-GE 2018 Breakthroughs in the Sciences
General Pedagogical Core (4 courses, 12 points)
APSY-GE 2272 Adolescent Development (3 points)
SPCED-GE 2162 Special Education (3 points, including field experiences)
SCIED-GE 2021 Science in the Historical Perspective
SCMTH-GE 2000 Contemporary Issues in Science and Math Education: Gender and Ethnicity
Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core (2 courses, 6 points)
SCIED-GE 2092 Science Curriculum: Intermediate and Secondary Schools
SCIED-GE 2040 Teaching of Science in Middle and High School II
Student Teaching (2 courses, 6 points)
SCIED-GE 2911 Supervised Student Teaching I: Middle School
SCIED-GE 2922 Supervised Student Teaching II: High School
Social Responsibilities of Teachers (0 points)
TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Education, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Prevention (0 points)
Terminal Experience (1 point)
SCIED-GE 2100 Culminating Seminar: Teacher as Researcher, Reflective Practitioner, and Curriculum Developer (1 point)

An individualized project that reflects a student's understanding of science teaching and learning, and the student's philosophical underpinnings developed throughout his or her entire program.

Advisor
: Associate Professor Pamela Fraser-Abder, (212) 998-5208, pamela.abder@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:

  • Achieve satisfactory scores on the appropriate New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
  • Complete the NYS fingerprinting process and receive clearance