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BA, Math/MA, 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 your BA in Mathematics and MA in Teaching Mathematics in only five years. You'll take content courses in mathematics and gain hands-on experience through fieldwork and supervised student teaching placements at New York City schools.

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Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7–12, Initial Certification

Professional Licensure or Certification
Format
Full-time or Part-time
Credits
158 (128 for BA, 30 for MA)
Start Date
Fall
Application Deadline

You’ll learn sound content knowledge in mathematics; current issues and trends in mathematics education; pedagogical approaches that promote students’ conceptual understanding and address anticipated learning difficulties; and teaching methods that provoke critical thought and foster inquiry-based learning.

Students with appropriate mathematical background may take graduate mathematics courses at NYU's world-renowned Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

You will complete 100 hours of school-based fieldwork prior to student teaching, familiarizing yourself with urban educational environments and developing innovative classroom strategies appropriate for teaching today's students. You will complete a portion of this fieldwork during your junior or senior year.

The pivotal field experience of this program consists of two semesters of student teaching, one at the middle and one at the high school level. As a student teacher, you will be mentored by the cooperating teacher and NYU field supervisors, and gain increasing responsibility for teaching in a New York City public school.

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for New York State initial teaching certification for grades 7–12 and be prepared for a career as a:

  • Teacher of mathematics and related subjects, including computer science, in middle and high schools
  • Mathematics curriculum specialist, coordinator, or evaluator in schools and school districts
  • Researcher or teacher educator in colleges and universities
  • Trainer or specialist in applied mathematics in corporate and other private sector settings

Learn more about teacher certification and our degree's accreditation.

Questions 

If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Nathan Tovar at nct226@nyu.edu.