MA in Teaching Mathematics: Programs of Study
 MAT, Secondary Education, Grades 712, Initial Certification (Teacher Residency Program)
 MA, Teaching Mathematics, Grades 712, Initial Certification
 MA, Teaching Mathematics, Grades 712, Professional Certification
MA, Teaching Mathematics, Grades 712, Initial Certification (3040 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.
Content Core Mathematical Courses (26 points) – by advisement, approval required
Course Number 
Title of Course 
Points 

MTHEDGE.2050 
Mathematical Proof and Proving (required) 
2 
MTHEDGE.2043 
Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics I: Number Theory 
3 
MTHEDGE.2044 
Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics II: Discrete Mathematics 
3 
MTHEDGE.2103 
Mathematical Modeling 
3 
MTHEDGE.2104 
Mathematical Investigation and Problem Posing 
2 
MATHGA.xxxx 
3 
General Pedagogical Core Courses (14 points)  by advisement, approval required
Course Number 
Title of Course 
Points 

MTHEDGE.2008 
Research Investigations in Mathematics Education 
3 
TCHLGE 2010 
Inquiries into Teaching and Learning III 
3 
TCHLGE 2275 
Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development 
3 
TCHLGE 2515 
Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts 
2 
SPCEDGE 2162 
Education of Students with Disabilities in Middle Childhood/Adolescent Settings 
3 
Pedagogical Content Knowledge Courses (820 points)  by advisement, approval required
Course Number 
Title of Course 
Points 

MTHEDGE.2031 
Teaching of Rational Numbers, Grades 512 (required) 
2 
MTHEDGE.2033 
Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics (required) 
3 
MTHEDGE.2034 
Educational Technology in Secondary School Mathematics (required) 
2 
MTHEDGE.2035 
Teaching of Algebra, Grades 712 (required) 
2 
MTHEDGE.2036 
Teaching of Geometry, Grades 712 (required) 
2 
MTHEDGE.2122 
Professional Seminar for Secondary Mathematics (required) 
3 
MTHEDGE.2032 
Teaching of Data Collection and Analysis, Grades 712 
2 
MTHEDGE.2037  Teaching of PreCalculus and Trigonometry in High School  2 
MTHEDGE.2080  Teaching of Computer Science  3 
MTHEDGE.2110  Introduction to Computer Science Education  3 
MTHEDGE.2007  Curriculum and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics  2 
MTHEDGE.2300  Independent Study  13 
Field Work and Student Teaching (6 points)
Course Number 
Title of Course 
Points 

TCHLGE 2005 
Field Work in Schools and Other Educational Settings 
0 
MTHEDGE 2911 
Supervised Student Teaching I: Middle/High School 
3 
MTHEDGE 2922 
Supervised Student Teaching II: Middle/High School 
3 
Social Responsibilities of Teachers (0 points)
Course Number 
Title of Course 
Points 

TCHLGE.2999 
Drug & Alcohol Education/Child Abuse ID/School Violence 
0 
Terminal Experience (0 points)
Course Number 
Title of Course 
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 712, Professional Certification (30 points)
Content Core Mathematical Courses (89 points)  by advisement, approval required
Course Number 
Title of Course 
Points 

MTHEDGE.2050 
Mathematical Proof and Proving (required) 
2 
MTHEDGE 2043 
Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics I: Number Theory 
3 
MTHEDGE 2044 
Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics II: Discrete Mathematics 
3 
MTHEDGE 2103 
Mathematical Modeling 
3 
MTHEDGE 2104 
Mathematical Investigation and Problem Posing 
2 
MATHGA.xxxx 
4 
Pedagogical Content Knowledge Courses (1213 points)  by advisement, approval required
Course Number 
Title of Course 
Points 

MTHEDGE.2033 
Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics (required) 
3 
MTHEDGE 2031 
The Teaching of Rational Numbers, , Grades 512 (required) 
2 
MTHEDGE 2035 
The Teaching of Algebra, Grades 712 (required) 
2 
MTHEDGE 2036 
The Teaching of Geometry, Grades 712 (required) 
2 
MTHEDGE 2034 
Educational Technology in Secondary School Mathematics (required) 
2 
MTHEDGE 2032 
The Teaching of Data Collection and Analysis, Grades 712 
2 
MTHEDGE 2037 
Teaching PreCalculus and Trigonometry in High School 
2 
MTHEDGE.2080 
Teaching of Computer Science Education 
2 
MTHEDGE.2110 
Introduction to Computer Science Education 
3 
MTHEDGE 2007 
Curriculum and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics 
2 
MTHEDGE.2300  Independent Study 
13 
Current Issues in Education (9 points
Course Number 
Title of Course 
Points 

MTHEDGE 2008 
Research Investigations in Mathematics Education (required) 
3 
MTHEDGE 2061 
History of Mathematics 
3 
MTHEDGE.2110 
Introduction to Computer Science Education 
3 
SCMTHGE 2000 
Contemporary Issues in Science and Math Ed: Gender and Ethnicity 
3 
SPCEDGE 2124 
Individuals with Disabilities in Schools and Communities 
3 
SPCEDGE 2162 
Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle Childhood and Adolescent Settings 
3 
EDCTGE 2251 
Educational Design for the World Wide Web 
3 
TCHLGE 2013 
Applied Research Design 
3 
APSYGE 2345 
Academic Achievement Gaps 
3 
HSEDGE 2177 
What Are Teachers For? Historical Perspective 
3 
HSEDGE 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. 