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Mathematics Education

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Mathematics Education, MA

Master of Arts Degree (M.A.)     Program Code: MATH

Masters of Arts Degree with NY State Certification (M.A.)     Program Code: MATH-PROF

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Brief Program Description

Normally students complete 24 points in courses in mathematics and mathematics education including MSTM 4019 and selected courses in related disciplines such as statistics and computing. The remaining 8 points (3 courses) are reserved for electives chosen from professional areas such as psychology, philosophy, curriculum, etc. It is recommended that students enroll in MSTM 5800-5801 for 1 to 3 points. Programs for specialists in the teaching of elementary school mathematics should include MSTM 5010. Secondary school specialists should enroll in MSTM 5023, MSTM 5032, and MSTM 5037.

Prospective community college teachers should select courses in at least three mathematical areas such as analysis, algebra, and computing, in preparation for study beyond the master’s level. Preparation in computing is recommended for all specializations. Initial certification students should refer to the program brochure for information on additional requirements for state certification. All applicants for the M.A. degree must prepare a written project as a culminating integrative experience.