Mathematics Education MA Initial

Master of Arts (Initial Certification track)


Emphasis in the M.A. program is placed on those competencies necessary for effective mathematics teaching as a means of enhancing professional growth of in-service and pre-service teachers. Conceptual issues in teaching are translated into practice through group and individualized instruction in special methods courses.

Apply to this program if you are interested in gaining Initial Certification.

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Admissions Information

Displaying requirements for the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024 terms.

Master of Arts

  • Points/Credits: 36
  • Entry Terms: Spring, Summer, Fall

Certification

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  • NY State Initial: Mathematics 7-12

Application Deadlines

Entry Term AvailablePriority DeadlinesFinal DeadlinesExtended Deadlines
SpringNovember 15, 2023November 15, 2023N/A
SummerJanuary 15, 2024June 1, 2024N/A
FallJanuary 15, 2024July 1, 2024N/A

For details about rolling deadlines, visit our admission deadlines page.

Select programs remain open beyond our standard application deadlines, such as those with an extended deadline or those that are rolling (open until June or July). If your program is rolling or has an extended deadline indicated above, applications are reviewed as they are received and on a space-available basis. We recommend you complete your application as soon as possible as these programs can close earlier if full capacity has been met.

Application Requirements

 Requirement
 Online Degree Application, including Statement of Purpose and Resume
 Transcripts and/or Course-by-Course Evaluations for all Undergraduate/Graduate Coursework Completed
 Results from an accepted English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)
 $75 Application Fee
 Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
 GRE General Test (Recommended)

Mathematics education students seeking Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Education degrees are expected to have completed at least 24 credits of undergraduate mathematics.

Requirements from the TC Catalog (AY 2023-2024)

Displaying catalog information for the Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 terms.

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Master of Arts With Initial Certification

This program requires 36 points (4 points in Student Teaching). Initial Teacher Certification Master of Arts degree students and applicants should direct admissions and certification questions to Dr. Sian Zelbo at (212) 678-3747 or sez2105@tc.columbia.edu.

Normally students complete 24 points in courses in mathematics and mathematics education including MSTM 4019, MSTM 5011, and History of Mathematics Education and Multiculturalism. At least 12 points in mathematics must be taken. Additionally, 4 points should be completed in Student Teaching. The remaining points are reserved for courses in Human development, English language acquisition, Inclusive education, and History of Education and Multiculturalism.Initial teacher certification students should refer to the program brochure for information on additional requirements for New York State initial teacher certification. All applicants for the M.A. degree must prepare a written project as a culminating integrative experience.

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