Over its long and distinguished history, the Program in Mathematics Education has stressed the preparation of leaders in education. These leaders are successful scholars in their discipline, as well as educators. Faculty and staff are committed to leadership training through a variety of courses, workshops, and research experiences, domestic and through international study offerings. Many of the local learning experiences are performed in collaboration with private, public, and parochial schools in the tri-state metropolitan region.
Master’s level offerings in mathematics education are appropriate for both initial and professional teachers. Advanced master’s and doctoral programs complete preparation for a variety of positions including: teaching, supervisory, and research roles spanning the elementary through college levels of instruction. Some courses offered through these programs are intended especially for students from other areas of study at Teachers College who need to acquire knowledge and skills in mathematics but who do not wish to earn a degree in this area.
However, a hallmark of Teachers College mathematics education program is a strong emphasis on mathematics content and the role of mathematical ways of thinking in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Our graduates take positions in college teaching of mathematics in addition to pre-college professional roles.