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

Master of Arts

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

Certification

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  • NY State Initial: Mathematics 7-12

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): Rolling

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

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • GRE General Test

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.

Additional Degree Information

Requirements from the TC Catalog

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Master of Arts With Initial Certification

This program requires 36 points (4 points in Student Teaching, additionally) Initial Certification Master of Arts degree students and applicants should direct admissions and certification questions to Dr. Stuart Weinberg at (212) 678-3717 or saw29@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 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.

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