The dual degree in mathematics education is a 152-credit degree you can earn in five years. Students must maintain a B average to complete the program. Applications for the dual degree are accepted in the second semester of your junior year.
The purpose of the dual degree in mathematics education is to prepare students to become accomplished mathematics teachers. In doing so, the program aims to teach mathematical skills and to enable teaching professionals to use these skills to motivate and engage a diverse population of students who possess varying cognitive skills and learning styles.
The dual degree program combines our already successful undergraduate mathematics program with our new M.A. in Mathematics Education. The undergraduate curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics and the liberal arts. The graduate curriculum builds on this foundation and promotes the application of theoretical and quantitative knowledge in an educational environment. It also enables students to develop the mathematical competencies associated with superior performance in the classroom and other educational settings.
Particular attention will be paid to integrating technology with the teaching of mathematics in order to meet the standards set by both New York State and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.