The master's in mathematics education is a 30-credit degree that you can earn in two years of part-time study. The degree requires two classes each semester including the summer. This allows you to teach during the day and attend school in the evenings.
The purpose of the M.A. in Mathematics Education is to prepare students to become accomplished mathematics teachers. In doing so, the program aims to extend the depth and breadth of mathematical skills previously learned on the undergraduate level and to enable teaching professionals to use these expanded skills to motivate and engage a diverse population of students who possess varying cognitive skills and learning styles.
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. The department seeks to instill in teaching professionals dedication to the discipline, as well as the desire and ability to become lifelong learners.
Candidates for this program will have previously earned initial certification to teach mathematics at the secondary level. Completion of the program will satisfy the degree requirements for professional certification in New York State.