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This program is designed to develop, enhance, and extend the content knowledge and professional competencies of secondary mathematics teachers. Completion of this master of science program does not lead to New York State initial teaching certification.

Those interested in receiving initial certification should consider the postbaccalaureate teacher certification program in mathematics education grades 7-12 (7055).

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale) in all undergraduate mathematics courses.

2. Completion of at least 18 credit hours beyond calculus, including one semester of linear algebra or abstract algebra, one semester of geometry, and at least one semester of analysis, discrete mathematics, calculus-based probability, or calculus based statistics. Those with minor deficiencies may enter the premajor program with written permission from the Mathematics Department chair; a copy of this statement will be filed in the Mathematics Department Office and the Graduate School.

3. Acceptance as a graduate student by the department chair and the Graduate School dean.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in the Graduate Catalog.

**Mathematics Courses 12-15 credits***Select from the following:*

MAT 501 Mathematics for Teachers Algebra

MAT 521 Mathematics for Teachers Geometry

MAT 581 Mathematics for Teachers Probability and Statistics

MAT 601* Topics in Modern Algebra

MAT 603 Theory of Matrices

MAT 611* Topics in Real Analysis

MAT 620 Modern Geometry: Selected Topics

MAT 631 Foundations of Mathematics

MAT 651 Theory of Numbers

MAT 670 Discrete Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science

MAT 681 Intermediate Probability

MAT 683 Statistical Theory

MAT 696 History of Mathematics

MAT 699 Advanced Special Topics

MAT 701 Modern Algebra I

MAT 711 Analysis I

* Required if not part of student’s undergraduate program

**Mathematics Education Courses 6-9 credits***Select from the following:*

MED 601 Seminar in Teaching of Mathematics

MED 602 Mathematics for the Secondary School Teacher: Special Topics (3-9)

MED 604 Teaching of Geometric Concepts

MED 605 Teaching of Algebraic Concepts

MED 606 Logo and Mathematics Learning

MED 607 Technology in Mathematics Education

MED 683 Problem Solving and Problem Posing

**Curriculum and Research Courses 6 credits**

MED 595 Research Methods and Techniques in Mathematics Education

MED 600 Contemporary Mathematics Curriculum Development

**Master’s Project or Master’s Thesis 3-6 credits***Select one option:*

MED 690 Master’s Project

MED 795 Thesis in Mathematics Education (3-6)

**Total Required Credit Hours 30 credits**

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.