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**Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.**

**All teacher education programs include a clinical/field component. If you have been convicted of a felony, your criminal history record may impede your ability to complete this program and/or become a NYS certified teacher. Please review Buffalo State's Admission of Persons with Prior Felony Convictions Policy.**

This program is designed to develop, enhance, and extend the content knowledge and professional competencies of secondary mathematics teachers.

All applicants for Professional Certification in New York State must show evidence of completing the required seminar in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training).

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (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.

4. Initial certificate in Mathematics 7-12.

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

**Mathematics Courses (12-15 credit hours)**

Select from the following: 12-15

MAT 501 MATH FOR TEACHERS: ALGEBRA

MAT 521 MATH FOR TEACHERS: GEOMETRY

MAT 581 MATHEMATICS FOR TEACHERS: PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

MAT 601 TOPICS IN MODERN ALGEBRA *1

MAT 611 TOPICS IN REAL ANALYSIS *1

MAT 620 MODERN GEOMETRY:SELECTED TOPICS (1-3)

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 SELECTED ADVANCED TOPICS

MAT 701 MODERN ALGEBRA I

**Mathematics Education Courses (6-9 credit hours)**

Select from the following: 6-9

MED 601 SEMINAR IN THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS

MED 602 MATHEMATICS FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER: SELECTED TOPICS

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 credit hours)**

MED 595 RESEARCH METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 3

MED 600 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT 3

**Master's Project or Master's Thesis (3-6 credit hours)**

MED 690 MASTER'S PROJECT 3-6

or MED 795 MASTER'S THESIS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

**Total Credit Hours 30**

*1 Required if not part of student's undergraduate program.

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