About the Program
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited
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.
Completion of a Buffalo State Educator Preparation Program leads to a college recommendation for NYS Teacher Certification. Buffalo State cannot determine the acceptability of an Educator Preparation Program for licensure/certification in another U.S. state or territory. To access Buffalo State’s full Interstate Disclosure document, including a full list of education departments for other states, go to teachercertification.buffalostate.edu/teaching-other-states.
The B.S. program in mathematics with adolescent certification (5–6 extension) is directed to a career goal of teaching. This program includes the course requirements leading to New York State initial certification to teach mathematics in grades 5–12.
About the Mathematics Department
159 Science and Math Complex
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5621
Fax: (716) 878-6107
SUNY has a standard admissions requirement of a 3.0 GPA for entry into an educator preparation program at the undergraduate or graduate level or a rank in the top 30th percentile of the high school class for entry into an undergraduate educator preparation program as a first-year student.
For first-year students, four years of college preparatory mathematics is recommended; top 30th percentile or an 85% high school average; submission of ACT or SAT score.
Transfer students with a 3.0 GPA from either their last college or the combined average of all previous colleges, whichever is higher, will be admitted directly into Mathematics Education (BS-NS MTS).
Students who do not meet admissions requirements will be admitted into the Mathematics (BA-NS MAT) major.
Intellectual Foundations Requirements
27 credit hours 27
Mathematics Major Requirements (48 credit hours)
Required Courses (39 credit hours)
MAT 161 CALCULUS I 4
MAT 162 CALCULUS II 4
MAT 163 USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE CALCULUS I 1
MAT 164 USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE CALCULUS II 1
MAT 202 INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA 3
MAT 263 CALCULUS III 4
MAT 264 USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE CALCULUS III 1
MAT 270 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 3
MAT 300 TECHNIQUES OF PROOF 3
MAT 301 FUNDAMENTALS OF ABSTRACT ALGEBRA 3
MAT 322 MODERN GEOMETRY 3
MAT 325 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3
MAT 351 ELEMENTARY THEORY OF NUMBERS 3
MAT 417 INTRODUCTION TO REAL ANALYSIS I 3
Electives (9 credit hours)
Select three from the following: 9
MAT 302 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA II
MAT 309 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS II
MAT 315 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MAT 316 INTERMEDIATE DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MAT 319 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
MAT 351 ELEMENTARY THEORY OF NUMBERS
MAT 366 COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICIANS II
MAT 370 APPLIED NETWORKS
MAT 382 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
MAT 383 APPLIED STATISTICS I
MAT 401 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTABILITY
MAT 404 APPLICATIONS OF LINEAR ALGEBRA
MAT 411 COMPLEX VARIABLES
MAT 418 INTRODUCTION TO REAL ANALYSIS II
MAT 431 MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
MAT 461 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
MAT 471 INTRODUCTION TO TOPOLOGY
MAT 490 SEMINAR (1-3)
MAT 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
MAT 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-12)
Professional Education Requirements (36 credit hours)
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
SPF 353 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DURING EARLY ADOLESCENCE AND ADOLESCENCE 3
SPF 403 HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FORCES INFLUENCING SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
EDU 416 TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
EDU 417 ADOLESCENT LITERACY 3
EXE 100 NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS *1 3
MED 200 FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS 7-12 AND FIELD EXPERIENCE 3
MED 300 FIELD EXPERIENCE: METHODS IN THE TEACHING OF SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS 3
MED 307 USES OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS *1 3
MED 308 METHODS IN THE TEACHING OF SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS 3
MED 309 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL 3
MED 383 LEARNING AND TEACHING PROBLEM SOLVING 3
Student Teaching Requirements (12 credit hours)
MED 406 STUDENT TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS IN THE LOWER MIDDLE GRADES 5-6 *1 6
MED 408 STUDENT TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS IN HIGH SCHOOL *1 6
Total Credit Hours 123
*1 Fulfills Intellectual Foundations 2014 requirement.