About the Program
Accredited: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly NCATE)
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.
The mathematics education (7-12) postbaccalaureate teacher certification program leads to eligibility for a New York State initial certificate to teach mathematics in grades 7-12. This program is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in mathematics from an accredited college or university and intend to complete coursework required for New York State certification to teach mathematics.
Candidates should consult the Teacher Certification website for current seminars and workshops.
After successfully completing the teacher certification program and passing required New York State teacher certification exams, students are eligible to apply for New York State certification through the Teacher Certification Office, Chase Hall 222. No degree or certificate is awarded by Buffalo State.
For financial aid purposes, students are considered fifth-year undergraduates, eligible for undergraduate loans.
About the Mathematics Department
159 Science and Math Complex
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5621
Fax: (716) 878-6107
1. A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or an applied mathematics field from an accredited college or university with 36 credit hours of mathematics courses and a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in mathematics courses.
2. Two years of high school or one year of college-level foreign language.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
Requirements may be fulfilled entirely with graduate courses, entirely with undergraduate courses or with a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses. Graduate-level courses are numbered 500 and higher; undergraduate-level courses are numbered 100–499.
Mathematics Education Courses (18-25 credit hours)
MED 200 FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS 7-12 AND FIELD EXPERIENCE 3
or MED 500 PRACTICUM I: GRADUATE FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SECONDARY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
MED 307 USES OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS 3
or MED 607 TECHNOLOGY IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
MED 383 LEARNING AND TEACHING PROBLEM SOLVING 3
Select one from the following: 3-4
MED 308 METHODS IN THE TEACHING OF SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS
MED 601 SEMINAR IN THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS
Select one from the following: 6-12
MED 407 STUDENT TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS IN JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL
& MED 408 STUDENT TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS IN HIGH SCHOOL (12)
MED 501 PRACTICUM II: PRACTICE TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
& MED 502 PRACTICUM III: PRACTICE TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE HIGH SCHOOL (6)
Professional Education Courses (13-15 credit hours)
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
SPF 403 HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FORCES INFLUENCING SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
or SPF 525 PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
EDU 416 TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
or EDU 513 THEORY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN LITERACY INSTRUCTION
EDU 417 ADOLESCENT LITERACY 3
or EDU 609 RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN ADOLESCENT LITERACY
MED 502 PRACTICUM III: PRACTICE TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE HIGH SCHOOL 1-3
MED 524 MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL 1
EXE 100 NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 1-3
or MED 524 MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL
Total Credit Hours 34-43
Professional Licensure Disclosure
New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals. For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State. SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public. Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires.
Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity using the links provided in the full disclosure document to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.