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Mathematics Education (7-12; 5-6 Extension), B.S.

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 the catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

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

A238 Buckham Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5621
Fax: (716) 878-6107

Admission Requirements

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, but will be tagged with the code MATE, Mathematics with an Interest in Education.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 27 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Mathematics 45 cr

A. Required Courses (32 cr)
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
MAT 263 Calculus III (4)
MAT 264 Using Technology to Explore Calculus III (1)
MAT 270 Discrete Mathematics I
MAT 300 Techniques of Proof
MAT 301 Fundamentals of Abstract Algebra
MAT 322 Modern Geometry
MAT 325 Probability and Statistics
MAT 417 Introduction to Real Analysis I

B. Electives (9 cr)
Select three courses from the following:
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
MAT 495 Special Project
MAT 499 Independent Study

Total Required Credit Hours in Professional Education 33 cr
SPF 303 Educational Psychology: Middle and Secondary Education
SPF 353 Human Development During Early Adolescence and Adolescence
SPF 403 Historical and Philosophical Forces Influencing Secondary Education
EDU 416 Teaching Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDU 417 Adolescent Literacy
EXE 100 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs*
MED 200 Field Experience in Secondary Education Mathematics
MED 300 Field Experience: Methods in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics
MED 307 Uses of Technology in the Teaching of Mathematics*
MED 308W Methods in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics
MED 309 Field Experience: Methods in Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics
MED 383W Learning and Teaching Problem Solving
*EXE 100, MED 307, MED 406, and MED 408 fulfill Intellectual Foundations 2014 requirement.

Total Required Credit Hours in Student Teaching 12 cr
MED 406 Student Teaching of Mathematics in the Lower Middle Grades 5-6 (6)
MED 408 Student Teaching of Mathematics in High School (6)

All College Electives 0 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 123 cr

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