Mathematics Education

Our mathematics education program focuses on teaching students how to learn mathematics. Our program emphasizes the use of technology in mathematics teaching and learning, and the assessment of students' understanding and performance. There are three tracks for those who are seeking teacher certification in public schools in New York State. 

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Why Mathematics Education at UB?

The features of our program include:
  • Affordability – low cost, 50% less than comparable universities
  • Flexibility – online and on-campus (day and night) courses
  • Quality – respected leaders in mathematics learning and teaching
  • Technology – use of the latest digital resources and tools
Prerequisite

To be eligible for this program, you must have majored in or completed 30 credit hours in MATHEMATICS

In addition, the following mathematics distribution must be met: 2 courses in linear and/or abstract algebra, 2 courses in calculus, 1 course in geometry.

Mathematics Education Programs

Initial Initial / Professional Professional

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Education (EdM)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for NYS Initial and Professional Certification in Mathematics Education
Grade levels 7 to 12 with 5 to 6 extension
Credits required for completion 57
Time to completion 4 to 5 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus
Career opportunities Mathematics teacher
Clinical experience hours
  • 115 hours of field experience
  • 1 full semester of student teaching
  • Additional clinical experience may be embedded in content coursework
Application deadline

Priority Deadlines

Spring:
Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1
Summer:
Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15
Fall:
Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15

 

Content Distribution Prerequisites

This worksheet is intended as an advising tool to assist you in your planning. Use this worksheet to help you select courses during your undergraduate studies that will fulfill the content distribution prerequisites that are required by the Graduate School of Education.

Mathmatics Content Prerequisites Worksheet

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.