Combined Mathematics, BA / Mathematics Education, EdM

The UB Teach mathematics education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn a mathematics BA and a mathematics education EdM in five years. The program focuses on providing you with content expertise in mathematics while preparing you to teach mathematics at the adolescence level (grades 5 to 12).

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Why Mathematics and Mathematics Education at UB?

In this combined program, you will study in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education. While in the Department of Mathematics, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the discipline of mathematics; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you learn how to bring mathematics to life in the grades 5 to 12 classroom.

UB prepares highly-qualified teachers who lead their classrooms, shape students’ lives and positively engage with the communities they serve.

Students enrolled in this program will:

  • Discover the beauty of mathematics through the science of quantity, space, and structure.
  • Increase problem solving and analytical skills in preparation for a teaching career.
  • Complete intensive clinical education experiences in collaboration with Western New York schools across diverse settings, while learning the nuances of the teaching profession.
  • Gain the skills, expertise and confidence to implement evidence-based practice in the classroom and co-teach alongside an expert teacher in a one-year residency.

Mathematics BA/Mathematics Education EdM Program Overview

Academic credential granted Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Education (EdM)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State initial and professional certification in mathematics education
Grade levels 7 to 12 with 5 to 6 extension
Credits required for completion 156
Time to completion 5 years
Course delivery On campus, online
  • Mathematics teacher
  • Budget Officer
  • Computer analyst
  • Statistician
Experiential contact hours
  • Clinical experiences embedded in undergraduate and graduate  coursework
  • A full one-year teaching residency in the final year of the program
Application deadline Early Action: Nov. 15
Scholarship Consideration: Dec. 8
Regular Decision: Feb. 1

Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.
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For more information about coursework and requirements, please contact:
Office of Educator, 716-645-2461