2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2022  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Education Preparation 7-12, MS

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Joanna Masingila, 203 Carnegie, 315-443-1483, jomasing@syr.edu

The School of Education, in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a preparation program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Mathematics Education: Preparation 7-12. The program prepares students to become mathematics educators who are proficient in five areas:

  • Critical reflection and explanations of practice.
  • Content knowledge.
  • Inclusive and culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Assessment of student learning.
  • Professional conduct and collaboration.

The preparation program is designed for students who have attained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (i.e., with a major field in mathematics) or its equivalent and seek certification to teach mathematics in secondary schools.

For those students who already have initial certification to teach grades 7-12 mathematics, the School of Education offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Teaching and Curriculum. Students may have a concentration in mathematics education through this program, which is designed to support professional development for teachers and to enhance understanding of the theories and practices associated with teaching.

Master’s degree course requirements

(courses with * include field experience)

Standard Student Teaching Semester

Intensive Examination

A master’s degree intensive examination is also required.

Liberal Arts Course requirements

The requirements of this program include several undergraduate science and distribution courses. It is not unusual that an applicant will have one or more of these courses left to take. These do not need to be completed before applying and may be taken at an institution other than Syracuse University. However, some of the courses need to be done before starting the graduate program, and all must be finished before a degree can be granted. We help prospective students identify appropriate courses.

Interested students should contact the Mathematics Education program coordinator as early as possible (including before applying) to have unofficial transcripts reviewed against the liberal arts requirements. This allows more time to enroll in needed courses.

Mathematics Content

This program requires either a completed mathematics major of 33 or more credits, including 12 credits of calculus, 3 credits of linear algebra, and 3 credits of analysis; or a major in another area, with at least 30 credits of major-level mathematics courses (calculus and above) at entry, including 12 credits of calculus, 3 credits of linear algebra, and 3 credits of analysis. Both groups must have a total of 42 credits minimum of major-appropriate mathematics courses before a degree can be granted.

Additional Liberal Arts Distribution study

(typically one from each, with no grade less than a C):

  • Writing (course or equivalent)
  • Natural Science
  • Humanities (other than history or arts related)
  • History
  • Social Science (other than history or psychology)
  • Artistic Expression (course or equivalent)
  • Language other than English including American Sign Language (Completion of high school Foreign Language Level 3 or higher may be substituted.)

Additional Information

This program is awaiting approval of proposed revisions that are currently under review at the time of publication of this catalog. If approved, the revisions will begin Summer 2015, and will reduce time to completion and credit hours, as well as change some of the current coursework. If and when changes are approved, they will be posted on our website: soe.syr.edu.

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