For Intra-University Transfers:
Arts and Sciences: Advising and Academic Support Office, 323 Hall of Languages, 315-443-3150, firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Education: Office of Academic and Student Services, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230; 315-443-9319, soeadvising.syr.edu
Duane Graysay, 103C Carnegie Library, 315-443-1485
Committed to the integration of theory and practice through university-school partnerships and extensive field-based experiences for all students, the mathematics education major engages students in both the conceptual understanding and procedural fluency of mathematics, while also preparing them to teach and instruct math skills in the classroom.
The mathematics education program at Syracuse University is a dual program between the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences, in which students earn one degree with a major from each school/college. In courses and field experiences, students learn how to address all learners’ needs in a changing and diverse society, with particular emphasis on mathematics content knowledge, inclusive and culturally relevant pedagogy, critical reflection and explanation of practice, assessment of student learning and development of mathematical literacy, and professional conduct and collaboration.
Syracuse University offers both a Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) option for a mathematics education diploma. For the B.A. option, please visit the B.A. mathematics education page. The B.S. option requires students to complete more mathematics courses than the B.A. option.
In the B.S. program, students earn a B.S. degree with two majors in both mathematics and mathematics education, and complete courses in three major areas:
- Liberal Arts Core and electives
- Mathematics major in the College of Arts and Sciences
- Professional education courses (including student teaching)
When planning their sequence of courses, students should keep in mind that at least 9 credits of education including student teaching are required in the fall of the senior year in order to meet the prerequisites for the spring student teaching experience. As many content (mathematics major) courses as possible should be completed by the end of the junior year.
A total of 124 credits is required. Some students may need to complete total program credits that are slightly greater than 124. The program meets the academic requirements for New York State initial certification to teach Math to grades 7-12. Successful completion of certification examinations, an application and a background check are also required for New York State teacher certification.
Students seeking one of the following majors in English, Mathematics, Science Education Biology, Science Education Chemistry, Science Education Earth Science, Science Education Physics, Social Studies Education, and Spanish Education) while dually enrolled in the School of Education and Arts and Sciences|Maxwell will complete a minimum of 124-127 credits, including the Liberal Arts Core requirements, with some specified courses in the content area to be taught.
A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average is required for admission to the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education dual enrollment program. GPA requirements for admission to the candidacy and standard student teaching semesters, and other prerequisites to these semesters, are mentioned below. Intra-University transfer to the School of Education is coordinated through the Office of Academic and Student Services, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, and a course sequencing plan must be completed with an advisor at the time of application.