Mathematics 7-12 - M.S.Ed

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Office: 150 Houghton Hall 

(716) 673-3243

Dr. Junaid Zubari, Chairperson
Dr. Lang Cheng, Coordinator

Dr. Keary Howard, Mathematics Education Coordinator

Email: mathematics.department@fredonia.edu

Website: https://www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-liberal-arts-sciences/mathematical-sciences

 

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a program leading to the Master of Science in Education: Mathematics 7-12.  Candidates completing this program are eligible to be recommended for professional certification in "Mathematics 7-12" and/or "Mathematics 5-9," depending on their initial certification.

Requirements for Admission to the Program without Deficiencies:

Initial certification in New York State in Mathematics Adolescence Education, with a bachelor's degree in mathematics that includes courses equivalent to:

MATH 210Mathematical Structures and Proof

4

MATH 223University Calculus III

4

MATH 323Introductory Real Analysis

3

MATH 331Abstract Algebra I

3

at least two of the following:

MATH 341Geometry

3

STAT 350Probability and Statistics

3

MATH 381History of Mathematics

3

Total Credit Hours:20

Initial certification in New York State in Middle Childhood Education - Mathematics Specialist, with a bachelor's degree in mathematics that includes courses equivalent to:

MATH 123University Calculus II

4

MATH 201Concepts of Foundational Mathematics: A Problem Solving Approach

3

MATH 202Concepts of Foundational Mathematics II

3

MATH 210Mathematical Structures and Proof

4

MATH 231Linear Algebra

4

MATH 341Geometry

3

MATH 381History of Mathematics

3

MAED 303Advanced Mathematics for School Teachers

3

and

a statistics course

Total Credit Hours:30

Program Requirements

The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours at the graduate level distributed as follows. The student's advisor or the department chairperson must approve any course used to fulfill the requirements below:

  1. A course in research methods
  2. A minimum of three courses covering three of the following categories:
    1. historical, philosophical, or comparative foundations of education,
    2. design and evaluation of mathematics curricula,
    3. instructional methods,
    4. use of educational technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics,
    5. psychological foundations of education.
  3. A minimum of four courses covering four of the following categories:
    1. algebra or analysis,
    2. geometry or topology,
    3. number theory, probability, or statistics,
    4. history or philosophy of mathematics,
    5. applications of mathematics,
    6. any approved course in mathematics.
  4. Mathematics Education Seminar (MAED 602)
  5. Graduate Project (MAED 690

As of December 31, 2013, candidates in all education programs are required to complete training under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). Beginning in the Fall 2013 semester, the training required under the Dignity for All Student Act (DASA) will be included in EDU 303 at Fredonia. Undergraduate candidates planning to graduate after Fall 2013 who have already completed EDU 303 on campus or taken a workshop as a substitution for EDU 303 must also complete the EDU DASA workshop prior to graduation.

For certification information, students should check the Graduate Teacher Education Certification section of the catalog.