Mathematics helps us measure and communicate about distance, quantity and time. Building a solid math foundation during middle and high school encourages continued academic growth. Highly skilled and passionate teachers can make all the difference.
Why Choose Adolescent Education Mathematics?
Teachers who are experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are in demand. STEM is the future for adolescents — the technological age in which they live, their key to wise decisions, and their best career options. Instilling an interest at an early age could spark a lasting desire to pursue a career in any of these fields.
The adolescent education mathematics program allows you to earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in five years. It is designed for undergraduates who are seeking certification to become a mathematics teacher for grades 7-12. The program leads to professional certification in Adolescent Education Mathematics upon completion of three years of teaching experience.
A Faster Format
In our five-year 150-credit program, you will begin graduate study during your junior year and complete the master’s component needed for permanent New York State certification just two years later. You will graduate prepared to inspire the next generation of students.
Small classes foster collaborative problem solving and knowledge sharing. You will join a caring and creative campus community, and develop strong relationships — both with peers and professors. Most students build lifelong connections.
What Will You Learn?
You will develop your skills in the areas of algebra, number theory, calculus, probability and statistics, and geometry, and connect these content areas to the classroom’s common core standards. In addition to developing critical thinking and quantitative skills, you will:
Participate in academic conferences and seminars
Develop effective written and oral communication skills
Learn how to use technology to enhance the classroom experience
When you graduate, you will be prepared to instruct and inspire students, create lesson plans, communicate with parents and help students prepare for standardized testing as a middle or high school teacher. Your quantitative and problem-solving skills may also qualify you for many positions outside of adolescent education.