New Programs in Advanced Math Designed to Bridge Liberal Arts and Postgraduate Careers
Manhattan College will offer a new master’s program and a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in advanced mathematics to continue its focus on STEM education.
Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, Manhattan College will offer two advanced mathematics programs aimed at students who wish to develop depth in mathematics. Graduates of these programs will be positioned to become higher education teachers, leaders in curriculum development, or pursue further graduate study in mathematics.
The combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in Adolescence Education Mathematics is designed for Manhattan College undergraduate students within the School of Education and Health who seek certification to become a math teacher for grades 7-12. The program leads to professional certification in Adolescence Education Mathematics upon completion of three years of teaching experience.
After completing requirements for both the bachelor’s degree and initial certification in their fourth year of study, students will pursue a fifth year of graduate mathematics courses in the School of Science. Students also will participate in departmental seminars and colloquia. Graduates of the program will be well versed in the use of technology and will be prepared to mentor high school mathematics research projects.
The master’s degree in Mathematics offers a traditional curriculum in the core areas of mathematics and aims to prepare students to teach in the community college system or to prepare for doctoral work. The program may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. Qualified undergraduates may begin graduate classes as upperclassmen while at Manhattan College, thereby enabling completion of the master’s degree in one postgraduate year.
Each program will accept applications for full-time study beginning in the 2015 fall semester.