2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12) [AEM] M.A.T.

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This program leads to the M.A.T. degree as well as initial or provisional certification for teaching adolescence mathematics. The focus of the program is to provide a pedagogical foundation that complements a solid mathematical background.

Career Potential

  • Mathematics teacher, high school or junior high school
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Educational administrator

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to a degree program stated in this catalog, applicants for enrollment in the program leading to a M.A.T. adolescence education: mathematics (7-12) should present the following:

  1. Official transcripts documenting a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved mathematics courses including the following: a) at least 12 credit hours of calculus, analysis or differential equations, b) at least three credit hours each in the following six areas: discrete mathematics, linear algebra, abstract algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, and history of mathematics.
  3. An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from professors or professional colleagues that address the prospective students’ suitability for adolescence school teaching.
  5. Application to the SUNY Cortland Teacher Education Program.
  6. Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to successful completion of the second semester (102) of a college-level foreign language sequence.
  7. An undergraduate course in either educational psychology or adolescent psychology, such as PSY 232 or 332.
  8. A health education course that fulfills NYSED mandates for teacher education programs — currently approved courses include HLH 110, 199 or 510.

Program Requirements

A. Required Core in Mathematics: 12 credit hours

C. Additional Requirements

  1. MAT 680: Graduate Comprehensive Examination in Mathematics (1 cr. hr.)
    Students who do not successfully complete MAT 680 must register for MAT 697 Extension of Graduate Culminating Activity (1 cr. hr.).
  2. Specific requirements for New York State teaching certification (state examinations, identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment, alcohol and drug abuse education, school violence prevention education, fingerprinting and foreign language requirements) can be found in the Teacher Certification Information section of this catalog.
  3. Teacher candidates must submit a professional portfolio prior to graduation. Specific requirements for the portfolio may be obtained from the academic advisor.
  4. Additional requirements for the M.A.T. may be determined by the Mathematics Department and must be ascertained by the students in consultation with the department’s graduate coordinator.

Total Credit Hours Required: 49

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