2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 31, 2023  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12) [AEM]


This major in the Mathematics Department  leads to New York state certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12.

Career Potential

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

A. Required MAT and MCS Courses: 39 credit hours


C. Additional Requirements (for the B.S. only): 7-14 credit hours


  • Foreign language courses: 0-6 credit hours. Foreign language through the 102 level is required for certification in earning the B.S.
     
  • Two courses must be chosen from the courses listed below. These courses may also simultaneously satisfy the requirements for General Education Categories 2 or 13.

D. Additional Requirements (for the B.A. only): 7-12 credit hours


Foreign language courses: 0-12 credit hours. Foreign language through the 202 level is required for certification in earning the B.A. 

E. Additional General Education Courses: 30-37 credit hours


F. Admission to the Major


Completion of 30 credit hours with at least a 2.5 grade point average overall, and at least a 2.5 grade point average in each of the areas A and B above.

G. Eligibility for Student Teaching


To be eligible for AED 493: Student Teaching – Adolescence Mathematics I and AED 494: Student Teaching – Adolescence Mathematics II, students must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5, both overall and in each of the areas A and B above.

H. Program Portfolio


Students in adolescence education mathematics must complete and submit a professional portfolio prior to graduation. Contact the department office or a faculty advisor to obtain guidelines for completing the portfolio.

I. Other Requirements


In addition to the College's residency requirement (see Degree Requirements ), at least half of the credit hours in area A and at least half of the credit hours in area B must be successfully completed at Cortland. Furthermore, courses in area B completed at Cortland should include: AED 392, AED 492, AED 493, and AED 494.

Specific information regarding requirements such as state examinations and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment for New York state teaching certification can be found under Degree Requirements .

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.S. in Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12) over four years


The sample program is given as a model only and does not represent expectations for all programs offered. Students should consult an advisor in the Mathematics Department to obtain up-to-date program requirements.

First Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15-16


  • GE 2 or 13
  • Foreign language

Spring Total credit hours: 16-17


  • MCS 186
  • GE 2 or 13
  • Foreign language

Second Year


Third Year


Fourth Year


Spring Total credit hours: 15-16


  • MAT/MCS elective
  • GE 5
  • Elective
  • Elective