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Mathematics

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To nurture middle school and high school students’ knowledge and appreciation of mathematics, a teacher needs more than a foundation in mathematics.

This program develops teacher candidates’ knowledge and understanding of adolescent learning and development, educational theory, and best practices in math education.

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 30
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer (both sessions): April 15

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes.

Adolescence Mathematics applicants can choose among three programs:

Adolescence Mathematics (30 credits)

This program prepares graduates to be classroom Mathematics teachers for grades 7-12. There is also an option to add an extension for grades 5-6.

Admissions Prerequisites

Applicants must have 30 college credits in mathematics courses, including at least one full year of calculus and a range of coursework in other areas of pure and applied mathematics.

Program Curriculum

All descriptions for program courses are available in the GSE Bulletin.

Exceptional Adolescents: Mathematics (42 credits)

This program prepares graduates to be classroom Mathematics teachers for students with disabilities.

Admissions Prerequisites

Applicants must complete or have completed 18 credits or more in a mathematics major or concentration. In addition applicants must take a minimum of 9 credits with middle childhood focus.

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions and review a list of courses.

General and Exceptional Adolescents: Mathematics (45 credits, dual certification)

This program prepares graduates to be classroom Mathematics teachers and Special Education teachers with an extension in Mathematics.

Admissions Prerequisites

Applicants must have an undergraduate major in mathematics or its equivalent with a minimum of 27 credits in specific mathematics content areas.

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions and review a list of courses

 

Fieldwork Requirements

In the fall and spring semesters of the first year, students are in classrooms for three full days per week: observation for three weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for ten weeks.

In the fall and spring semesters of the second year, students are in classrooms for five full days per week: observation for two weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for twelve weeks.

Certification Information

The program leads to a Master of Science in Teaching degree and initial New York State certification.

Teacher candidates who meet all program requirements, complete the course of study and meet established field experience competencies are eligible for Fordham University’s endorsement for New York state initial certification in their program area. 

Pass rates for Fordham’s initial teacher education graduates on the NYSTCE Teacher exams have been over 95% each year.

Programs are open to all who qualify; however, only U.S. citizens or international students who possess a U.S. Green Card or H1-B visa may be recommended for New York State teacher certification. 

Adolescence Mathematics Contacts

45 Columbus Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6400

Fax: 212-636-7106

Email: gse_admiss@fordham.edu