Master of Science in Secondary Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
The MSED in Mathematics 7-12 degree at MCNY will prepare you for a career as a mathematics teacher in a secondary school. The 1-year, 3-semester, 43-credit program is designed for the person who is committed to the education of all children in diverse urban and suburban schools and has the intellectual capacity, preparation and motivation to pursue an intensive schedule of study and practice. The program leads to initial New York State teacher certification in Mathematics 7-12 upon graduation and successfully completing NYSED requirements, including passing grades on certifying exams.
The unique interdisciplinary course of study integrates the College's Purpose-Centered System of Education that links theory to practice at each stage of the learning process. Through a cohort model, students are organized into peer learning communities to develop knowledge, skills and understanding aligned to the New York State Teaching Learning Standards and the national standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Because the program is committed to preparing teachers who are able to use educational technology, students will be given their own laptop computer to help them explore, evaluate and effectively integrate instructional technologies throughout the curriculum.
Prospects of obtaining employment upon completion of your degree are excellent. According to a NCTM report, “The shortage of quality mathematics teachers is endemic to the P-12 teaching environment, primarily at the secondary level.” There are simply not enough highly skilled mathematics teachers entering the profession or committing to long-term careers. Due to growing student enrollments, high turnover rates and teacher retirements, education and policy experts predict that the United States will need more than 280,000 new mathematics and science teachers by 2015.
If you possess a deep understanding of mathematics and you have a keen interest in teaching young people at the middle or high school level, a career in math education is waiting for you.
Metropolitan College of New York holds accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104,(215) 662-5606, and from the New York State Board of Regents. In addition, the College is a member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration; National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; Association of American Colleges and Universities; the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning; the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities; and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
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