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NYSED Content Areas: Statistics, Quantitative Analysis, Applied Mathematics

According to NYSED, acceptable studies for certification (grades 7-12) include courses offered by a mathematics department that are considered core requirements toward a degree in mathematics. For example, courses in mathematical reasoning, quantitative methods, number theory and concepts, algebra, analytic geometry, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics are acceptable. NYSED does not accept computer science, accounting, finance and other courses that apply mathematics to solve problems that are not purely mathematical.

Stony Brook University has determined that the courses on the list below meet the NYSED guidelines for professional license in this certification content area. Courses with certain departmental subject codes (e.g., AMS, MAT) may also be valid for the content area.


CEB 586 Differentiated Instruction in Science and Math
CEM 570 Manipulatives and Mathematics
CEM 575, The Language of Math: Grades K-9
CET 551 Introduction to Probability

Note: The information contained on this page is valid as of 1/30/2014.

Statement of Student Responsibility

Students themselves—whether new, returning, or continuing—are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and adhering to their degree and/or certificate program requirements. Students should keep in mind that degree requirements are separate and distinct from requirements for teacher/administrator certification and resulting initial and/or professional licenses.  Each student is responsible for reviewing, understanding and adhering to his/her certification requirements.  For further information, visit NYSED at


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