Master of Arts in Teaching: Mathematics
The Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics (HEGIS 1701)
is a course of study leading to New York State certification for teaching
Mathematics in the secondary schools (grades 7-12), with an extension option for grades 5-6. This program, offered
in collaboration with the University's Department of Mathematics and
Professional Education Program, is designed for those who have little
or no previous coursework in education or formal classroom teaching
The degree program consists of 45 credits, distributed among the areas
listed below. Unless otherwise noted, each course is three credits. All degree requirements must be completed within five (5) years from
the semester date of admission as a matriculated student.
Mathematics Content Courses - 12 credits
Course selection will be determined by the student and advisor. Students
who have academic deficiencies in Mathematics will be required to include
courses that specifically address these deficiencies. These courses
will be part of the 12 credits selected to satisfy this requirement.
If additional deficiencies exist, those credits required to meet these
mandates will be over and above those requirements for the degree.
MAT 511 Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics (Required
of all students in this program)
Plus nine additional credits selected from the following:
AMS 504 Foundations of Applied Mathematics
AMS 507 Introduction to Probability
AMS 572 Data Analysis I
MAT 512 Algebra for Teachers
MAT 513 Analysis for Teachers I
MAT 514 Analysis for Teachers II
MAT 515 Geometry for Teachers
MAT 516 Probability & Statistics for Teachers
MAT 530 Topology/Geometry I
MAT 534 Algebra I
MAT 542 Complex Analysis I
MAT 544 Analysis
MAT 550 Real Analysis I
MAT 599 Masters Level Independent Study
Professional Studies in Education - 27 credits
CEE 505 Education: Theory and Practice
CEF 547 Principles and Practices of Special Education*
PSY 595 Human Development
LIN 544 Language Acquisition and Literacy Development
MAE 501 Foundations of the Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum
MAE 510 Introduction to Methods of Teaching & Learning Standards
(co- or prerequisite: MAE 501)
MAE 520 Advanced Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (prerequisites:
MAE 501 and MAE 510)
MAE 530 Directed Readings in Mathematics Education (1 credit course;
prerequisites: MAE 510 & MAE 520; co-requisite: MAE 540)
MAE 540 Clinical Experience (2 credits; prerequisites: MAE 510 &
MAE 520; co-requisite: MAE 530)
MAE 554 Student Teaching Seminar (co-requisites MAE 551 & MAE 552;
prerequisites CEE 505, CEE 565, LIN 544, MAE 501, MAE 510, MAE 520,
MAE 530, MAE 540; satisfaction of all content requirements and permission
of the Director of Mathematics Education)
*Effective Sept. 1, 2011, this course is required for degree completion and teacher certification.
Supervised Student Teaching - 6 credits
MAE 551 Supervised Student Teaching Middle School Grades 7 -
9: Mathematics (co-requisites MAE 552 & MAE 554; prerequisites CEE
505, CEE 565, LIN 544, MAE 501, MAE 510, MAE 520, MAE 530, MAE 540;
satisfaction of all content requirements and permission of the Director
of Mathematics Education)
MAE 552 Supervised Student Teaching High School Grades 10 - 12: Mathematics
(co-requisites MAE 551 & MAE 554; prerequisites CEE 505, CEE 565,
LIN 544, MAE 501, MAE 510, MAE 520, MAE 530, MAE 540; satisfaction of
all content requirements and permission of the Director of Mathematics
Students will be required to complete a four-week
Mathematics teaching module specifically designed for the Supervised
Student Teaching project.
This New York State registered and approved program qualifies students for license upon successful degree completion. Students must complete all courses required for the MAT and must receive a grade of B or better in all pedagogy and foundation courses as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all course work attempted while matriculated in a graduate teacher preparation program.
Teacher preparation candidates must also complete certification workshops in child abuse, substance abuse, and school violence (Project Save). Also, effective July 1, 2013, all students will have to complete six (6) hour Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop which involves prevention and intervention of bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. In addition, they must be fingerprinted. Stony Brook offers these workshops monthly. See Certification and Licensing Workshops for details.
Stony Brook University requires that students must have completed an undergraduate degree and have at least 36 credits in the content field for admission to the MAT program. This course of study should be substantially the equivalent to that of a Stony Brook undergraduate degree program.
All students will have to complete the ALST (Academic Literacy Skills Test), Educating All Students Test, and the revised CST (Content Specialty Test) in the area of the Certificate. The activation date of some of the new Content Specialty Tests will vary as they become live during the 2013-2014 academic year. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the TEACH website at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ to ensure that they are taking the appropriate examinations. All students are required to complete and submit the edTPA (Education-Teacher Performance Assessment - Portfolio) in their content field. Please check with your program director for specific requirements.
Minimum Requirements to Apply
- An academic major in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or the equivalent (see below) with a minimum of
36 credits in Mathematics. *
- A minimum GPA of 2.75 in your overall bachelor's
- A minimum GPA of 3.00 in Mathematics studies
- One year of college-level study of a foreign language (this may include American Sign Language)
36 credits must include courses in single and multivariable calculus,
linear algebra, and at least two of the following four more advanced
subjects: abstract and/or applied algebra; analysis or advanced calculus;
geometry, including non-Euclidean geometry; probability and/or statistics.
You must also have taken at least one mathematics course that significantly
uses computers and/or graphing calculators.
Visit the MAT Application page for instructions and a link to the online application.
Fall: March 31
Spring: October 31
For program questions, please contact:
Lisa Berger, PhD.
Director of the Mathematics Graduate Teacher Preparation Program
For application procedure questions, please contact:
School of Professional Development
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4310
Telephone: 631-632-7050 (option 1)
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. (SPD’s non-matriculating [non-degree] graduate students [GSP] are responsible for adhering to the guidelines related to non-matriculated status.) All SPD students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and complying with University and SPD regulations, policies, and procedures, as described in all official publications, the University website, and the SPD website, including, but not limited to, SPD’s online references, the SPD Bulletin and SPD Academic Calendar.