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Combined BS/MAT Program: Mathematics

Current Stony Brook undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in combined Bachelor’s/Master of Arts in Teaching degree programs, which are administered through  collaborations between the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional Development (SPD), and the Graduate School. These programs allow current Stony Brook undergraduate students with special talent and motivation to earn two degrees in less time and at less expense than if they enrolled in two separate programs. Applicants to the combined programs are not required to submit an application fee or GRE scores.

Students may enter into one of SPD-sponsored programs as early as the beginning of their junior year. While some graduate study will take place prior to the last undergraduate semester, graduate status will commence with the eighth semester, and graduation with both degrees will usually occur after ten semesters of study. The total combined degree program will include 150 credits of study and save the student a minimum of one semester’s time and graduate tuition.

SPD's combined BS/MAT in Mathematics program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, and NYSED teacher certification Adolescent Education (7-12) in five years. This option is available to students who are matriculated in the undergraduate degree programs: Applied Math/Statistics; Mathematics. In addition, students have the option to complete the Grades 5-6 certification extension.

Teacher preparation candidates must also complete various certification workshops, tests, and fingerprinting.  Review our Certification & Licensing page for a full list of certification requirements.

Application Information

To be eligible to apply to a combined program, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0; a higher GPA in one’s major is preferred.

To complete the application process, students will need to do the following:

  • P rint out and complete the Application Packet.   The application packet consists of a one-page application form and three recommendation forms which must be distributed to three recommenders (preferably faculty within your own major).

  • Obtain signatures on the application form from your Departmental Academic Advisor , Teacher Preparation Program Director , and Teacher Certification Officer (located in 2321 Computer Science Building).

  • Complete a personal statement in light of your experiences, interests and ambitions.  In order to do so, select one theme and one pathway from the D-TALE/PEP Conceptual Framework  and explain in a well-written, 500-750 word essay how these two concepts will guide your development as an effective educator in your chosen field.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall admission: March 15
  • Spring admission: October 31

Enrolling in Graduate Courses

Students who have applied for and been admitted to a Combined Degree Bachelor's/Master's program may enroll in up to fifteen graduate credits while in their undergraduate career. To enroll, they must complete this Permission Form  and have it signed by their program director prior to submission to SPD.