Teachers of Mathematics 7-12 (MA)

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Program Description

Designed for those who already hold initial certification in teaching secondary mathematics, the MA program in Teachers of Mathematics for grades 7-12 combines core subjects in mathematics pedagogy, such as teaching data analysis, algebra, and geometry, with topical issues in mathematics education, including educational design for the web and issues of gender and ethnicity in mathematics education. Students have the option to take classes in modern mathematics at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Students learn strategies for teaching mathematics to students in middle and high school; curriculum development and learning assessment in secondary school mathematics; and approaches for adapting math curricula, assessments, and learning environments to meet the needs of students with disabilities in general education settings.

Careers and Outcomes

This program leads to eligibility for New York State professional teaching certification in Teaching Mathematics, Grades 7–12.  Graduates are prepared to advance their career as a teacher of mathematics and related subjects, including computer science, in middle and high schools; mathematics curriculum specialist, coordinator, or evaluator in schools and school districts; researcher or teacher educator in colleges and universities; and trainer or specialist in applied mathematics in corporate or other private sector settings.

Accreditation (AAQEP)

The New York University Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of teaching and leadership in today’s demanding educational environment, is granted accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality Educator Programs (AAQEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2020 to June 2027. This accreditation certifies that the fore-named professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to AAQEP’s quality principles.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.