Teaching Mathematics 7–12 (BS)

Program Description

This Bachelor of Science program in Teaching Mathematics, 7-12 prepares teachers to think critically about their teaching and to devise ways to improve the teaching of mathematics, especially for historically underserved young people. The program is informed by current developments in mathematics teaching nationwide as well as scholarship on the challenges faced by students from urban communities. Courses integrate recommendations from research, teaching organizations, and national commissions into its curriculum. Students in the program address issues of equity in mathematics education and work to develop inclusive strategies to help all students learn more rigorous mathematics and surmount learning barriers. Students learn equitable methods of and approaches to teaching mathematics in secondary schools and in understanding the educational development of adolescents. The course of study incorporates a full range of experiences and observations, culminating in two semesters of student teaching in public or independent school settings. Students graduating from the program are eligible for New York State teacher certification for grades 7–12, with an extension for grades 5-6.


  • Honors Societies: Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta
  • Departmental Honors:  Senior Honors Seminar for students with at least a 3.5 GPA, cumulative and major, culminating in an honors thesis based on faculty-supervised independent research

See departmental honors for additional honors information.


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