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Graduate Programs

Graduate Comprehensive Exam

For information about the graduate comprehensive exam please click here: graduate comprehensive exam.

 

Graduate Assistantships

The mathematics department has two graduate assistantships for 2014-15, for one semester each. Responsibilities include tutoring students in upper level mathematics courses. The salary for each assistantship will be six credits of tuition support for one semester. For the announcement please click here: graduate assistantship announcement (PDF format). For the application please click here: graduate assistantship application (PDF format). The deadline for applications is April 30, 2014 (ignore the deadline on the announcement), but we will accept late applications if the position has not been filled yet.

Tentative Schedule of Graduate Core Courses

The mathematics department expects to offer the four graduate core courses (MAT 501, MAT 502, MAT 603, MAT 604) according to the following schedule. Please note this schedule may change depending on enrollment demands, instructor availability, etc.

Year Fall Spring Summer
2014-15 MAT 501 MAT 604 MAT 502
MAT 603
2015-16 MAT 501 MAT 603 MAT 502
MAT 604
2016-17 MAT 501 MAT 604 MAT 502
MAT 603
2017-18 MAT 501 MAT 603 MAT 502
MAT 604

Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12) [AEM] M.A.T. (Graduate)

Mathematics Department
Isa Jubran, chair
Claus Schubert, graduate coordinator
Moffett Center, Room 129
607-753-4326
Fax: 607-753-2971
Email:math@cortland.edu

Overview

If you are seeking initial certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12 in New York state, the M.A.T. in adolescence education: mathematics is designed for you. This program provides a pedagogical foundation that complements a solid mathematical background.

Program Highlights

SUNY Cortland will prepare you for initial certification as you earn a master of arts degree. In the M.A.T. in adolescence education: mathematics, you will develop proficiency in your mathematical content knowledge, assessment of student learning and problem-solving ability. You’ll also learn about inclusive and effective pedagogy and how to critically reflect upon and explain teaching practices.

The mathematical core begins with course work in fundamental mathematical concepts and progresses through non-Euclidean geometry, number theory, cryptography, fractals, real analysis and the foundations of calculus, rings, and fields. You will develop a mastery of mathematics upon which you can build a curriculum for adolescents.

The professional core is devoted to the development of expert teaching practices. Courses include topics in classroom technology, teaching adolescence mathematics, language development, literacy and advanced psychology. Special emphasis is given to working with students who have difficulties learning mathematics, serving diverse student populations, using technology to promote active learning and developing skills in assessing student learning.

Finally you will spend a full semester student teaching in grades 7-12.

Culminating Experiences

When you complete this New York state-approved teacher preparation program, you are eligible for your initial and professional teaching certification for mathematics in grades 7-12. You are required to submit a program portfolio and to pass a comprehensive examination.

Assistantship Opportunity

A limited number of graduate assistantships is available.

Career Potential

With an M.A.T. in adolescence education: mathematics (7-12) from SUNY Cortland, you are well prepared to teach middle and high school students or at a two-year college or to work as a curriculum coordinator or educational administrator. If you pursue an M.A., M.S., Ph.D. or Ed.D. in mathematics or math education, a career in higher education, business, industry or government employment also is an option.

Graduate Admissions 

Evaluation Policy

At the State University of New York College at Cortland, we seek a diverse and academically strong student body. Our admission policy and practice will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or marital status.

Required Materials

  1. Completed online Graduate School Application - Apply Now
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended to be forwarded directly to SUNY Cortland Graduate Admissions Office
    Note: candidates for admission must present evidence of bachelor's degree conferral prior to the start of their academic program.
  3. Two letters of recommendation, the first addressing suitability for teaching adolescents and the second addressing mathematical ability, submitted online with application

Admissions Criteria

  1. Bachelor's degree from a accredited college or university
  2. An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 and above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to successful completion of the second semester (102) of a college-level foreign language sequence
  4. An undergraduate course in educational psychology such as PSY 332
  5. A health education course that fulfills NYSED mandates for teacher education programs such as HLH 110, HLH 199 or HLH 510
  6. A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved mathematics courses including the following:
    1. at least 12 credit hours of calculus, analysis or differential equations
    2. at least three credit hours in each of the following areas:
      • mathematical reasoning and proof
      • linear algebra
      • geometry
      • probability and statistics
      • history of mathematics
      • abstract algebra
      • real analysis

      Deadlines

      Fall semester applications: July 1
      Spring semester applications: Dec. 1
      Summer semester applications: April 1

      Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a space availability basis.
      Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 607-753-4800 to check availability. 

      Program Details for Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12) [AEM] M.A.T.

      Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12) [AEM] M.S.Ed. (Graduate)

      Mathematics Department
      Isa Jubran, chair
      Claus Schubert, graduate coordinator
      Moffett Center, Room 129
      607-753-4326
      Fax: 607-753-2971
      Email: math@cortland.edu

      Overview

      If you have initial New York state teaching certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12, the M.S.Ed. program is designed to help you earn your professional certificate and allows you the option of extending your certification to teach mathematics in grades 5 and 6. This degree balances advanced mathematics with educational theory and practice.

       Program Highlights

      While earning a master of science degree, you will enhance your content knowledge as you develop proficiency in assessment of student learning, problem solving, inclusive and effective pedagogy and the ability to critically reflect on and explain teaching practices.

      The mathematical core begins with course work in fundamental mathematical concepts and progresses through non-Euclidean geometry, number theory, cryptography, fractals, real analysis and the foundations of calculus, rings, and fields. You will develop a mastery of mathematics upon which you can build a curriculum for adolescents.

      The professional core is devoted to the development of expert teaching practices. Courses include topics in classroom technology, teaching adolescence mathematics, foundations of education and advanced psychology. Special emphasis is given to working with students who have difficulties learning mathematics, serving diverse student populations, using technology to promote active learning and developing skills in assessing student learning.

       Further enrichment is achieved through electives in complex analysis, chaos theory, topology, statistics or courses in education or psychology.

       Culminating Experience

      You are required to pass a comprehensive examination and will be eligible for New York state professional teaching certification in mathematics for grades 7-12.

      Assistantship Opportunity

      A limited number of graduate assistantships is available.

       Career Potential

      With an M.S.Ed. in adolescence education: mathematics (7-12) from SUNY Cortland, you are well prepared to teach middle and high school students or at a two-year college or to work as a curriculum coordinator or educational administrator. If you pursue an M.A., M.S., Ph.D. or Ed.D. in mathematics or math education, a career in higher education, business, industry or government employment also is an option. 

      Graduate Admissions

      Evaluation Policy

      At the State University of New York College at Cortland, we seek a diverse and academically strong student body. Our admission policy and practice will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or marital status.

      Required Materials

      1. Completed online Graduate School Application - Apply Now
      2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended to be forwarded directly to SUNY Cortland Graduate Admissions Office
        Note: candidates for admission must present evidence of bachelor's degree conferral prior to the start of their academic program.
      3. Two letters of recommendation, the first addressing suitability for teaching adolescents and the second addressing mathematical ability, submitted online with application
      4. Proof of an initial certificate or a certificate of qualification for initial certification in adolescence/secondary mathematics education issued by the New York State Education Department within six months of being admitted into the program.

      Admissions Criteria

      1. An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 and above on a 4.0 scale
      2. An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 in mathematics courses
      3. At least three credit hours each in real analysis and abstract algebra

      Deadlines

      Fall semester applications: July 1
      Spring semester applications: Dec. 1
      Summer semester applications: April 1

      Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a space availability basis.
      Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 607-753-4800 to check availability. 

      Program Details for Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12) [AEM] M.S.Ed.