Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

College of Community and Public Affairs

Education - Adolescence - Mathematics


PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This adolescence education program is for students who have an undergraduate degree in mathematics and seek certification to teach that subject in grades 7-12. Students who complete the degree are eligible for initial certification (see Teacher Certification for more information). Applicants must have the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in mathematics. The applicant's undergraduate work must be acceptable to the Mathematical Sciences Department in Harpur College, as well as to the Graduate School of Education. Students without appropriate undergraduate preparation in mathematics are required to take additional courses in mathematics, in consultation with the MAT coordinator, to be eligible to apply to this program. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in mathematics and overall. In addition, applicants should have a distribution of undergraduate coursework in the arts and sciences, which must include one semester of college-level study or three years of high school in a language other than English. It is recommended that applicants have a pre-admission interview with a graduate adviser in the MAT program in the Graduate School of Education. Letters of recommendation should be from mathematics professors familiar with the applicant’s work. (In the special case of an applicant having held an extended position in the field of education, one letter may be from the applicant’s supervisor in the position.) If all prerequisite undergraduate requirements have been met, the MAT degree requires three semesters of full-time study (or the equivalent of part-time study). Students may begin their degree programs in either the fall or spring semester, but will be admitted for the spring semester only if space permits. Matriculated students are expected to successfully complete LTRC 519, SEC 500, SEC 593, and 100 clock hours of fieldwork before being admitted to the final fall (student teaching) semester. Please read about the Fieldwork Requirements. Because the Master of Arts in Teaching course of study is a unique graduate program that results in a professional credential, we expect our students to conduct themselves professionally at all times in both university and school classrooms.


Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Graduate School of Education Teacher Education Program is also accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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