Important Student Information
The City College offers several programs that prepare graduates to teach mathematics in New York State’s middle and secondary schools. Students majoring in mathematics at the undergraduate level may complete the coursework required to teach mathematics in grades 7-12. Master's degree programs are offered for middle (grades 5-9) and adolescent (grades 7-12) level New York State certification. For those who hold a master's degree in mathematics or a closely related field, an advanced certificate program is offered for secondary level candidates.
Mathematics teacher candidates complete both mathematics and mathematics pedagogy linked courses. They learn to apply a variety of research-based teaching strategies preparing them to meet the diverse learning needs of students in the New York City schools and to help their students meet current New York State learning standards for mathematics.
The appropriate use of technology is encouraged throughout the program. Blackboard, a web-based instructional support system is available for all classes. Students may complete additional coursework in the use of graphing calculators and computer technology -- including Geometer's Sketchpad, Fathom, Excel, and other multimedia teaching tools.