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Mathematics BA/Mathematics Adolescence Education EdM - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 17.01 MATHEMATICS- GENERAL, CIP: 27.0101 Mathematics, General)

Completing the Mathematics BA/Mathematics Adolescence Education EdM Program

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students who intend to major in mathematics are urged to consult the director of undergraduate studies before or very early in their first semester at the University at Buffalo to determine equivalency of transferred mathematics courses. Transfer students are required to complete at least four upper-division courses in the Department of Mathematics at the University at Buffalo.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Required Courses

Prerequisite and Required Undergraduate Courses:
CEP 400 Educational Psychology
CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors I
CSE 191 Discrete Structures
ELP 405 Sociology of Education
LAI 350 Introduction to Education
LAI 414 Adolescent Writing Across the Curriculum
LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Regular Education Classroom
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics
MTH 335 Elements of Geometry
MTH 337 Introduction to Scientific and Mathematical Computing or CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science II
MTH 411 Probability Theory
MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
6 Credits of MTH 300/400-level Electives

NYS Education Department requires students in teacher preparation programs meet the following requirements. Students are encouraged to meet these requirements via the Pathways UB Curriculum requirements.

  • One three-credit course in a foreign language (UB Area Languages)
  • One three-credit course in arts/artistic expression (UB Area Arts)
  • One three-credit course in Historical and Social Sciences (UB Area Social Science or Civilization and History)
  • One three-credit course in Humanities (UB Area Humanities)

In addition, NYS requires a course in Scientific Processes. SLI will cover this requirement, with the exception of Nutrition.

Required Graduate Courses in Math:
MTH 512 Introduction to Statistical Inference
MTH 520 Advanced Linear Algebra
MTH 531 Introduction to Real Variables I
MTH 543 Fundamentals in Applied Math or MTH 548 Data-Oriented Computing for Mathematics

Required Graduate Courses in Education:
LAI 552 Middle Childhood/Adolescent Literacy Methods
LAI 595 Supervised Teaching II
LAI 618 Methods of Teaching Math
LAI 667 Field Experience
LAI 668 Supervised Teaching I
LAI 674 Seminar in Teaching
LAI 698 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Schools
LAI 700 Capstone
6 credits of LAI XXX (Math Education) Electives

Math Education Electives

  • LAI 527 Teaching Mathematics: Early Childhood
  • LAI 540 Improving Instruction in Elementary Math
  • LAI 541 Mathematics Instruction Seminar
  • LAI 542 Enrichment Topics, Elem & Middle School Math
  • LAI 543 Implications of the History of Mathematics
  • LAI 544 Teaching of AP Calculus 
  • LAI 545 Problem Solving & Posing in Mathematics
  • LAI 546 Teaching & Learning of Algebra
  • LAI 547 Assessment of Math Performance & Understanding
  • LAI 553 Technology in Secondary School Math Education

Departmental Honors Requirements

The honors program in mathematics requires completion of all requirements for a BA degree in Mathematics. In addition, Students must maintain a minimum GPA to graduate with distinction, and write an honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Mathematics BA/Adolescence Education EdM degrees
Undergraduate Credits Required100
Graduate Credits Required52
Total Credits Required for Degree152

* Students in accelerated programs are exempt from 120 credit minimum for a Bachelor’s degree.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:05:58