The Mathematics Education Program at Syracuse University is a joint program in the Department of Mathematics and in the School of Education's Teaching and Leadership program. Mathematics Education at Syracuse University is committed to the integration of theory and practice through university-school partnerships and extensive field-based experiences for all students.
The undergraduate program in Mathematics Education is offered dually by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. The Mathematics Education major cannot be completed without this dual enrollment. In addition, students formally declare a Mathematics major (sometime after completion of MAT 295, 296, 397 with no grade below a C, and enrollment in MAT 275 or 331) which would also be listed as a program of study on their record. Students earn one diploma granted by both colleges.
Mathematics Education students are advised by Dr. Joanna Masingila . The Arts and Sciences Records Office, 329 Hall of Languages, also assists students, and participates in the monitoring of progress toward meeting general degree requirements. Mathematics Education freshmen (or transfers, when new) should meet with Marie Sarno (Program Specialist, Teaching and Leadership Programs - call 315-443-2685 for appointment) to complete a plan of their upcoming semesters. During this time, students will be assigned to particular semesters for professional courses.
Because many of the credits in this program are specified, and mathematics courses are typically not available at study abroad programs, semester study abroad typically would result in more intense study of mathematics in other semesters, summer mathematics courses, and/or an additional semester. Because of the professional education sequence, study abroad is not possible in the last fall semester, or the spring immediately preceding it. Students who are thinking of studying abroad must discuss this at the time of entry into the program, so that careful planning may take place. Those who want to study abroad are also encouraged to investigate summer abroad options.
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