Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12), M.S.

Admissions Requirements for the Mathematics Education M.S.

  • Bachelor’s degree and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • An mathematics major or a 33-credit major equivalent determined via transcript review.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study.
  • Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller Analogy Test (MAT), or other acceptable, nationally normed admissions examination.
  • A personal essay describing the candidate’s beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics.
  • 3 Letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member.
  • Prior experiences working with youth.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Interview encouraged.
  • Applicants with or without existing New York State teacher certification may apply; however, students must have NO existing Mathematics certification.

Financial Support

    • New for 2019: Scholarships of up to $32,000 in value are available for a limited number of new students in our Science Education and Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12) master’s degrees. These scholarships are merit-based awards, subject to ongoing review of a student’s academic and professional performance. Students who receive this scholarship are expected to maintain at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), with “B” or better grades in all education coursework, and to closely adhere to all professional expectations outlined in the School of Education’s Dispositions for Professional Educators guide. To be considered for one of these scholarships, please submit your complete graduate school application by March 15, 2019.
    • High Needs Area Scholarship
    • TEACH Grant
    • School of Education Endowed Scholarships, including the Dean Joanna O. Masingila Scholarship.


Admission for fall semester starts are considered on a rolling basis. However, the suggested deadline is January 15 of the same year. Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date.