The B.A./B.S. program in Mathematics Education prepares graduates to foster a love of mathematics in their students, through engaging curriculum design, and instruction that adapts to the needs of all learners.
Students get a double major from both the School of Education’s Department of Teaching and Leadership and the College of Arts & Sciences, providing deep exploration into mathematics theory and practice, content instruction, culturally relevant pedagogy, integration of media and technology in the classroom, and standards-based assessments. This program meets the academic requirements for New York State initial teacher certification in Mathematics (Grades 7-12), with the option of either a B.S. or a B.A. degree.
Because you will be a student in two different schools within Syracuse University, you will receive advising support, career services, and one-on-one mentoring from both the School of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences. You’ll work closely with our faculty of nationally recognized scholars, mathematics experts, and researchers in as you develop your professional identity and portfolio.
Graduates of this program have a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge, cutting-edge mathematics practices, and instructional best practices. Our graduates are in K-12 school, community, and other settings including:
There are two options for this program: a B.S. (bachelor of science) or B.A. (bachelor of arts) degree. The B.A. option is most common for math education students; the B.S. degree includes additional mathematics and lab science coursework.
As a student in the Mathematics Education program, you will combine studies in the secondary mathematics curriculum, education methods, classroom practicums, and academic requirements from the liberal arts core. You will choose courses to make up a major in Mathematics and liberal arts courses in collaboration with your advisors, allowing you to tailor them to your personal and professional interests. Mathematics content includes geometry, probability and statistics, linear and abstract algebra, statistical methods, and computer science math. Sample courses in your program may include:
Your first semester will include liberal arts electives, writing, and a calculus course. More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog for the B.S. program and the B.A. program.