Adolescence Mathematics (Transitional B), M.S.T.

30 credits

NYSED 30607/30608

This clinically rich master’s degree program prepares candidates to teach mathematics as a content-area subject in grades 7 through 12.

The Transitional B program is an alternative teacher certification program. The New York State Transitional B Certificate permits eligible candidates to be employed as a classroom teacher in a New York state public school while completing a master's degree. Upon successful completion of this Transitional B program, graduates of the program qualify and are endorsed for New York state certification in Mathematics 7–12.

In addition to the general requirement for graduate study and for initial teacher education programs, candidates for the adolescence mathematics program must have an undergraduate major in mathematics or its equivalent with a minimum of 30 credits in specific mathematics content areas.

Otherwise qualified candidates who lack coursework in a specified area may be admitted conditionally, but must make up the content deficit prior to completion of the program. Attendance at an Adolescence M.S.T. information session is recommended.

Program of Study

Course Title Credits
UEGE 5102Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education3
CTGE 5420Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners: Pre K-123
CTGE 5287Clinical Seminar in Adolescence Mathematics3
CTGE 5547Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum3
CTGE 5401Human Development and Learning3
or PSGE 5302 Psychology of Adolescent Development and Learning
CTGE 5286Teaching and Assessing Mathematics in Adolescent Classrooms3
CTGE 5165Consultation and Co-Teaching in Collaborative Classrooms3
CTGE 6261Media Literacy Technology3
CTGE 5155Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, Future3
CTGE 5402Teaching and Learning with Diverse Adolescents: Assessment and Planning3
CTGE 0709Adolescence Education Portfolio0
CTGE 5200Field Experience Seminar: Issues in Reflective Practice (taken twice)0
Total Credits30

Required Workshops

The workshops listed below are required of all Initial Teaching (M.S.T.) programs as well as certain other programs related to NY state licensure.

Course Title Credits
EDGE 0230Schools Against Violence Education Workshop0
EDGE 0210Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop0
EDGE 0260Dignity for All Students Training0
EDGE 0220Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Training0