Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12), B.S.

Degree Type
Bachelor of Science

Candidates successfully completing this program of study are recommended by Old Westbury to New York State for initial certification as Adolescence Education (grades 7-12) teachers. The School of Education Mathematics Education coordinator is responsible for advising and approving students as they progress through the School of Education program. Students should also have an advisor from the Mathematics Department. See below for specific requirements.


A. Mathematics Content Requirements

  • MA2310 Calculus & Analytical Geometry I
  • MA2320 Calculus & Analytical Geometry II
  • MA2500 History of Mathematics
  • MA3030 Discrete Mathematics
  • MA3160 Linear Algebra
  • MA3180 Foundations of Secondary School Mathematics
  • MA3210 Probability & Statistics
  • MA3330 Calculus & Analytical Geometry III
  • MA3520 Transition to Advanced Mathematics
  • MA4510 Geometry
  • MA5120 Abstract Algebra I
  • MA5320 Advanced Calculus I

B. Liberal Education Curriculum Courses

C. Education Core Courses

  • ED3742 Middle Childhood & Adolescence
  • ED3820 Foundations of Special Education
  • ED3900 Foundations of Education
  • ED4230 Reading Across the Curriculum
  • ED4231 Reading Practicum
  • ED4082 Methods and Materials of Teaching Math in Secondary School
  • ED5890 Pre-teaching Practicum & Seminar
  • ED5900* Student Teaching & Seminar in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12)

* B or better required

D. Other Requirements

Candidates must earn a grade of C or higher in all required courses for the degree, whether taken at Old Westbury or elsewhere.

E. Second Major in Mathematics

Candidates who desire a second major in mathematics must take: MA4360, CS2510, and one Math elective at 4000 or 5000 level. In addition to MA4510, MA5120, MA5320.