Adolescent Mathematics Professional Certificate


Program Overview

This master’s degree program is designed for teachers who have NYS initial certification in Mathematics 7-12, or teachers who hold professional or permanent certification seeking to further their knowledge/skills, and gain additional graduate credits. You will take advanced coursework in methods of teaching mathematics to further enhance your skills as a teacher of math.

Coursework & Fieldwork: Courses are offered in the afternoon and evening. Some courses may be available in an online or hybrid format. Select courses have required hours of classroom experience (fieldwork) in a New York City public school. Students also participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching and/or practicum requires five full days per week for at least one semester.

Credits: 30

Certification: Professional Certification in Adolescent Mathematics Education Grades 7-12

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

  • New York State Certification in Mathematics, Grades 7-12
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Students must have at least 24 undergraduate credits in mathematics with a B average, including courses in Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Students with a master’s degree in mathematics or mathematics education must have a GPA of at least 3.0 in their graduate courses, with a B average in mathematics courses
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report

To Apply

To start your application, click here.

When applying to this program, under Program of Study, select School of Education – Adolescent Education and Math Professional Certification (Grades 7-12).

Application Deadlines

Fall Start: March 15

Spring Start: October 15

Visit How to Apply for information about deadline extensions.

CUNY Sponsored Application Fee

Applicants applying for Fall 21 matriculation to this program are eligible for an application fee waiver. When submitting the online graduate degree application, please select ‘Pay by Check’ but do not submit a payment. Contact for more information.

Related Programs

If you hold a master’s degree in Mathematics, you may be eligible for our Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate program in Adolescent Mathematics.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

Program Leader

Frank Gardella

Math Department Advisor

Scott Gentile