Elementary Math Specialist

 

Program Overview

This graduate program will provide you with a strong foundation in mathematics, pedagogy and leadership to be an effective professional development facilitator, coach, or cluster teacher of mathematics in an public, private, charter or parochial elementary school setting.

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.

Credits: 33

Certification:

For those who hold Initial New York State Teacher Certification in Childhood Education, and seek to fulfill the master’s degree requirement for Professional Certification in New York State: Professional Certification in Childhood Education (for those who are certified in Childhood Education)

For educators who are not certified in New York State, do not wish to obtain certification, but seek a specialized Master’s degree in Elementary Mathematics Education: This program does not lead to certification or licensure.

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

For applicants who hold Initial New York State Teacher Certification

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students with a master’s degree must have an overall GPA of at least 3.3 in their graduate coursework
  • NYS certification in Childhood Education (for those seeking Professional Certification)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report. Certified teachers who hold a graduate degree are exempt from this requirement.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in grades 1-6

For educators who do not hold Initial New York State Teacher Certification

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students with a master’s degree must have an overall GPA of at least 3.3 in their graduate coursework
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report. Certified teachers who hold a graduate degree are exempt from this requirement.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in grades 1-6

To Apply

Applications are accepted each Fall.

To start your application, click here.

When applying to this program under Program of Study, select School of Education – Childhood & Early Childhood Education and Elementary Mathematics Specialist.

Related Programs

If you are not currently certified in Childhood Education, and would like to pursue New York State teacher certification, consider our master’s program in Childhood Education.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

edadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu

Program Leader

Frank Gardella