Adolescent Mathematics Education
A blended program for those with a passion for mathematics who want to teach in general education settings, grades 7-12.
The Adolescent Mathematics Education program is for student teachers and working teachers who want to create classrooms in which students are expected to gain a conceptual understanding of mathematics. As a student in this program, you will experience a collaborative and supportive community of learners. The program requires two on campus summer residencies and online learning during the intervening years. You will be prepared to teach in public, charter, or independent schools.
This program culminates in a Master of Science and requires 39 credits.
The integration of coursework and field experiences is central to a Bank Street education. Supported by your advisor, you will engage in guided field assignments in your classroom that are essential to your professional growth and development. During the year, you will participate in a two-hour monthly online meeting with your advisor and a small group of classmates. During these sessions, you will have an opportunity to engage in ongoing, in-depth conversations about teaching and learning.
New York State requires all graduate students in this program to have supervised fieldwork experiences teaching mathematics in grades 7-9 and in grades 10-12, as well as in an under-resourced public or charter school/program. Student teachers fulfill these experiences through their placements in the fall and spring. Working teachers and assistants must enroll in an additional fieldwork placement, where they will be placed by Bank Street in the appropriate setting to fulfill their degree requirements.
Upon graduation, you will be eligible for New York State certification in Adolescent Education: Mathematics, grades 7-12, provided you complete all other State certification requirements.
Holland Hamilton, ’19, shares a candid look at how her experience at the Graduate School sent her into the world of teaching with the ability to adapt and be flexible.