Buffalo State

Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)


Mathematics Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 1701.01)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited

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Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog.  Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

The B.S. in mathematics with adolescent certification is directed to a career goal of teaching. This program includes the course requirements leading to New York State certification to teach mathematics in grades 7–12.

Admission Requirements:

SUNY has a standard admissions requirement of a 3.0 GPA for entry into an educator preparation program at the undergraduate or graduate level or a rank in the top 30th percentile of the high school class for entry into an undergraduate educator preparation program as a first-year student.

For first-year students, four years of college preparatory mathematics is recommended; top 30th percentile or an 85% high school average; submission of ACT or SAT score.

Transfer students with a 3.0 GPA from either their last college or the combined average of all previous colleges, whichever is higher, will be admitted directly into Mathematics Education (BS-NS MTS).

Students who do not meet admissions requirements will be admitted into the Mathematics (BA-NS MAT) major, but will be tagged with the code MATE, Mathematics with an Interest in Education.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

27-30 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Mathematics

45 cr

A. Required Courses (35 cr)

MAT 161

Calculus I (4)

MAT 162

Calculus II (4)

MAT 163

Using Technology to Explore Calculus I (1)

MAT 164

Using Technology to Explore Calculus II (1)

MAT 202

Introduction to Linear Algebra

MAT 263

Calculus III (4)

MAT 264

Using Technology to Explore Calculus III (1)

MAT 270

Discrete Mathematics I

MAT 300

Techniques of Proof

MAT 301

Fundamentals of Abstract Algebra

MAT 322

Modern Geometry

MAT 325

Probability and Statistics

MAT 417

Introduction to Real Analysis I

B. Electives (9 cr)

Select three courses from the following:

MAT 302

Abstract Algebra II

MAT 309

Discrete Mathematics II

MAT 315

Differential Equations

MAT 316

Intermediate Differential Equations

MAT 319

Mathematical Biology

MAT 351

Elementary Theory of Numbers

MAT 366

Computational Tools for Applied Mathematicians II

MAT 370

Applied Networks

MAT 382

Mathematical Statistics

MAT 383

Applied Statistics I

MAT 401

Introduction to Computability

MAT 404

Applications of Linear Algebra

MAT 411

Complex Variables

MAT 418

Introduction to Real Analysis II

MAT 431

Mathematical Logic

MAT 461

Numerical Analysis

MAT 471

Introduction to Topology

MAT 490


MAT 495

Special Project

MAT 499

Independent Study

Total Required Credit Hours in Professional Education

33 cr

SPF 303

Educational Psychology: Middle and Secondary Education

SPF 403

Historical and Philosophical Forces Influencing Secondary Education

EDU 416

Teaching Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools

EDU 417

Adolescent Literacy

EXE 100

Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs*

MED 200

Field Experience in Secondary Education Mathematics

MED 300

Field Experience: Methods in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics

MED 307

Uses of Technology in the Teaching of Mathematics

MED 308

Methods in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics

MED 383

Learning and Teaching Problem Solving

*EXE 100, MED 307, MED 407, and MED 408 fulfill Intellectual Foundations 2014 requirement.

Total Required Credit Hours in Student Teaching

12 cr

MED 407

Student Teaching of Mathematics in Junior High/Middle School (6)

MED 408

Student Teaching of Mathematics in High School (6)

All College Electives

0–3 cr

Total Required Credit Hours

120 cr

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Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Undergraduate Major Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.F.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and English 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and French 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and Italian 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and Mathematics 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 Social Studies and 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and Spanish 7-9, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)


Dietitian Education Program (B.S.)

Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)

Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education and Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

International Relations (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ARA - Arabic

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CEL - Community Engaged Learning

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS - English Language Secondary

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FCS - Family and Consumer Sciences Education

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies