Mathematics Education

We aim to help students see the world through mathematical eyes. Students who can see numerical and spatial patterns and relationships in our complex world can out compete others for jobs. More importantly, they are better positioned to help solve major problems, such as global warming and energy crises.

Degree and Certification Options

Degrees Offered:
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Education Minor (for undergraduate students)
Certificate of Advanced Study
EdM
PhD

Teacher Certification Options:
Initial Certification
Initial Certification/Professional Certification (combined)
Professional Certification (either in an on-campus or online program)

Why study mathematics education at UB?

  • Quality – Respected leaders in mathematics learning and teaching
  • Affordability – Low cost, 50% less than comparable universities
  • Flexibility – Online and on-campus (day and night) courses
  • Technology – Use of the latest digital resources and tools

Programs in mathematics education offer opportunities to study how students learn mathematics through instruction focused on problem solving, understanding, reasoning, and mathematical communication. Both master and doctoral programs emphasize the use of technology in mathematics teaching and learning, the assessment of students' understanding and performance, and psychological and social aspects of mathematics learning and teaching.

More Info, Programs, Faculty, and Projects

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General Information on LAI Doctoral Programs
UB Math Education Facebook Page
Mathematics Education Brochure
Related Programs:
Gifted Math Program
Math Emphasis in Childhood or Early Childhood/Childhood
Graduate Programs in the Department of Mathematics
Faculty:
Math Education Faculty
Math Education Projects:
GeoCons - Geometric Constructions


Degree and Certification Options

Education Minor

If you're an UB undergraduate, consider the Education Minor, which gives you a headstart in time and money to study at UB for teacher certification in mathematics; see the Math Education Minor document.
To apply or to get more information, visit the Education Minor webpage.

Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics Education

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  • Enter with a BA/BS in Math (or the equivalent)
  • Take educational courses
  • Observe secondary students at their schools
  • Teach as an apprentice while guided by a master teacher

For those who do not hold a valid NYS Initial Teacher Certificate in Mathematics (grades 7-12) and are seeking certification in this area of teaching, please see the Certificate of Advanced Study (Initial Certification) information sheet

PRIMARY CONTACT: Dr. Deborah Moore-Russo

Master's Program in Mathematics Education

  • Be an exceptional teacher
  • Grasp how students learn
  • Motivate students
  • Learn innovative teaching methods
  • Use latest educational technologies

Ed.M. (Initial/Professional Certification)
For those who do not hold a valid NYS Initial Teacher Certificate in Mathematics (grades 7-12) and are seeking the Master of Education as well as a recommendation for the Initial Teacher Certificate in Mathematics (grades 7-12 with grades 5-6 extension). Completion of this master's degree also leads to a recommendation for the Professional Teacher Certificate in Mathematics (grades 7-12 with grades 5-6 extension); however, for the Professional Teacher Certificate to be issued, a certificate applicant must already hold a valid Initial Teacher Certificate and meet all requirements of the New York State Education Department, including three years of teaching experience, which includes a mentored experience during the first or second year of teaching.

Ed.M. (Professional Certification)
For those who hold a valid NYS Initial Teacher Certificate in Mathematics (grades 7-12) and are seeking the Master of Education as well as a recommendation for the Professional Teacher Certificate in Mathematics (grades 7-12 with or without grades 5-6 extension). Note that the Ed.M. can be taken on-campus or completely online.

For additional information, visit the Teacher Education Institute's webpage.

PRIMARY CONTACT: Dr. Deborah Moore-Russo

Doctoral Program in Mathematics Education

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  • Finish in 4 years
  • Transfer in Masters’ credits
  • Study and work with world-class professors
  • Collaborate with educators, engineers, mathematicians, scientists and psychologists
  • Engage in research studying: Spatial literacy, Conceptual development, Classroom conversations, Technology use, Social semiotics, Gestures, Embodiment, Multimodality and more

For more information regarding doctoral programs in the Department of Learning and Instruction, visit the LAI Doctoral Programs site. Note that Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning offers a Math Ed option and is available as either an on-campus or online program.

PRIMARY CONTACT: Dr. Deborah Moore-Russo


More Information, Programs, Faculty, and Projects

UB Math Education Facebook Page

UB Math Ed Facebook logo.jpgFollow our students and alumni on our UB Math Ed Facebook page and access recent photos of faculty, students, and alumni; news on publications from members UB Math Ed community, and UB's upcoming face-to-face and online Math Education course offerings.

Gifted Math Program

gmp.jpgAffiliated with the mathematics education program is UB's Gifted Math Program brings talented students in grades 7-12 from local schools to UB for a full six-year school-college mathematics program. GMP annually enrolls over 250 students of outstanding mathematics ability from 7th to 12th seventh through twelfth grades in Western New York. GMP delivers a curriculum that challenges exceptional mathematics students.

Math Emphasis in Childhood or Early Childhood/Childhood

08519021.jpgStudents in programs in early childhood or childhood education may choose an emphasis area in mathematics via the Early Childhood/Childhood Education Ed.M. (Professional Certification) or Childhood Education Ed.M. (Professional Certification) programs. These programs do not lead to NYS Teacher Certification in Mathematics Education.
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Graduate Programs in the Department of Mathematics

To see programs in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, please visit: Mathematics Graduate Programs

Mathematics Education Faculty

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Mathematics Education Projects and Programs

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GeoCons are a collection of resources, including short video clips and dynamic geometry files, related to traditional compass and straightedge geometry constructions.

GMPlogo.jpgGifted Math Program
Since 1979, the Gifted Math Program (GMP) has provided quality mathematics instruction and college credit to 7th through 12th grade students of outstanding mathematics ability across Western New York.