We’ve developed this program in response to popular demand from students and parents who have called for a pathway to fulfilling jobs in education and mathematics, and to school districts who report an increasing number of full-time job openings in STEM disciplines. Graduation from the Five-Year Master Plan empowers students with options to choose the career they find most fulfilling, whether that means becoming a math teacher, working as a mathematician, or pursuing a PhD.

How does it work?

ENROLL in the Five-Year Master Plan and begin taking foundational mathematics courses as a first-year student.

MAINTAIN a 3.0 GPA as you take embedded education courses and pursue your Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Mathematics.

QUALIFY for early admission to the graduate program during your junior year.

EARN your BS degree in four years, while taking education courses to prepare for your accelerated graduate program.

COMPLETE the MAT program, including all student teaching requirements in just one year

Undergraduate Major Declaration

To participate in the BS/MAT program in Mathematics, interested undergraduates should:

  1. Meet with your Advisor to review the BS/MAT program requirements.
  2. Submit a Declaration of Major/Change of Major form indicating the BS/MAT program in Mathematics (major 512M) to the office of Records and Registration (Wooster Hall, rm. 115).
  3. Meet with Professor Huang to begin selecting courses. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 and take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general exam in the spring of your sophomore year to fulfill admission requirements for the graduate program.

Early Admission to Graduate Program

During their junior year, students finalize their early admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching program: 

  • Log into my.newpaltz.edu and select “Apply Now!” under the “Graduate Studies” section.
  • Select the fall term when you would like to begin your graduate coursework and major code (107C).
    NOTE: this program only admits for the fall term.
  • Select “BS Mathematics/MAT Adolescence Ed: Mathematics Program” as the intended curriculum.

Upload Checklist Items

To expedite a faculty review of a graduate application, students may upload the following items:

  • Admission Essay
  • Student copies of transcripts* from every college/university attended
  • Student copies of GRE scores*

* Full admission REQUIRES the submission of official transcripts and test scores. 

Check Your Application Status

  • Check your application status via my.newpaltz.edu by selecting “View Application” under the “Graduate Studies” section.

BS in Mathematics (major 512M)

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
ENG170 Writing and Rhetoric 4
MAT251 Calculus I 4
Gen Ed: Foreign Language (FL) 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (AR) 3
Gen Ed: World Civilization (OW) 3
 Credits17
Spring
MAT252 Calculus II 4
MAT260 Introduction to Proof 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (H) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Lang (FL) 3-4
 Credits13-14
Year 2
Fall
MAT353 Calculus III 4
MAT359 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
PHY201 General Physics 1 3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory 1
 Credits14
Spring
MAT362 Linear Algebra 3
MAT331 Axiomatic Geometry 3
EDS372 Developing Adolescence 3
PHY202 General Physics 2 3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab 1
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WC) 3
 Credits16
Year 3
Fall
MAT304 Foundations of Algebra 3
MAT381 Probability and Statistics I 3
Math Elective (300-400 level) 3
Upper-division elective 3
Select FIRST course of a pairing below: 3-4
CPS210 Computer Science I (4 cr) and CPS310 Computer Science II (4 cr)  
BIO201 General Biology I (3 cr) + BIO211 General Biology I Lab (1 cr) and BIO202 General Biology II (3 cr) + BIO212 General Biology II Lab (1 cr)  
GLG201 Physical Geology (3 cr) + GLG211 Physical Geology Lab (1 cr) and GLG202 Historical Geology (4 cr)  
CHE201 General Chemistry I (3 cr) + CHE212 General Chemistry I Lab (1 cr) and CHE202 General Chemistry II (3 cr) + CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab (1 cr)  
ECO206 Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr) and ECO207 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr)  
 Credits15-16
Spring
MAT303 Foundations of Analysis 3
MAT441 Abstract Algebra I 3
EDS383 Introduction to Literacy for Diverse Learners 3
Upper-division elective 3
Select SECOND course of the pairings below: 3-4
CPS210 Computer Science I (4 cr) and CPS310 Computer Science II (4 cr)  
BIO201 General Biology I (3cr) + BIO211 General Biology I Lab (1cr) and BIO202 General Biology II (3 cr) + BIO212 General Biology II Lab (1 cr)  
GLG201 Physical Geology (3 cr) + GLG211 Physical Geology Lab (1 cr) and GLG202 Historical Geology (4 cr)  
CHE201 General Chemistry I (3 cr) + CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab (1cr) and CHE202 General Chemistry II (3 cr) + CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab (1 cr)  
ECO206 Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr) and ECO207 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr)  
 Credits15-16
Year 4
Fall
MAT431 Real Analysis I 3
Math Elective (300-400 level) 3
Graduate Math elective (500-700 level) 3
SED540 Graduate Foundations of Secondary Education Seminar 1
SED525 Digital Literacies and Learning in Secondary Education 1
SPE565 Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms 3
 Credits14
Spring
SED 493 Integrating English Language Learners in the School & Classroom 3
Upper-division electives 6
Graduate Math elective (500-700 level) 3
SED703 Curriculum: Designs for Literacy, Learning, and Assessment in Secondary Schools 3
SED551 Field Experience I 1 1
 Credits16
 Total Credits120-123

 MAT in Adolescence Ed: Mathematics (major 107C)

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 5
FallCredits
EDS539 Social Foundations of Education 3
EDS730 Adolescent Development 3
SED545 Mathematics in the Secondary School 3
SED552 Field Experience II 1 1
Graduate Math Elective (500-700 level) 3
Select a Diversity Course from the options below: 3
EDS 537 Issues in Multicultural Education  
EDS 541 Humanistic/Multicultural Approaches to Education and Human Services  
EDS 548 Multcultural Approaches to Helping  
EDS 581 Issues of Racism and Sexism in Education  
 Credits16
Spring
SED604 Practicum in Secondary Ed 7-9 6
SED605 Practicum in Secondary Ed 10-12 6
SED606 Practicum Seminar 1
SED553 Field Experience III 2 1
 Credits14
 Total Credits30