Program Overview

Education Coordinator Jason Huang, (845) 257-2818, huangj18@newpaltz.edu
Program Coordinator David Hobby, (845) 257-3563, hobbyd@newpaltz.edu
Program ID 107C
Credits 120-123 UG + 30 GR
Program Length The MAT can be completed in one additional year of study if enrolled full-time, but students must complete the degree within 5 years.
Modality In-person
Full-time/Part-time Full-time or Part-time
Transfer Credits 6
Capstone Practicum
License/Certification NYSED Initial/Professional Adolescent Education: Mathematics

Program Description

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 Ph.D.

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.

Apply to a SUNY New Paltz graduate programAdmission Requirements

  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 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: 

  • Click this link to access our new application system.
  • Create an account (if you are new to this system) and follow the steps to apply for the fall term.
  • 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

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

Check Your Application Status

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
PHY201 General Physics 1 3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory 1
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (or Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)) 3
 Credits14
Spring
MAT362 Linear Algebra 3
MAT331 Axiomatic Geometry 3
PHY202 General Physics 2 3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab 1
EDS372 Developing Adolescence (or Gen Ed: Social Science (SSCI)) 3
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 Adolescence Education Seminar 1
SED525 Digital Literacies and Learning in Secondary Education 1
SPE565 Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms 3
 Credits14
Spring
SED493 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 Adolescence Education 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 3
EDS730 Adolescent Development 3 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
EDS537 Issues in Multicultural Education
EDS541 Humanistic/Multicultural Approaches to Education and Human Services
EDS548 Multcultural Approaches to Helping
EDS581 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
1

Includes 35 hours of fieldwork.

2

Includes 30 hours of fieldwork.

3

Students who completed EDS340 and/or EDS372 may substitute graduate education courses, by advisement

Academic Standing Requirements for Bachelor's/Master's Students

A cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 in graduate-level courses taken in the undergraduate portion of a 4+1 program precludes the student’s good standing.  Students with GPA of 2.75 to 2.99 strongly advised to reconsider continuing into GR program.  Students below 2.75 may not continue and will be de-matriculated from GR program.