Combined Degree Program

Mathematics (BA) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Mathematics Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12

This program combines the undergraduate program in mathematics (BA) and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. The combined program includes the entire current Binghamton University mathematics BA and the current New York State Education Department-approved MAT program In Mathematics Adolescence Education. The combined program saves students one semester of time relative to the separate, sequentially taken BA and MAT degrees. The number of mathematics courses in the combined program is the same as for the BA and MAT done separately.

The combined program provides an opportunity for a limited number of outstanding liberal arts students to graduate in five years with a mathematics BA and an MAT degree. To be eligible for the program, a student must have entered Binghamton University at the beginning of the freshman year and completed the ensuing five semesters at  Binghamton University with a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or better in mathematics and overall. (Transfer students are not eligible for the combined program, but may apply to the MAT program.)  

Interested students are advised to meet with the MAT Mathematics Education Coordinator in the Graduate School of Education and with their advisor in the Mathematical Sciences Department of Harpur College at the beginning of their sophomore year to ensure that all requirements are met in a timely manner and to confirm eligibility for the combined degree option. Students fill out an intent form and submit materials informally and directly to the Graduate School of Education Combined Degree Advisor by December 15 of their junior year.

If students are granted permission to continue as a MAT student in the 5th year, a formal application is then submitted online to the Graduate School (the same as for the MAT program), at http://www2.binghamton.edu/grad-school/prospective-students/how-to-apply/index.html . As with the MAT program, letters of recommendation should preferably be from mathematics professors familiar with the applicant's work, or from the supervisor of an extended position held by the applicant in the field of education. GRE scores should be sent to the graduate school by January 15.

Combined Mathematics BA/MAT Program

128 credits BA and 42 credits MAT

The following is a sample course sequence for the combined program. Students who are interested in the combined program are advised to meet with the MAT Mathematics Coordinator in the Graduate School of Education and the MAT Mathematics Advisor in the Mathematical Sciences Department at the beginning of their sophomore year to ensure that all requirements are met in a timely manner and to learn about applying for the MAT component of the program.

Sample Course Sequence Table.
SEMESTER COURSE CREDITS
S1 MATH 221 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
     
S2 MATH 222 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
     
S3 MATH 304 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
  MATH 330 4
     
S4 MATH 323 4
  Undergraduate Elective 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
     
S5 MATH >330 3XX or 4XX (1st of a pair) 4
  MATH >330 3XX or 4XX 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
     
S6 MATH >330 3XX or 4XX (2nd of a pair) 4
  MATH >330 3XX or 4XX 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
     
S7 MATH >330 3XX or 4XX 4
  *MATH 5XX 4
  Gen Ed/Harpur Requirement 4
  *LTRC 519 4
     
S8 *MATH 5XX 4
  *SEC 502 2
  *SEC 593C 4
  Undergraduate Elective 4
     
S9 SEC 594C 4
  SEC 590/SEC591(Internship- Student Teaching) 8
     
S10 SEC 500 4
  MATH 5XX 4
  SPED 500 4
   Total = 150 credits  
  NOTE:

The starred courses are counted in the undergraduate degree requirements and GPA, but as 500-level courses they are graduate courses and also satisfy the requirements for the MAT degree. 

NOTE: For more information about the combined degree program in Mathematics contact Dr. Jean Schmittau at jschmitt@binghamton.edu or 777-4209. Additional Information is also available at:http://www2.binghamton.edu/grad-school/combined-degree-program/index.html

Last Updated: 3/20/14