Mathematics and Adolescence Education (BA,BS/MST)
Want to Be a High School Math Teacher?
When young people say they don’t like math, it’s often because of the way they’ve been taught. You can have a significant impact on attitudes about math and on young students' lives with this dual degree program.
Mathematics teachers are in very high demand, and in just five years you can be sharing your enthusiasm for numbers and problem-solving in a classroom of your own!
Why Study Mathematics and Adolescence Education at Iona?
In just five years — instead of the six it would typically take — you’ll earn a BA or BS in Mathematics, an MST in Adolescence Education, as well as your New York State Initial teaching certification.
You will learn from faculty who are mathematicians and educators and will share experience bringing innovative approaches to math and teaching. They will become your mentors, field placement supervisors, career advisers and advocates as they help you move successfully from our campus to your own classroom!
Our MST program boasts a highly successful EDTPA (NYS videotaped teacher portfolio exam) pass rate – proof of the high-quality teacher preparation you will receive!
What You'll Learn
In the BA/BS Mathematics program, you will gain a solid foundation in mathematical methods and techniques in a math curriculum that emphasizes three major areas: algebra, analysis and applied mathematics.
Our MST program will provide you with a crucial understanding of how students learn, and will develop your skills in sharing your mathematical knowledge with students in grades 7-12.
During your MST coursework in the final year of the program, you’ll gain real experience through a student teaching placement. You’ll also earn your New York State Initial teaching certification so you’re ready to lead your own classroom immediately.
Our faculty and base of 50,000+ successful alumni have developed strong partnerships with area schools, which allows us to place you in a variety of field placement and student-teaching experiences!
Iona College is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Our programs are working toward accreditation under the AAQEP standards.
Careers & Outcomes
Our BS/MST degree is designed to launch you right into a career in secondary education. Mathematics teachers are in very high demand and with an Iona degree you will be well-prepared to fill that need. You will use your your passion and enthusiasm for mathematics to teach young minds to love numbers, solve problems, think critically and more!
Our graduates have found placements with:
- New York City Department of Education
- Academy of the Holy Angels
- Ursuline School
- Mount Vernon STEAM Academy
- Port Chester Public Schools
Students with sophomore standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher may apply for dual degree programs.