Mathematics and Adolescent Education (BA,BS/MST)

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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 Adolescent 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 Adolescent 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.

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Debora Diaz

I wanted to attend a university that was going to set me up for success post-graduation. With such an outstanding dual-degree program, I am going to start my dream career as soon as I graduate.

-Debora Diaz ’26, Education Club vice president.
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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

National Science Foundation Noyce INSTRUCT Program

Iona’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce INSTRUCT Program offers scholarships to rising juniors and rising seniors (incoming transfer students or current Iona students) who are in the accelerated 4+1 BS/MST or BA/MST programs for future mathematics, biology, or chemistry teachers.

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Undergraduate & Graduate Education Programs

Math Educators Meet at Iona University, Share Best Practices to Advance Higher Education

Ben Gaines, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Iona’s Mathematics & Physics Department, helped organize the event.

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Program Highlights

Graduate Classroom-Ready

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.

Noyce INSTRUCT Program Scholarship

Students in Iona’s Noyce INSTRUCT program receive scholarship funding for the final two years of their undergraduate study and one year of graduate study.

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AAQEP Accreditation

Iona University 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.

Application Requirements

Current Iona students with sophomore standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher may apply for dual degree programs here.

Prospective students interested in pursuing a dual degree program are encouraged to apply for admission via Common App or contact Iona’s Admissions team to learn more.

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