Mathematics and Sciences for Secondary Education (A.S.)

The Secondary Education Program offers students a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as educational foundations and subject concentration courses. The Secondary Education Program offers students the choice of a major focusing in four teaching subject areas:

The courses in all four secondary education majors provide beginning preparation for later studies at a senior college, with the ultimate goal of obtaining initial New York State certification for secondary school teachers (in the specific subject concentration of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

Students in the Secondary Education Program will need to continue their academic work at a senior college after completing their degree at BMCC and to obtain a BA degree, along with other state requirements, to become a certified teacher.


Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow from 2016 to 2026,especially in STEM field

Transfer Options

Our Secondary Education Program has an articulation agreement with Lehman College within CUNY.  Upon completion of the program requirements in either SEM, SEB, SEC or the SEP major, an Associate of Science (A.S.) in Secondary Education degree is awarded.

Note for Non-Majors and Liberal Arts Majors:

All secondary education foundations courses may be taken as electives by students who wish to continue in teacher education at a four-year college but who are not enrolled in any of the BMCC secondary education degree majors. In addition, for Liberal Arts Majors, secondary education foundations courses can be taken to fulfill the Liberal Arts career credit requirements.

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Teacher Education Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room S-616
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1274

Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m