# Mathematics Education Major: Elementary/Middle School Education K-8 Option (B.S.)

http://ceps.unh.edu/mathematics-statistics/mathematics-education-bs

This professional degree program prepares students for teaching mathematics at the elementary, middle/junior high, or secondary level. The program is coordinated with the education department's teacher certification programs. For the elementary option, full certification requires the five-year program. Students may complete the degree requirements for middle/junior high or secondary option with full teacher certification in either four or five years. Students electing the four-year option must plan for one semester of student teaching (EDUC 694 Courses in Supervised Teaching) in their senior year and must consult with the departmental adviser in order to accommodate the scheduling of required MATH courses.

The five-year program requires a year-long teaching internship in the fifth year that can be coupled with other graduate work leading to a master's degree. See Education, College of Liberal Arts.

#### Graduation Requirements

In all courses used to satisfy the requirements for its major programs, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires that a student earn a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

For** teacher licensure **a grade of B- or better is required in all Education courses.

## Elementary/Middle School (K-8) Option

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Required MATH Courses | ||

MATH 425 | Calculus I ^{1} | 4 |

MATH 426 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 445 | Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB | 4 |

or CS 410 | Introduction to Scientific Programming | |

MATH 531 | Mathematical Proof | 4 |

MATH 539 | Introduction to Statistical Analysis | 4 |

MATH 545 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

or MATH 645 | Linear Algebra for Applications | |

MATH 621 | Number Systems for Teachers | 4 |

MATH 622 | Geometry for Teachers | 4 |

MATH 623 | Probability and Statistics for Teachers | 4 |

MATH 625 | Functions and Algebra for Teachers | 4 |

MATH 700 | Introduction to Mathematics Education | 4 |

MATH 708 | Teaching Mathematics in Grades K-8 | 4 |

MATH 760 | Geometry | 4 |

MATH 790 | Historical Foundations of Mathematics | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 4 | |

Senior Seminar ^{2} | ||

Senior Project ^{2} | ||

Senior Thesis ^{2} | ||

Other Required Courses | ||

PHYS 406 | Introduction to Modern Astronomy (satisfies the PS and Lab requirement for the Discovery Program) | 4 |

EDUC 500 | Exploring Teaching | 4 |

EDUC 700 | Educational Structure and Change | 4 |

EDUC 701 | Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology | 4 |

EDUC 705 | Contemporary Educational Perspectives | 4 |

Total Credits | 80 |

^{1} | This course satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for the Discovery Program. |

^{2} | This course satisfies the capstone experience requirement for the Discovery Program. |

Note: EDUC 703F Teaching Elementary School Science, EDUC 703M Teaching Elementary Social Studies, EDUC 706 Introduction to Reading in the Elementary School, and EDUC 751A Educating Exceptional Learners: Elementary are requirements for certification and may be taken as an undergraduate.

EDUC 751A Educating Exceptional Learners: Elementary or EDUC 751B Educating Exceptional Learners: Secondary are required for middle school certification (grades 5 - 8 only) and may be taken as an undergraduate.

## Secondary School Option

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Required MATH Courses | ||

MATH 425 | Calculus I ^{1} | 4 |

MATH 426 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 445 | Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB | 4 |

or CS 410 | Introduction to Scientific Programming | |

MATH 527 | Differential Equations with Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH 528 | Multidimensional Calculus | 4 |

MATH 531 | Mathematical Proof | 4 |

MATH 539 | Introduction to Statistical Analysis | 4 |

MATH 545 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

or MATH 645 | Linear Algebra for Applications | |

MATH 624 | Analysis of Secondary School Mathematics | 4 |

MATH 700 | Introduction to Mathematics Education | 4 |

MATH 709 | Teaching of Mathematics, 7-12 | 4 |

MATH 761 | Abstract Algebra | 4 |

MATH 790 | Historical Foundations of Mathematics | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 4 | |

Senior Seminar ^{2} | ||

Senior Project ^{2} | ||

Senior Thesis ^{2} | ||

Other Required Courses | ||

EDUC 500 | Exploring Teaching | 4 |

EDUC 700 | Educational Structure and Change | 4 |

EDUC 701 | Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology | 4 |

EDUC 705 | Contemporary Educational Perspectives | 4 |

Total Credits | 72 |

^{1} | This course satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for the Discovery Program. |

^{2} | This course satisfies the capstone experience requirement for the Discovery Program. |

Note: EDUC 751B Educating Exceptional Learners: Secondary is a requirement for certification and may be taken as an undergraduate.