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

Required MATH Courses
MATH 425Calculus I 14
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
or CS 410 Introduction to Scientific Programming
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4
MATH 545Introduction to Linear Algebra4
or MATH 645 Linear Algebra for Applications
MATH 621Number Systems for Teachers4
MATH 622Geometry for Teachers4
MATH 623Probability and Statistics for Teachers4
MATH 625Functions and Algebra for Teachers4
MATH 700Introduction to Mathematics Education4
MATH 708Teaching Mathematics in Grades K-84
MATH 760Geometry4
MATH 790Historical Foundations of Mathematics4
Select one of the following:4
Senior Seminar 2
Senior Project 2
Senior Thesis 2
Other Required Courses
PHYS 406Introduction to Modern Astronomy (satisfies the PS and Lab requirement for the Discovery Program)4
EDUC 500Exploring Teaching4
EDUC 700Educational Structure and Change4
EDUC 701Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology4
EDUC 705Contemporary Educational Perspectives4
Total Credits80
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

Required MATH Courses
MATH 425Calculus I 14
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
or CS 410 Introduction to Scientific Programming
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra4
MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus4
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4
MATH 545Introduction to Linear Algebra4
or MATH 645 Linear Algebra for Applications
MATH 624Analysis of Secondary School Mathematics4
MATH 700Introduction to Mathematics Education4
MATH 709Teaching of Mathematics, 7-124
MATH 761Abstract Algebra4
MATH 790Historical Foundations of Mathematics4
Select one of the following:4
Senior Seminar 2
Senior Project 2
Senior Thesis 2
Other Required Courses
EDUC 500Exploring Teaching4
EDUC 700Educational Structure and Change4
EDUC 701Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology4
EDUC 705Contemporary Educational Perspectives4
Total Credits72
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.