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

This professional degree program prepares students for teaching mathematics at the elementary and/or middle school 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 school option with full teacher certification in either four or five years.

Students electing the four-year option leading to middle school certification must plan for one semester of student teaching (EDUC 694C Supervised Teaching/Mathematics) in their senior year; this requires careful planning with your program adviser to accommodate the scheduling of required MATH courses. Requirements for admission to student teaching include receiving credit for EDUC 500 and a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA.

The five-year program for either option includes a year-long teaching internship in the fifth year. The internship requires admission into a UNH Department of Education graduate program that leads to certification. 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.

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

Required MATH Courses | ||

MATH 425 | Calculus I | 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 703 | Teaching of Mathematics in Grades K-5 | 4 |

or MATH 709 | Teaching of Mathematics in Grades 6-12 | |

MATH 760 | Geometry | 4 |

MATH 790 | Historical Foundations of Mathematics | 4 |

Capstone | 2-4 | |

Senior Seminar | ||

or MATH 799 | Senior Thesis | |

Other Required Courses | ||

PHYS 406 | Introduction to Modern Astronomy | 4 |

EDUC 500 | Exploring Teaching | 4 |

EDUC 605 | Educational Perspectives in Critical Times | 4 |

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

Total Credits | 74-76 |

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 K-6 or K-8 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.

First Year | ||
---|---|---|

Fall | Credits | |

MATH 425 | Calculus I | 4 |

PHYS 406 | Introduction to Modern Astronomy | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

MATH 400 | Freshman Seminar | 1 |

Credits | 17 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 426 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 445 or CS 401 |
Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB or Computers and Their Applications |
4 |

ENGL 401 | First-Year Writing | 4 |

Inquiry Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 539 | Introduction to Statistical Analysis | 4 |

MATH 621 | Number Systems for Teachers | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

EDUC 500 | Exploring Teaching | 4 |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 531 | Mathematical Proof | 4 |

MATH 545 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH 622 | Geometry for Teachers | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 623 | Probability and Statistics for Teachers | 4 |

MATH 700 | Introduction to Mathematics Education | 4 |

MATH 760 | Geometry | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 625 | Functions and Algebra for Teachers | 4 |

MATH 790 | Historical Foundations of Mathematics | 4 |

MATH 703 or MATH 709 |
Teaching of Mathematics in Grades K-5 or Teaching of Mathematics in Grades 6-12 |
4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 797 | Senior Seminar | 4 |

Elective Course | 4 | |

Elective Course | 4 | |

EDUC 605 | Educational Perspectives in Critical Times | 4 |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

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

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Elective Course | 4 | |

Elective Course | 3 | |

Credits | 15 | |

Total Credits | 128 |