Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Middle School Mathematics Education at Southern New Hampshire University and be prepared for a career teaching math in grades five through eight. Our program was created specifically for those wishing to teach middle school math. Unlike most math education programs, the curriculum doesn't just pair math courses and tack on education courses. Instead, our courses integrate math and education specifically for prospective teachers. For example, you won't take an abstract algebra course intended for math majors. You'll take Algebra for Teachers.
While the BA in Middle School Mathematics Education was created specifically to meet the demand for middle school math teachers, it's not just for "math whizzes." The program offers a number of unique benefits, including:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your BA in Middle School Mathematics Education at SNHU include:
Job opportunities for middle school math teachers are abundant.
Students majoring in middle school mathematics education will be prepared for New Hampshire certification to teach math in grades five through eight. This certification is reciprocal in most states.
There is a critical shortage of middle school math teachers in New Hampshire, according to the state Department of Education. Middle school math teaching is one of 10 "very favorable occupations," meaning there are plentiful openings and opportunity for growth, according to the New Hampshire Employment Security Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau.
This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher's license or endorsement in New Hampshire. Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits. View disclosure information.
In addition to meeting all degree requirements, students seeking certification must meet all testing requirements for their specific certification area as required by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Students will not be recommended for certification until all requirements are met.
The BA in Middle School Mathematics Education is a teacher certification program created for students who want to teach middle school math. New Hampshire certification is reciprocal in most states.
The program features courses created specifically for those interested in teaching math.
You won't have to wait until after graduation to put education theory into practice - SNHU students work in real classrooms beginning first semester, freshman year.
Field work includes math and literacy nights in local school districts, networking opportunities with teachers and superintendents, and opportunities to student teach. The program culminates in a 16-week, full-time student teaching experience under the supervision of a full-time teacher. (Students must pass the Praxis II exam before they begin.)
This program meets or exceeds the recommendations for pre-service middle school mathematics teacher programs by:
SNHU's bachelor's in middle school mathematics education program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.