If you have a passion for mathematics and want to help others develop their talent for numbers, you should consider a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education. With equal emphasis placed on both the mathematics and education portions of the curriculum, SNHU is dedicated to ensuring that students have not only the expertise necessary to succeed, but also the teaching skill set that will allow them to easily convey their knowledge to the next generation of young learners.
Newly created in 2015, the Secondary Mathematics Education major at SNHU is a program designed to help students make the most of both their desire to learn and desire to teach. Rather than offer the same classes to all mathematics majors, SNHU has a wide range of course options tailored specifically to our future teachers.
The University is pursuing approval by the New Hampshire State Board of Education for an approved certification program in Mathematics Grades 7-12. Students may take courses associated with this certification while the University seeks approval. Until approval is granted, students cannot be recommended to the State Department of Education for certification. State certification is contingent upon the program being approved by the New Hampshire State Board of Education.
The Secondary Mathematics Education program at SNHU prepares students to teach high school mathematics, and offers unique and exciting student teaching and field experience opportunities. At SNHU, we pride ourselves on offering students an impressive range of 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:
This program will prepare students for success in the high school math education field, culminating in professional teacher certification in the state of New Hampshire (a certification which is reciprocal in most other states), upon program approval by the New Hampshire State Board of Education.
According to the US Department of Education, mathematics teachers from grades 5 through 12 have been identified as a shortage area, meaning that additional teachers are required. With a clear path to employment and considerable opportunity for growth, teaching high school math offers both job security and room for advancement.
At SNHU, we believe that your experiences outside the classroom are just as important as your time on campus. As a part of the Secondary Mathematics Education program, we won't make you wait-you'll start accumulating field experience during your very first year on campus. By the time you begin your senior year, you'll have over 100 hours of experience to draw upon, making the transition to a student teaching role as seamless as possible.
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 Secondary Mathematics Education stradles the line between classroom learning and real-world experience. The goal of the program is to refamiliarize students with high school mathematics principles while preparing to achieve teacher certification.
You'll do more than simply learn the subject matter in this program-you'll learn how to effectively convey it to your students in a classroom environment. This means going out into the real world, setting foot in real classrooms, and interacting with real students.
At some schools, you might wait until your junior or even your senior years before you have the opportunity for field experience. Not here. At SNHU, you'll start working in the field during your very first year, and you'll accumulate at least 100 hours of field experience before your senior year even starts.
This experience will include working with local school districts, meeting and networking with local teachers, superintendents, and other school administrators, and opportunities to student teach. To cap off the program, you will experience 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 will be permitted to begin student teaching).
This program meets or exceeds the recommendations for pre-service middle school mathematics teacher programs by:
SNHU's bachelor's in secondary mathematic 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: 121
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.
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