
Orly Buchbinder
Assistant Professor 
Karen J. Graham
Professor 
Sharon M. McCrone
Interim Assoc Dean Engineering 
Sheree T. Sharpe
Assistant Professor
Mathematics Education: Secondary Education Option B.S.
Program Overview
What is the secondary option in mathematics education?
This program is tailored to students who want to teach mathematics at the high school level. It provides a strong foundation in mathematics with current pedagogical approaches and insightful study of student learning. Mathematics education students have the advantage of working directly within the mathematics department and coordinating with the education department to obtain New Hampshire teacher certification.
Why study mathematics education at UNH?
You’ll work alongside accomplished mathematicians, statisticians, and educators who are professionally active. You’ll gain an understanding of higher level mathematics, the mathematics taught in elementary and middle school classrooms, and the process of teaching mathematics. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue an accelerated master’s degree leading to teacher certification in just five years. You’ll enjoy many small, specialized classes and a variety of fieldbased experiences. Our professors have won prestigious honors, including a Grammy Award and a MacArthur “genius” grant. This department has produced many winners of the prestigious Department of Defense SMART Scholarship.
Potential careers
 Curriculum supervisor/developer
 Educational software developer
 Mathematics education consultant
 Mathematics educator in government/research/academia
 Mathematics teacher
 Mathematics textbook writer/editor/publisher
Contact
Kingsbury Hall, W383
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 8622320
Curriculum & Requirements
This professional degree program prepares students for teaching mathematics at the secondary level. The program is coordinated with the education department's teacher certification programs. Students may complete the degree requirements for the secondary option with full teacher certification in either four or five years.
Students electing the fouryear option leading must plan for one semester of student teaching (EDUC 694 Courses in Supervised Teaching) 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 fiveyear program includes a yearlong 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 gradepoint 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 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 in Grades 612  4 
MATH 760  Geometry  4 
MATH 761  Abstract Algebra  4 
MATH 790  Historical Foundations of Mathematics  4 
Capstone  4  
MATH 797  Senior Seminar  
or MATH 799  Senior Thesis  
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  76 
Note: EDUC 751B Educating Exceptional Learners: Secondary is a requirement for certification and may be taken as an undergraduate.