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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics (middle/secondary certification program)


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Director and Advisor:
Teresa Magnus, Ph.D.
Office: Regis Hall
Phone: (603)897-8462
E-mail: tmagnus@rivier.edu

The Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics with recommendation for middle school certification is designed to fulfill requirements for New Hampshire State Initial Certification for Teaching Middle School (5-8) Mathematics.  All courses or their equivalents are required for certification. 

The Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics with recommendation for secondary certification is designed to fulfill requirements for New Hampshire State Initial Certification for Teaching Secondary (7-12) Mathematics.

Degree Requirements (42 credits)


The program director may authorize substitutions in the program depending on the student’s educational background and preparation. Students with a strong undergraduate background in mathematics may be allowed to complete the program with 36 credits.

Internship/Seminar (6 credits)


Requirements that must be met prior to enrollment in MA 635 Internship/Seminar:

  • Acceptance into the Rivier University Professional Educators Preparation Program;
  • Seventy-five hours of early field experience (EFE) in mathematics classes corresponding to certification level;
  • Successful completion of nearly all of the other courses required for certification;
  • A grade of B or better in MA530 and MA534;
  • Approved application to the student teaching internship.

Other Requirements


  • Obtain passing scores on the licensing tests required by the New Hampshire Department of Education, currently Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge for Secondary Mathematics or Middle School Mathematics;
  • Communicate with the program director to register for courses;
  • Maintain a portfolio that demonstrates student mastery of the New Hampshire Department of Education, Rivier University, Professional Educator Preparation Program, and Mathematics Program competencies;
  • Participate in a department exit interview.

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