Math Studies, Upper Level (B.S.)

Math Studies, Upper Level (B.S.)
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  Online Program

Our Math Studies degree is an online flexible program that provides a pathway to a career in education and eligibility for the New Hampshire Department of Education teacher certification in Mathematics.

 Credit Hours: 120  |   Transfer: Up to 90 Credits  |   Tuition Cost

What is Math Studies with certification in Mathematics, Upper Level?

Individuals who complete this certification program will be eligible for New Hampshire Department of Education teacher certification in Mathematics (Upper Level).  The program aligns with the NH Department of Education’s standards for teacher credentialing.  Graduates of this program will be eligible for certification and highly qualified in mathematics, upper level.

Why study Math Studies with certification in Mathematics, Upper Level at UNH College of Professional Studies?

This Math Studies degree is a flexible program that provides a pathway to a career in education and eligibility for the New Hampshire Department of Education teacher certification in Upper Level Mathematics. The key components of the program include mentorship of teacher candidates by highly skilled professionals in the field, hands-on experiences in educational settings, and the opportunity to build teaching capacity over time.

Potential Career Areas

  • Upper Level Mathematics Teacher
  • Upper Level Mathematics Coach

Course Highlights

  • Statistics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematical Proof
  • Number Systems
  • Physical Geography
  • Geometric Structures
  • History of Mathematics

...and more!


  • Regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE).
  • Available fully online with select on-campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Nationally ranked online programs.
  • About 89% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career advising is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts and share their real-world expertise, helping you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
  • We’re experts at assessing credit toward your undergraduate degree – not only from previous college coursework, but also for other college-level knowledge demonstrated outside the traditional classroom.

Programs leading to teacher certification or licensure are available to new students in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Specific requirements include:

  • General Special Education Certification
    Rhode Island requires that candidates hold a certificate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, a content area certification in Middle or Secondary Grades in addition to a Special Education certification.

  • Completion of our free, online application for admission
  • High school diploma, completion of a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency.
    • Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC

Eligible individuals can apply for tuition assistance through the Early Childhood Tuition Assistance (ECTA) and Preschool Development Grant (PDG), funded by the NH Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration! 100% of tuition is covered for up to two classes per term.

Eligible individuals include childcare workers, preschool teachers, and elementary school paraprofessionals.


Curriculum & Requirements

Individuals who complete this program will be eligible for the New Hampshire Department of Education teacher certification in Mathematics (upper level).
This is a field-based program for qualified participants working or volunteering in approved programs or education settings. The key components of this program include mentorship of the teacher candidates by highly skilled professionals in the field, the hands-on experience of working with children in educational settings, and the opportunity to build your teaching capacity over time. Graduates of this program will be eligible for certification and highly qualified in mathematics (upper level).

This degree plan is a sample and does not reflect the impact of transfer credit or current course offerings. UNH CPS Online undergraduate students should develop individual academic plans with their academic advisor during their first year at UNH.

Sample Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
COM 460 Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics 4
ENG 420 The Writing Process 4
MTH 402 Math for Our World 4
General Education Course 4
COM 480 Visual Communication 4
CRIT 501 Introduction to Critical Inquiry 4
MTH 504 Statistics 4
MTH 510 Pre-Calculus 4
Second Year
MTH 702 Mathematical Proof Nonclinical 4
MTH 703 Number Systems Nonclinical 4
General Education Course 4
Elective 4
MTH 704 Geometric Structures Nonclinical 4
PSY 525 Human Development 4
Elective 4
Elective 4
Third Year
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking 4
IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
EDC 500 Foundations of Education 4
EDC 700 Introduction to Field Experience and Program Requirements Nonclinical; Complete CHRC Process 1
Elective 4
EDC 717 Managing Student Behavior Clinical A 4
EDC 731 Aspects of Mathematics Learning Clinical A 4
MTH 705 Calculus I Nonclinical 4
MTH 706 History of Mathematics Nonclinical 4
Fourth Year
MTH 707 Calculus II Nonclinical 4
MTH 708 Discrete Mathematics Nonclinical 4
EDC 732 Reading and Writing in the Mathematics Content Area Clinical A 4
EDC 734 Secondary School Mathematics Methods Clinical A 4
EDC 798 Culminating Teaching Experience and Seminar Clinical A 4
MTH 709 Linear Algebra Nonclinical 4
 Total Credits121

Note: Only 1 Clinical A course allowed per term

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 is required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: General Education Program
Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*GPA: Major and any state certification GPA requirements may be higher and are indicated in program details.
A minimum grade of C- is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor, and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor. Please note that Option requirements are considered part of the Major. Students must complete 16 upper-level credits in majors within the College of Professional Studies, Online.

EDU 622 Introduction to Field Experience/Program Requirements (1 s.h.)EDU 622 Introduction to Field Experience/Program Requirements (1 s.h.).
  • Praxis II-Math Content Knowledge Exam Required. Passing Praxis II Exam Scores must be submitted prior to taking the Culminating Teaching Experience & Seminar.

    • Develop a working understanding of current brain research and its implications for teaching and learning.
    • Develop the skills to access and utilize technology as a tool to empower teaching and learning.
    • Develop a solid understanding of the utilization of formative and summative assessment for program design, monitoring student progress and evaluating teaching effectiveness.
    • Work with colleagues to observe, analyze and provide feedback on student progress and teaching effectiveness.
    • Utilize research methods and materials, pedagogies and assessment strategies to teach for understanding and application specific to content area.

    Your Prior and Current Learning Counts

    Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are experts at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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    Career Outcomes

    Talk with your advisor to discuss how your program, experience, and goals align.