Mathematics
The general purpose of this degree is to provide a program of study in mathematics fostering general mathematical reasoning and the development of the mathematical tools needed for success. Students wishing to pursue a career as a certified mathematics teacher should choose either the Middle School Teacher Certification or Secondary Teacher Certification option.
Options
Middle School Teacher Certification (58)
DescriptionDegree Requirements
This program is certified at both the state and national level by the New Hampshire Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Graduates who complete this Teacher Certification Option are eligible for 58 teacher certification in the state of New Hampshire upon successful completion of the Middle School Mathematics Praxis Test. Because of New Hampshire’s membership in the Interstate Certification Contract, Plymouth graduates are eligible to earn a certificate or license in another Contract state upon application to that state’s department of education. Requirements for certification may change, subject to changes made by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Teacher candidates can find the most current New Hampshire Department of Education standards
here.
All teacher candidates who interact with students in public school settings through courserelated field experiences, including Internship in Mathematics Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire state legislation that requires a full disclosure criminal records check. This may include fingerprinting. The processing of the criminal records check is conducted at the site school before the field experience begins. The fee for this processing is the responsibility of the teacher candidate and is paid directly to the school district. Each new site will require a separate fingerprinting and background check. Inquiries should be directed to the Coordinator of Internships in the Office of Educator Preparation.
In order for teacher candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher candidates must be willing and able to travel outside of the Plymouth area beyond walking distances. All Internship in Teaching candidates should plan for and be able to secure their own transportation by the junior year.
Degree Requirements (120 Credit)

Credits

Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface. 
MA 
Mathematics electives above MA 2100 [not MADI] 
68 
MA 2120 
Mathematics for Grades 46 Educators (QRCO) 
4 
MA 2400 
Introduction to Formal Mathematics 
3 
Calculus – complete one sequence of (MA 2490 and MA 2500) or (MA 2550 and MA 2560): 
8 

MA 2490 
Applied Calculus I (QRCO) and 

MA 2500 
Applied Calculus II (QRCO) or 

MA 2550 
Calculus I (QRCO) and 

MA 2560 
Calculus II (QRCO) 

MA 2700 
Logic, Proofs, and Axiomatic Systems (WRCO) 
3 
MA 3050 
Introduction to Mathematics Education 
3 
MA 3200 
Discrete Mathematics 
3 
MA 3230 
College Geometries (TECO) (WRCO) 
4 
MA 3460 
History of Mathematics (GACO) (WRCO) 
3 
MA 3500 
Probability and Statistics for Scientists 
3 
MA 4020 
The Cultural and Psychological Aspects of Mathematics Learning (DICO) (INCO) 
3 
MA 4040 
Teaching and Learning Mathematics for Secondary and Middle School 
3 
MA 4965 
Internship in Mathematics Teaching (58) 
12 
MA 4985 
Internship in Mathematics Teaching Seminar 
1 
CD 3000 
Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on the Child in Society (INCO) (WRCO) 
3 
ED 2350 
Human Development: Children, Health and Learning (WECO) 
3 
ED 3350 
Classroom Planning, Management, and Organization for
Middle School and Secondary Educators (TECO) 
3 
SE 3090 
Introduction to Special Education: Middle and Secondary 
3 
General Education: 
EN 1200 
Composition 
3 
IS 1111 
The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 
3 
CTDI 
Creative Thought Directions 
6 
PPDI 
Past and Present Directions 
6 
SIDI 
Scientific Inquiry Directions 
68 
SSDI 
Self and Society Directions 
6 
Electives 
1915 
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all MA courses required in their degree program.
A grade of C or better must be earned in any MA prerequisite course before enrolling in the postrequisite course. Internship in Mathematics Teaching requires a 2.50 minimum cumulative grade point average. 
*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.
Secondary Teacher Certification (712)
DescriptionDegree Requirements
This Option leads to certification to teach mathematics in the public schools. This program is certified at both the state and national level by the New Hampshire Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Graduates who complete this Teacher Certification Option are eligible for 712 teacher certification in the state of New Hampshire upon successful completion of the Secondary Mathematics: Content Knowledge Praxis Test. Because of New Hampshire’s membership in the Interstate Certification Contract, Plymouth graduates are eligible to earn a certificate or license in another Contract state upon application to that state’s department of education. Requirements for certification may change, subject to changes made by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Teacher candidates can find the most current New Hampshire Department of Education standards at
education.nh.gov/index.htm.
All teacher candidates who interact with students in public school settings through courserelated field experiences, including Internship in Mathematics Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire state legislation that requires a full disclosure criminal records check. This may include fingerprinting. The processing of the criminal records check is conducted at the site school before the field experience begins. The fee for this processing is the responsibility of the teacher candidate and is paid directly to the school district. Each new site will require a separate fingerprinting and background check. Inquiries should be directed to the Coordinator of Internships in the Office of Educator Preparation.
In order for teacher candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher candidates must be willing and able to travel outside of the Plymouth area beyond walking distances. All Internship in Teaching candidates should plan for and be able to secure their own transportation by the junior year.
Please also visit plymouth.edu/office/educatorpreparation/.
Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Credits

Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface. 
MA 2400 
Introduction to Formal Mathematics (MATH) 
3 
MA 2550 
Calculus I (QRCO) 
4 
MA 2560 
Calculus II (QRCO) 
4 
MA 2700 
Logic, Proofs, and Axiomatic Systems (WRCO) 
3 
MA 3050 
Introduction to Mathematics Education 
3 
MA 3120 
Linear Algebra 
3 
MA 3200 
Discrete Mathematics 
3 
MA 3230 
College Geometries (TECO) (WRCO) 
4 
MA 3460 
History of Mathematics (GACO) (WRCO) 
3 
MA 3500 
Probability and Statistics for Scientists 
3 
MA 3540 
Calculus III 
4 
MA 4020 
The Cultural and Psychological Aspects of Mathematics Learning (DICO) (INCO) 
3 
MA 4040 
Teaching and Learning Mathematics for Secondary and Middle School 
3 
MA 4140 
Abstract Algebra (WRCO) 
3 
MA 4975 
Internship in Mathematics Teaching (712) 
12 
MA 4985 
Internship in Mathematics Teaching Seminar 
1 
CD 3000 
Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on the Child in Society (INCO) (WRCO) 
3 
ED 2350 
Human Development: Children, Health and Learning (WECO) 
3 
ED 3350 
Classroom Planning, Management, and Organization for Middle School and Secondary Educators (TECO) 
3 
SE 3090 
Introduction to Special Education: Middle and Secondary 
3 
General Education: 
EN 1200 
Composition 
3 
IS 1111 
The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 
3 
CTDI 
Creative Thought Directions 
6 
PPDI 
Past and Present Directions 
6 
SIDI 
Scientific Inquiry Directions 
68 
SSDI 
Self and Society Directions 
6 
Electives 
1917 
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all MA courses required in their degree program. A grade of C or better must be earned in any MA prerequisite course before enrolling in the postrequisite course. Internship in Mathematics Teaching requires a 2.50 minimum cumulative grade point average. 
*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.
Minors
General Mathematics
Requirements (17 Credits)

Credits

MA 
Mathematics courses above MA3100 
6 
Complete one of the following: 
3 

MA 2300 
Statistics I (QRCO) 

MA 3500 
Probability and Statistics for Scientists 

Complete one of the following: 
4 

MA 2490 
Applied Calculus I (QRCO) 

MA 2550 
Calculus I (QRCO) 

Complete one of the following: 
4 

MA 2500 
Applied Calculus II (QRCO) 

MA 2560 
Calculus II (QRCO) 

*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.
Math Education 712
DescriptionDegree Requirements
Certification to teach mathematics does not result from completing this minor. A person desiring certification to teach mathematics must complete a mathematics teacher preparation program.
Requirements (18 Credits)

Credits


MA 3050 
Introduction to Mathematics Education 
3 
MA 3230 
College Geometries (TECO) (WRCO) 
4 
MA 3500 
Probability and Statistics for Scientists 
3 
Complete one of the following: 
4 

MA 2490 
Applied Calculus I (QRCO) 

MA 2550 
Calculus I (QRCO) 

Complete one of the following: 
4 

MA 2500 
Applied Calculus II (QRCO) 

MA 2560 
Calculus II (QRCO) 

*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.
Math Education K8
DescriptionDegree Requirements
Certification to teach mathematics does not result from completing this minor. A person desiring certification to teach mathematics must complete a mathematics teacher preparation program.
Requirements (18 Credits)

Credits


MA 2110 
Mathematics for PreKGrade 3 Educators 
4 
MA 2120 
Mathematics for Grades 46 Educators (QRCO) 
4 
MA 3050 
Introduction to Mathematics Education 
3 
Complete one of the following: 
3 

MA 2300 
Statistics I (QRCO) 

MA 3500 
Probability and Statistics for Scientists 

Complete one of the following: 
4 

MA 2140 
Precalculus (QRCO) (TECO) 

MA 2490 
Applied Calculus I (QRCO) 

MA 2550 
Calculus I (QRCO) 

*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.
Technical Mathematics
Requirements (15 Credits)

Credits

MA 2550 
Calculus I (QRCO) 
4 
MA 2560 
Calculus II (QRCO) 
4 
Complete seven credits from the following: 
7 

MA 3120 
Linear Algebra 

MA 3500 
Probability and Statistics for Scientists 

MA 3510 
Differential Equations 

MA 3540 
Calculus III 

MA 4350 
Probability Theory 

MA 4430 
Numerical Analysis (TECO) 

Note: 3000 and 4000 level courses listed in the minor have prerequisites. 
*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.