Middle School Teacher Certification (5-8) Option
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 5-8 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. For further information, please see the Educator Preparation section of this Catalog. Please also visit plymouth.edu/office/educator-preparation/.
All teacher certification candidates who interact with students in public school settings through course-related field experiences, including Internship in Mathematics Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire state legislation that requires all persons who regularly come into contact with pupils on a daily basis for a period of time to undergo 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 certification 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 order for teacher certification candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher certification 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.
|Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.|
|MA||Mathematics electives above MA 2100 [not MADI]||6-8|
|MA 2120||Mathematics in Our World II (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 2700||Logic, Proofs, and Axiomatic Systems (WRCO)||3|
|MA 3050||Introduction to Mathematics Education||3|
|MA 3200||Discrete Mathematics||3|
|MA 3230||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||Mathematics in the Secondary and Middle School||3|
|MA 4965||Internship in Mathematics Teaching (5-8)||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|
|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||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
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 post-requisite course. Internship in Mathematics Teaching requires a 2.50 minimum cumulative grade point average.
*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.