Secondary Education

Secondary Education

Read program requirements and course descriptions in the graduate catalog:
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction  
M.Ed. Middle/Secondary Education  certification program
M.A.T. English  certification option
M.A.T. English  non-certification option
M.A.T. Mathematics  certification option
M.A.T. Mathematics  non-certification option
M.A.T. Social Studies  certification option
M.A.T. Social Studies  non-certification option
M.A.T. Spanish  certification option
M.A.T. Spanish  non-certification option

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Rivier offers secondary education programs for both current and prospective teachers. You'll strengthen your mastery of academic content and proven teaching strategies. Courses in methodology and theory, education, and your content area help you become a well-rounded and more versatile teacher. Current teachers may personalize the program to meet their goals and needs: choose electives in curriculum design and development, testing, exceptional learners, and more. Prospective teachers get a solid foundation in classroom management and teaching methodologies to complement their subject area knowledge.

Students completing these courses of study will have developed skills and competencies listed in the New Hampshire State Department of Education Professional Standards for Teachers, grades 7–12.

Facilities and resources 

Rivier's Education Center is one of the finest facilities of its kind in northern New England. The Education Center houses the Cho Educational Resource Center, an extensive K-12 curriculum library. The ERC includes recently published textbooks, educational software, a parenting resource center, a children's literature collection, videos and more. Rivier has become a statewide leader in preparing teachers to incorporate technology into their classrooms.

Partnerships and careers 

With a Rivier education degree, you will be eligible for certification in 40 states plus the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world.

Prospective teachers spend time in the classroom from the start, working with master teachers long before student teaching. You'll meet people who will serve as mentors throughout your career.

You'll find Rivier graduates teaching in high schools and middle schools across the country and around the world. They work in public and private schools and in rural, urban, and suburban settings—they thrive in any environment you could imagine.