B.A. in Mathematics Education

  • B.A.
  • Undergraduate
  • On Campus
  • Education

If you enjoy problem solving and sharing your knowledge with others, a B.A. in Mathematics Education offers enjoyable and rewarding career opportunities.

Why Study Mathematics Education at Rivier?

Math provides a greater understanding of the world—it enables us to count, measure, analyze, and predict most things in our daily lives. In our B.A. in Mathematics Education program, you will develop the problem-solving, quantitative, and analytical skills necessary for teaching in the 21st century.

Our B.A. in Mathematics Education degree fulfills all the requirements of our mathematics major and the New Hampshire State Department of Education Professional Standards for Teachers, which are required for certification. The curriculum includes advanced mathematics and physics courses, problem-solving and modeling, teaching math with technology, as well as secondary education coursework. With this degree, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in education, business, and academia, as well as ready for advanced graduate study and research.

In this program, you will:

  • Become an effective educator and communicator
  • Connect theory with practice for classroom success
  • Gain critical problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Develop computational fluency and mathematical logic

Fall 2023 Grants – Incoming Education majors are eligible for an Education Innovation Grant. First-time, first-year students will be awarded a $3,000 grant each year, renewable for four years for a total of $12,000 in financial support, in addition to a competitive financial aid package. This grant award supports students pursuing degrees in education.

Get Ready for the World

Through a focus on experiential learning and field experience beginning your freshman year, you will build your skills, resume, and professional network. Our proximity to some of the finest school districts in our state offers excellent opportunities for internships and employment. You will gain practical experience through a semester-long student teaching assignment, which will build your confidence in the classroom as well as your resume, and further develop your skills.

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for certification in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario per the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.

One of the really special things about the education program is that you go out into the field in your freshman year. So right away, you are able to tell 'Am I in the right field? Am I doing what I want to be doing?' It's a great feeling knowing you are on the right path.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

With a B.A. in Mathematics Education, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in education, business, and academia.


  • Middle and high school math teachers
  • College professors
  • Actuaries for banks and insurance companies
  • Researchers, statisticians, and analysts
  • Investment professionals

Graduate Studies

Our alumni are well prepared to pursue graduate studies in education, mathematics, computer science, and other related fields.

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Prepare for a rewarding career with the B.A. in Mathematics Education.