M.A. in Teaching Middle/Secondary Mathematics

  • M.A.T.
  • Graduate
  • On Campus
  • Education

If you enjoy problem-solving and sharing your knowledge with others, Rivier's M.A. in Teaching Middle/Secondary Mathematics offers rewarding career opportunities for both current and prospective teachers.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date:  January 15, 2024
  • Est. Program Length:  2 years
  • Credit Hours:  36 – 39
  • Course Length:  7 and 14 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:  $664

Why Study Teaching Middle/Secondary Mathematics at Rivier?

Rivier offers the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Middle/Secondary Mathematics in two tracks—one for current teachers and the other for career changers.

In this program, current teachers will enhance their teaching knowledge and skill sets, while those new to teaching will receive preparation for certification to teach mathematics in grades 5–12.

For current teachers, the M.A. in Teaching Middle/Secondary Mathematics increases classroom competencies, their knowledge of the learner, knowledge of pedagogy, and knowledge of mathematics. Prospective teachers will deepen their knowledge of social studies topics and develop teaching strategies and skills for classroom success.

In the M.A. in Teaching Middle/Secondary Mathematics 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


  • 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.
  • The M.A.T. Middle/Secondary Mathematics with Certification will prepare you to meet all the New Hampshire State Certification requirements for a secondary math teacher, and most or all requirements for secondary certification in many other states.
  • Students seeking teacher certification must apply for licensure after successfully completing all program requirements. New Hampshire teacher licensure is not automatic with the completion of the internship.

Mary Murphy, Class of 2004G, has taken her master's degree in Education from the classroom to the boardroom. After teaching mathematics at a local high school, Mary became the first-in-the-country Independent Branch Leaders at Charles Schwab & Co. She credits her Rivier professors. “They taught me about multiple intelligences and communications styles, which have helped me in both my education and current financial services careers.” Giving back to her alma mater, Mary serves on Rivier’s Board of Trustees helping to guide the University’s vision and future growth.

Where Will Your Teaching Middle/Secondary Mathematics Degree Take You?

Graduates of this program are well-rounded academic leaders, prepared to work in a variety of educational settings.


  • Grades 7-12 math teachers
  • Community college professors
  • Math tutors
  • Learning center professionals

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Prepare for a rewarding career with an M.A. in Teaching Middle/Secondary Mathematics from Rivier.