Mathematics Major — Secondary Teacher Education Track (6-12)

Bachelor of Art (BA)
Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,910;
Out-of-state: $26,250 (30 credit hours per year). See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average offer covers a large portion of tuition & fees.
In-state: nearly 100%;
Out-of-state: nearly 70%.
May include scholarships, grants, waiver, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Benefit from our unique approach: We combine teacher preparation courses and student-teaching experience with courses in calculus, algebra, probability, and statistics.
  • Develop expertise in mathematics and statistics and prepare to be an engaging and resourceful math teacher.
  • Learn to use computer software packages such as Mathematica, MATLAB, Minitab, and SAS.
  • Gain more student-teaching experience than any other Maine-based teacher preparation program.
  • Excel with academic advising and professional development — from course selection to the student teaching internship.
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Extensive classroom experience

We provide practice with grades 6-12 early and often — you’ll start working with students in your first year. During your final year-long student teaching internship, you’ll gain experience in two grade levels.

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Flexible career options

Upon graduation, you’ll qualify for teacher certification in public school grades 6-12 through the Maine Department of Education. Nationally accredited, our Maine certification qualifications are transferable to many other states.

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Program requirements

Share your enthusiasm for mathematics and education — prepare to teach middle or high school. We provide a rigorous, authentic learning experience, ensuring you graduate with a solid knowledge base in the math classes you’ll teach.

“What made the University’s Teacher Education Program stand out to me was that I could earn a BA in Math, complete the education courses required by the Maine DOE for certification, start gaining classroom experience my first year of college, and have two internships — all in 4 years.
Since I had two semesters of internship student-teaching, I was able to spend one semester in a high school and the other in a middle school. Before the end of that academic year, I received a job offer at that high school where I was interning.”
— Jennifer Daigle ’16, BA, Secondary Teacher Education Pathway (7-12), Mathematics Major
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National accreditation & state approval

Our Teacher Education program is nationally accredited by CAEP (Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and state-approved by the Maine Department of Education.

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Diverse, expert faculty

You’ll study with faculty in both Education and Mathematics. This unique approach ensures a superior background in educator preparation and mastery of mathematics.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Teacher Education Program Options

Interested in another content area or grade level? We offer 9 different tracks for teaching STEM and liberal arts to middle and high school. You can also major in general education for grades K-6, or prepare to teach world languages, visual or performing arts for PreK-12.

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Next steps

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