B.S. Mathematics Education

Usually about half of our majors are pursuing a degree in Mathematics Education because they hope for a career as a high school or middle school mathematics teacher. This program is NCATE approved and prepares students to teach in grades 6 through 12 in the state of Illinois. Our experience has been that most other states will recognize and hire our graduates with little or no extra requirements. Our graduates have gone on to teach in Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, to name a few states.

The Mathematics Education degree is a complete degree in mathematics, though the focus is obviously on teaching. A graduate with this degree has the same amount of mathematics as a graduate with the Mathematics B.A. degree and can go on to do anything appropriate for that degree, even if it is not in the teaching profession!