Mathematics Education

NSU's mathematics program teaches valuable critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that future math teachers can share with their students.

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Mathematics Education

NSU's BSEd degree in mathematics education will prepare you to teach secondary school math or for graduate-level study in mathematics. At NSU, math education students take the same core math classes as general math majors - building an especially strong foundation in mathematics for teaching.

NSU offers math education students multiple field experiences to help ease you into teacher mode:

  • Yearlong student teaching under the supervision of a current teacher
  • Paid training opportunities starting as soon as your first semester
  • Tutoring opportunities
  • The chance to work as an instructor's assistant in the Math Lab Program

In the Math Lab Program, students with a strong math background have the opportunity to work as an instructor's assistant, gaining valuable teaching experience by guiding small groups of students as they work through math exercises.

NSU offers a wide variety of upper-level mathematics courses, including Calculus 1-3, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Abstract Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Modern Geometry, Foundations of Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Complex Analysis, and Advanced Calculus.

 

 

Careers 

Most mathematics education graduates work as secondary school teachers.

A significant number work for businesses and corporations as software engineers, computer programmers and systems analysts. Many are self-employed as consultants. Other potential job areas include accounting, statistics, engineering, industry, business and economics. 

What Can You Do with a Mathematics Degree? - Learn about career opportunities and outlooks in accountancy and finance, banking, statistics, the actuarial field, academia and research and more.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Math Occupations - Employment of math occupations is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026 - much faster than the average for all occupations - according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

American Mathematical Society - Find the latest math news, learn about graduate school, and find internships, fellowships and jobs, as well as gain access to forums and networking resources.

For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact the NSU Career Center.

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