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 Algebra Lab Program

In the Algebra Lab Program, students with a strong mathematics background work as an instructor's assistant, gaining teaching experience facilitating small groups of algebra students as they work through homework and quizzes

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 Real Analysis.

NSU has a chapter of the national mathematics honor society, Kappa Mu Epsilon.

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. 

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

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