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Mathematics Education

Program(s) Available: B.S.Ed., Minor

Thinking about studying mathematics but also want to teach? At Northwest, it's as easy as 1-2-3, solving that problem - major in mathematics education! Read more about our captivating program!

Why Study Mathematics Education at Northwest

The mathematics education major is an accredited program primarily focused on the skills needed for teaching secondary education. Students take both mathematics and education classes to help understand the concept behind mathematical formulas and develop the tools necessary to teach future students those concepts.

Class sizes are small and follow a cohort model. Students learn the latest techniques and technology to effectively teach high school students using tablets, smartboards and software programs.

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Mathematics Education B.S.Ed

A Bachelor of Science Education in mathematics education is available at Northwest. View the 4-year plan or catalog for courses and more information.

mathematics education 4-YEAR PLAN (B.S.Ed)

mathematics education (pre-calc) 4-YEAR PLAN (B.S.Ed)

Minor and certificate programs

A minor in mathematics education is also an option. This 30-credit-hour minor, with a proper choice of electives, meets minimum Missouri certification standards for grades 9-12 when added to an existing education major certification program. 

A mathematics education certification is also available for middle school education majors!

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Mathematics Education

"Every student, every day. This is something I am going to implement in my own classroom because I felt included here and I want my students to feel that same way." — Bruce Menard

Career Opportunities

  • High school mathematics teacher
  • Middle school mathematics teacher
  • Mathematics curriculum instructor

What Can I Do With a Major in Mathematics Education?

Beyond The Classroom

The pre-service teaching conference is an annual conference that students and faculty attend to learn new teaching methods.

Beyond The Classroom

Pre-Student Teaching

Pre-student teaching is a "mini student teaching" opportunity lasting one week. Northwest faculty observe and provide feedback that prepares students for their required semester-long student teaching.

Pre-Student Teaching

Phi Mu Epsilon

Pi Mu Epsilon is a national honorary society that promotes mathematics and honors students who have excelled in the major and helps students who need assistance with their studies.

Phi Mu Epsilon

Student Organizations

Northwest student chapter of Mathematical Association of America (MAA) promotes the interest and study of mathematics through problem-solving, meetings, lectures and social events.

Student Organizations
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