Teaching mathematics at the middle school or high school level is a rewarding way to help students build a strong foundation in mathematics that helps them tremendously later in life. Math teachers need to be versed in algebra, geometry, calculus, and statistics to apply for middle school and high school positions.
Math teachers need strong communication skills to help their students understand algebra problems, functions, and complex computations that may come up in their courses. Being able to explain a math problem and break it down into steps is a critical aspect of this role. Math teachers also need strong interpersonal skills to be able to work with students and fellow teachers to maintain control of their classroom.
To become a math teacher, students need to earn a four-year Bachelor of Science in Math and pass state-specific teacher’s licensing programs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that opportunities in this field will grow by eight percent over the next decade, which is an encouraging outlook for those preparing to enter the field.
University of Georgia offers 4 Mathematics Teacher Education degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 39 Mathematics Teacher Education students graduated with students earning 19 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Master's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Certificates.
University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 2 Mathematics Teacher Education degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 20 Mathematics Teacher Education students graduated with students earning 14 Master's degrees, and 6 Bachelor's degrees.
New York University offers 2 Mathematics Teacher Education degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 6 Mathematics Teacher Education students graduated with students earning 3 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX||15 : 1||11,024|
|Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA||17 : 1||14,747|
|University of Georgia Athens, GA||18 : 1||38,920|
|University of Florida Gainesville, FL||21 : 1||52,407|
|University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA||23 : 1||47,576|
|Towson University Towson, MD||24 : 1||22,709|
|Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA||25 : 1||7,362|
|University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD||22 : 1||40,743|
|New York University New York, NY||17 : 1||52,885|
|Salisbury University Salisbury, MD||19 : 1||8,617|
|North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, NC||21 : 1||36,304|
|University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL||33 : 1||17,117|
|Drake University Des Moines, IA||16 : 1||4,884|
|University of Louisville Louisville, KY||22 : 1||21,670|
|Hamline University Saint Paul, MN||22 : 1||3,404|
|Lesley University Cambridge, MA||30 : 1||4,510|
|University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL||34 : 1||44,246|
|Bethel University Saint Paul, MN||20 : 1||4,005|
|Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL||18 : 1||11,695|
|University of Central Florida Orlando, FL||44 : 1||69,402|