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.Click Here to See the Best Colleges in the US
Northern Arizona University offers 3 Mathematics Teacher Education degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2020, 25 Mathematics Teacher Education students graduated with students earning 14 Master's degrees, and 11 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Grove City College Grove City, PA||2,277|
|DePaul University Chicago, IL||25 : 1||21,922|
|Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead, MN||27 : 1||5,547|
|Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD||30 : 1||3,608|
|Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion Marion, IN||11 : 1||3,108|