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Combine a robust Mathematics major with exemplary, hands-on preparation for teaching at either the middle or high school level.

Mathematics Education


The Value of a Math Education

Learn to spread your love for mathematics by breaking down complicated methods, theories, and equations for your own students. In this program, you will combine a robust Mathematics major with exemplary, hands-on preparation for teaching and be prepared to teach at either the middle or high school level.

Secondary mathematics teachers are in high demand, and Mathematics Education graduates can make an impact by instilling an understanding and passion for numbers and problem solving in those you teach.

Adding up Your Education

After learning to grasp various areas of mathematics—from linear algebra to advanced calculus—you will learn to apply your knowledge to the classroom. Through student teaching; practicums and classroom observations; and courses in educational psychology, discipline and classroom management, assessment, and educational technology, you will gather the skills and insights to best conduct your own classroom.

Get on track for these careers

  • High School Math Teacher
  • Middle School Math Teacher
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • College Math Professor
  • Actuary
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Manager
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Get Involved in Education

Students pursuing a Mathematics Education degree begin working in local classrooms during their freshman years. Building more classroom responsibilities over four years, our students complete a full semester of student teaching during their senior years. Student teachers will have two different placements, with opportunities to teach math abroad.

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Interested in Teaching Math and Computer Science?

If you are also interested in teaching computer science in addition to math, consider Taylor’s Mathematics Computer Science Education major. This program combines a robust Mathematics and Computer Science curriculum with exemplary, hands-on preparation for teaching at either the middle or high school level.

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Abigail Pyle
Class of 2022
"Getting experience in the classroom has helped prepare me for what it will be like in the real world of teaching. My education classes have taught me the hardships and limitations teachers must face but also the incredible joy and reward that comes with teaching."

Mathematics Education Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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