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Study Mathematics - Teaching, Grades 6-12

Major in Mathematics with an Emphasis in Mathematics - Teaching, Grades 6-12

Acquire advanced teaching strategies for students aged 14 to 18.

Make an impact on middle or high school students and their academic growth in math.

Armed with expertise in math education, our students design lesson plans in a middle or high school setting, utilize technology to enhance learning experiences, and implement inclusive teaching methods to cater to diverse learning needs. 

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Class topics for a Mathematics degree in Teaching, Grades 6-12.

Cover a wide range of subjects related to both mathematics content and teaching methods. Some of the core class topics may include:

  • Mathematics Content: Explore advanced topics like algebra, geometry, calculus, and statistics.
  • Teaching Methods: Learn classroom management techniques, curriculum design, and evaluation methods.
  • Practicum and Classroom Experience: Observe and assist in actual middle/high school classrooms.

Career options for graduates with a Mathematics degree in Teaching, Grades 6-12.

Graduates are eligible for teaching licensure in the state of Kansas. Some potential career paths include:

  • Middle or High School Mathematics Teacher: Create engaging lesson plans, and foster a positive learning environment.
  • Math Curriculum Specialist: Develop mathematics curricula and educational resources for middle and high school classrooms.
  • Personal Math Tutor: Assist students in reaching goals of understanding mathematical concepts.
  • Math Education Researcher: Conduct research studies on effective mathematics teaching methods.

Internship and research opportunities in Mathematics degree.

Our students participate in internships at middle and high schools where they can observe experienced teachers and assist in classroom activities. These internships offer practical insights into effective classroom management, curriculum implementation, and individualized instruction techniques.

The Pitt State math program encourages students to engage in research projects related to education. Through research, students can explore innovative teaching methodologies, assess the effectiveness of different instructional approaches, and address specific challenges faced in the middle and high school mathematics classroom.

Additional information
for the School of Science and Mathematics

Catalog – see program guides