Mathematics (Secondary Education) (BS)

The BS program in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education provides an excellent pathway for students interested in teaching. Students acquire strong content knowledge in diverse areas of math and the skills to convey these concepts to others. This degree program offers a deeper mastery of mathematics coupled with the ability to handle the challenges of a high school classroom.

Students who wish to teach at the secondary level take courses preparing them to earn certification in the state of Arizona through this program. By providing a carefully designed curriculum of courses and instructional experiences, this program helps students develop the deep understandings and connections needed for being a highly effective mathematics teacher.

Graduates emerge equipped to provide mathematics instruction that is coherent, meaningful and challenging.

Degree Offered

Mathematics (Secondary Education) (BS)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

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Career Outlook

The secondary education concentration provides its graduates the flexibility to apply their knowledge in a variety of ways. It combines the options of a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a bachelor's degree in education with choices ranging from teaching high school mathematics to jobs in diverse fields, such as:

  • business
  • finance
  • industry
  • technology

Graduates can also choose to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or mathematics education.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 4.8%$65,440
Natural Sciences Managers 4.8%$137,940
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Mathematicians3%$110,860
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary1.3%$73,650
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.6%$60,810
Statisticians 34.6%$92,270

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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