Mathematics (Secondary Education) (BS)

School districts across the country are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math. ASU's BS program in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education provides a new 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 the program develops the deep understandings and connections needed to be 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 & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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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

Students 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, Postsecondary9.1%$59,720
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other5.7%$66,560
Mathematicians 21.4%$103,720
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 16.4%$65,190
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.9%$54,940
Distance Learning Coordinators 4%$77,020
Statisticians 33.8%$79,990

* 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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