Mathematics (Secondary Education), BS
The BS program in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education provides an excellent pathway for students interested in teaching.
By focusing on how people best learn mathematical concepts, students gain a unique understanding of how people understand the world around them. 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.
In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit the college's website for more information and requirements.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
The mathematics degree with a secondary education concentration provides fantastic preparation for careers in teaching and education. In addition to the option of teaching high school mathematics, options for jobs in diverse fields include:
Graduates can also choose to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or mathematics education.
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:
- Growth: -1.7%
- Median Salary*: 48880
Education Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.7%
- Median Salary*: 66930
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Growth: 1%
- Median Salary*: 62360
- Growth: 2.2%
- Median Salary*: 112110
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.2%
- Median Salary*: 77420
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Growth: 0.8%
- Median Salary*: 61810
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
ASU programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification are intended to prepare students for potential licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in another state. For more information, students should visit the ASU professional licensure webpage.
Students wishing to pursue a future in education must understand the diverse set of experiences, backgrounds and cultures that can shape the students in their classrooms. Students can enhance their mathematics degree with a study abroad program, in which they can boost their communication skills and gain firsthand experience in a wide range of cultures and communities. More information is available on the Global Education website.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor's degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.