About The Program
NSU's B.S.Ed. degree in math education will prepare you to teach secondary school math or for graduate-level study in mathematics. At NSU, math education students take the same core math classes as general math majors - building an especially strong foundation in mathematics for teaching.
NSU offers math education students multiple field experiences to help ease you into teacher mode:
- Yearlong student teaching under the supervision of a current teacher
- Paid training opportunities starting as soon as your first semester
- Tutoring opportunities
- The chance to work as an instructor's assistant in the Math Lab Program
In the Math Lab Program, students with a strong math background have the opportunity to work as an instructor's assistant, gaining valuable teaching experience by guiding small groups of students as they work through math exercises.
NSU offers a wide variety of upper-level mathematics courses, including Calculus 1-3, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Abstract Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Modern Geometry, Foundations of Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Complex Analysis, and Advanced Calculus.
Most mathematics education graduates work as secondary school teachers.
A significant number work for businesses and corporations as software engineers, computer programmers and systems analysts. Many are self-employed as consultants. Other potential job areas include accounting, statistics, engineering, industry, business and economics.
What Can You Do with a Mathematics Degree? - Learn about career opportunities and outlooks in accountancy and finance, banking, statistics, the actuarial field, academia and research and more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Math Occupations - Employment of math occupations is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026 - much faster than the average for all occupations - according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
American Mathematical Society - Find the latest math news, learn about graduate school, and find internships, fellowships and jobs, as well as gain access to forums and networking resources.
For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact Career Services.
“I always knew that I wanted to pursue Math Education, but I wasn’t sure where I wanted to pursue it. Northern sort of fell into my lap, and it turned out to be a perfect fit! The honors program has been a wonderful resource in my time here to push myself in my curriculum even more. One of the most impactful experiences that I have had here was the Study Abroad trip that I took to Spain last summer with the education faculty. Because we were such a small group, I don’t think I could have created the same bonds and experiences on that trip at any other university. I also became much closer with the faculty on that trip, which will help me as I continue to pursue my education at Northern.” – Molly Walter #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential #WhyILoveNorthernStateU