The Keys to Success

Share your enthusiasm for mathematics in the classroom! A math degree with teaching emphasis will give you a solid foundation in complex math concepts and first-hand experience using the latest teaching strategies. You will be well prepared to share your in-depth knowledge with students in the secondary-level classroom.

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See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Mathematics

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Innovation and Discovery

Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.

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Career Readiness

The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.

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Accomplished Faculty

Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty including four Regents Professors, a highly selective honor for exemplary contributions to their university, community and the State of Texas.

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Hands-On Experience

Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.

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A degree in mathematics with a teaching emphasis offers the opportunity to:

  • Build a strong foundation in trigonometry, calculus, discrete mathematics, geometry, abstract or linear algebra, history of mathematics and number theory
  • Develop effective teaching strategies for STEM educators, including project-based learning techniques
  • Understand student learning styles
  • Enhance your knowledge of technology used in the classroom
  • Gain first-hand experience as a student teacher in the classroom
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Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

High school teachers can expect as fast as average job growth from 2018-2028.

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Middle School Teachers

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022

Experience the Classroom firsthand

Work under the guidance of teaching professionals with our field-based, residency program. As a mathematics with teaching emphasis student, you’ll have the opportunity to intern at a local high school during your final year. You’ll gain confidence in the classroom and acquire the skills needed for first-year teaching. As part of your degree program, you will receive course credit for this internship. In addition to the classroom experience, some of our students have participated in industry internships.

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What You Will Learn

After finishing challenging, fast-paced coursework, you’ll be prepared for a technical career across a variety of industries.

Courses to Prepare for Your Career

  • Foundation courses include calculus, probability, methods of mathematical proofs and statistics
  • Supporting courses include discrete mathematics, linear algebra and physics
  • Teacher education courses include project-based learning in STEM, pedagogy and classroom management in field-based environments, and roles and responsibilities of professional STEM educators
  • You will also participate in a teaching residency where you will perform all aspects of student teaching in a public-school setting, working closely with a public school mentor teacher.

Student Organizations

Alpha Gamma Alpha is affiliated with the Mathematics Association of America and is open to all who are interested in mathematics and how it affects the world around us. The membership fee is $10 per semester or $15 for the year if paid in the fall. Members will meet monthly to provide opportunities to socialize with classmates and faculty to discuss how mathematics is used in the world around us.

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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