Learning to solve problems in middle school or junior high math class is more than just that. At a time when math — and life — grows more challenging for children, the critical thinking skills taught by math teachers take on greater meaning.
Help today’s students get the most out of your classroom when you complete a Middle
School-Junior High School Math Teacher degree from the University of Central Missouri.
Let this UCM Bachelor of Science in Education degree set you and your students up
A degree specific to middle school and junior high math teachers
You have choices when it comes to math teacher programs, but there are many reasons to choose UCM. We offer the state’s largest standalone middle-level education program and are accredited for mathematics education to set us apart and help you secure and excel at your first job and career. Receive expert career preparation when you complete a Middle School-Junior High School Math Teacher degree at UCM.
Be confident in our 99% placement rate
Earn an accredited Math Teacher degree
Learn from experienced faculty
Get over 100 hours of field experience
Join many education student associations
Enjoy our association for math teachers
As you prepare to become a math teacher, you’ll begin with in-person classes on our Warrensburg campus. UCM faculty, who all have experience leading middle or junior high classrooms, will provide strategies for educating and engaging students in grades 5 through 9. As you move to a combination of coursework and classroom teaching experience in your sophomore year, they’ll guide you in your professional development and journey to become a competent, caring educator.
A Math Teacher degree that adds up
As part of your Middle-Junior High School Math Teacher degree, you’ll complete 24 hours of coursework covering all aspects of math. This includes basic algebra, calculus and geometry.
Prior to your final semester, you’ll take a required course, Strategies in Teaching Middle School Mathematics, which will tie together all you’ve learned in the classroom and the field.
At the University of Central Missouri, we know our future math teachers benefit from hands-on learning experiences. That’s why we plan for much of your coursework to take place in an actual middle school or junior high classroom. In fact, you’ll spend over 100 hours in the field to help you gain confidence in leading your own classroom.
Student organizations for Math Teacher degree students and others
Your performance in the classroom may earn you an invitation to join the Kappa Delta Pi or Phi Kappa Phi honor societies for education. You may also choose to join one of the following student organizations for networking, education and fun with all middle school-junior high program students:
You can be confident that our Math Teacher degree program prepares you for the workforce. In fact, 99% of all education grads, including math teachers, have received job offers upon graduation.
UCM is recognized among math teacher programs for the quality of our middle-level education. Because our faculty take a vested interest in our students, school districts know that when they hire a UCM graduate with a Middle School-Junior High Math Teacher degree, they have someone ready — on day one — to tackle all the challenges of teaching math to junior high school students head on.
Your opportunities with a UCM Math Teacher degree
As your advisors and advocates, UCM faculty will help you uncover and understand your career opportunities with a Middle School-Junior High School Math Teacher degree. You can also use the interactive tool below for career-related information to start planning now.
An investment in your Math Teacher degree is an investment in your future. While UCM’s Math Teacher programs offer competitive tuition rates, you may still need assistance with financing your education. The University of Central Missouri can help with information on grants, loans and work study.
Scholarships for future math teachers
These funding opportunities are available for students in our Math Teacher programs:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri
This program has been nationally recognized by the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE)
The Mathematics Education program at UCM is accredited by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics