Learn how to teach mathematical concepts and theories at the middle school and junior high school levels in the University of Central Missouri’s Mathematics minor for BSE majors. Our program is accredited by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and is designed to supplement one of our Bachelor of Science in Education programs.
Through undergraduate courses focused on foundational mathematics as well as teaching strategies and methods, you’ll build your skills in leadership, course instruction, student engagement and more to help you succeed in the classroom.
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Take classes from experienced faculty who are experts in both mathematics and instruction methodology. In addition to teaching courses, they’ll act as professional advisors who can help you on your path to becoming a mathematics educator.
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The courses you’ll take as part of the University of Central Missouri’s Mathematics minor for BSE majors provide you with foundational knowledge about the building blocks of mathematical branches such as algebra, geometry and calculus. Once you’ve mastered this vital context, you’ll understand important mathematical areas at the level necessary to teach them to middle school and junior high school students.
In addition to mathematical concepts, you’ll learn strategies and methods for how best to teach math to others in classes such as:
The University of Central Missouri provides you with exciting opportunities to learn and grow outside the classroom, which can help you understand how to engage your own students in the future:
As an educator who specializes in mathematics, you’ll be prepared to teach this content area to middle school and junior high school students.
Teachers — especially mathematics teachers — are in short supply, both locally and nationally. Given this high demand and your NCTM-accredited mathematics education from the University of Central Missouri, you’ll be entering a field waiting for graduates just like you — and ready to make a difference in the lives of students.
If you don’t intend to go right into teaching, you’ll also be prepared to enter an education master’s program to prepare for a career in school administration.
Job options for mathematics educators
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The University of Central Missouri is well-known and respected for providing students like you with a high-value, affordable education. In addition to our competitive tuition, we offer a number of ways to help you finance your education, including scholarships, grants, assistantships, loans and access to federal financial aid options.
The UCM Alumni Association also offers scholarships, grants and awards to students in certain programs. You may be eligible for further aid, including:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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