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If you wish to become a mathematics teacher in grades 7-12, choose the mathematics education concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. The program provides a strong background in mathematics while introducing you to the field of education. Upon completion of this degree, you will earn your Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA) teacher license in integrated mathematics.
The program includes a wide array of courses meant to expand your mathematical content knowledge from calculus to upper-level mathematics. In addition, you will take education courses with accompanying field experiences designed to provide you with a foundation in the educational process, culminating in a semester-long student teaching experience. During each practicum, (i.e., field experience), you will spend time in a middle or high school math classroom observing teachers, interacting with students, and learning how students think about and understand mathematics.
Your Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education degree will allow you to graduate with a solid understanding of mathematics and be ready to enter the classroom as a mathematics teacher.
Don’t limit yourself to one career field! Wright State University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in mathematics and statistics give you many options. You can prepare for further graduate work. If you want to enter the workforce immediately upon graduating you will have the tools that provide you with almost limitless employment options.
Hands-on experience is part of developing the analytical and quantitative skills you came to college to acquire. Our many business partners in the Dayton area mean you have access to top experts and facilities where you can apply your knowledge to real-world problems—and perhaps find your future career—during internships, co-ops, job shadowing, research, and other learning experiences.
View Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.
Students who intend to seek AYA: Integrated Mathematics licensure in the state of Ohio should apply for admission to the licensure program in the College of Health, Education, and Human Services once they have successfully completed the following admission requirements. It is advised that students apply by the spring semester of their sophomore year.
Admission into the licensure program requires students to have completed the following courses (or in-progress while applying):
- A grade of C or better in ED 2600, ED 2650, ED2700, ED 2750, EDS 2900
- A grade of C or better in one of MTH 3450, MTH 4460, STT 3420
Once admitted to the licensure program, students may take 4000 level education courses determined by the Teacher Education Department.
If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in mathematics.