Math teachers are in high demand because of the high priority placed on math, science, and technology in today’s society. An understanding of mathematics gives middle and high school students the problem solving skills and training they need to succeed in the workforce. The mathematics education bachelor’s degree program at Southern Utah University is designed for students who wish to wish to teach math at the secondary education level (grades 7-12). When you graduate in math education, you will have completed all of the necessary requirements to be a licensed math teacher in the state of Utah.
As a math education student at Southern Utah University, you can expect small class sizes taught by accomplished professors who have advanced degrees in mathematics or math education. Math education students also receive many opportunities to cultivate their teaching skills through on-campus jobs such as a math tutor, teaching assistant or grader. The math education bachelor’s degree program assures you will have a strong background in math and teaching by combining the math courses associated with the general mathematics major with teaching classes that train you on important curriculum and teaching techniques. Impressively, SUU’s math department has 100% job placement in middle or high school teaching positions and nearly all math education students pass the Praxis Licensure Exam.
An undergraduate degree in math education almost always leads to a career as a math teacher in a middle school or high school. Other math education graduates could have jobs as elementary school teachers, researchers, or go on to pursue a graduate degree and return to work at an undergraduate college or university. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school teachers earn an average salary of $55,050 and middle school teachers make an average salary of $53,430.
Seth Armstrong, Mathematics Department Chair
Name: Brittany Webb
Graduated: Class of 2007
Current job: Math teacher for Juab High School
"I loved my experience at SUU. The math department has outstanding professors who really care about your success. The great thing about SUU is that it is small enough to get one-on-one attention, which really helped me to succeed."