Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Mathematics; Education
Location(s): Bismarck, ND

Mathematics Education Degree Program Outcomes

Mathematics Education graduates will:

  • Exhibit analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Be able to interpret and analyze data using quantitative reasoning skills
  • Be able to use technology to aid in the solving of problems and analysis of data
  • Be able to communicate mathematics to others in written and oral formats
  • Be able to communicate in the formal language of proof-based mathematics
  • Understand how the history and development of mathematics affects learning today
  • Be able to explain the mathematical concepts that underlie Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus, and be able to illustrate these concepts through appropriate applications
  • Be competitive in securing employment teaching middle school or high school mathematics or gaining admittance to programs of advanced study.

Mathematics Degree Program Highlights

A typical Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education consists of at least 124 credit hours. Math education majors take a wide range of mathematics and education courses, providing a strong background in the field.

Outcomes

Mathematics Education graduates will:

  • Exhibit analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Be able to interpret and analyze data using quantitative reasoning skills
  • Be able to use technology to aid in the solving of problems and analysis of data
  • Be able to communicate mathematics to others in written and oral formats
  • Be able to communicate in the formal language of proof-based mathematics
  • Understand how the history and development of mathematics affects learning today
  • Be able to explain the mathematical concepts that underlie Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus, and be able to illustrate these concepts through appropriate applications
  • Be competitive in securing employment teaching middle school or high school mathematics or gaining admittance to programs of advanced study.

Career outlook for Mathematics Education Majors

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of High School teachers is expected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, and many schools report difficulty filling teaching positions for certain subjects, including math and science (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, High School Teachers). 

 Required Courses: ENG 121; COM 110; a total of 40 semester credits in mathematics at the 200 level or higher, with at least 20 semester credits at the 300 level or higher, including MAT 209, 210, 221, 312, 402, 421, 443 and 204 or 411. EDU 200 or 202, 295, 301, 310, 320, 365, 367, 377, , 401, 411, 421, 423, 444;; PSY 201; PSY 205 (For Middle School Endorsement, PSY 332 is required.); one lab science; ALU 499.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

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We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.

Program Advisors: Dr. Robert Willenbring and Dr. Travis Wolf