Mathematics Secondary Education

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Secondary Education Teaching Certification.

As a USJ Secondary Education Mathematics teacher candidate, you will complete the course requirements for teacher preparation in the School of Education while pursuing a major in Mathematics in the School of Health and Natural Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences.

A USJ education offers

  • A rigorous Mathematical Science curriculum
  • Thorough preparation for Praxis II
  • Innovative instruction and cutting-edge technology
  • An introduction to modern research-based teaching approaches
  • A collaborative relationship between the department of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Education
  • A teacher licensure program nationally recognized by the NCTM, approved by the CSDE, and accredited by the NCATE

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the country has a shortage of Secondary Education Mathematics teachers. As a result, you can gain unique opportunities in this field of study:

A 6% increase in employment opportunities nationwide over the next 10 years:

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that a significant portion of current teachers will reach retirement age between 2012 and 2022
  • The Connecticut State Department of Education has identified Secondary Education Mathematics as a “state-certified shortage area” with several state-wide benefits

A higher salary for teaching in underserved areas:

  • Statewide, Middle and Secondary Education Mathematics teachers earn up to $72,000 on average

Qualification for 100% cancellation of student loans

  • The government forgives the student debt of Federal Perkins Loan borrowers who work as full-time Mathematics teachers

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