Degree Options in Math Education

Secondary Mathematics

Secondary Mathematics - Secondary Teaching (PMTH) - BT Major

Middle Level Mathematics

Middle Level Mathematics (Teaching) (MLMA) - BS Minor

Course Outline

Future Trends in Mathematics Education

  • According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011, employment of teachers is expected to grow by 13% between 2008 and 2018. STEM related teaching fields are in high demand.
  • According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 18% of schools had a very difficult time filling vacancies for Mathematics Teachers.
  • In a STEM teaching promotion flyer by Teach.com, they state that in the year 2000, 31% of high school students were taught by teachers without a major or teaching certificate (see graph below).
  • Overall, there is a growing awareness that the two major influences in a child’s success in school comes from 1) teacher’s content knowledge and 2) teacher’s care and understanding for his or her students (Brahier 2013).
  • STEM education is the growing trend of the future with an increased emphasis on mathematical modelling, inquiry, mathematical applications, and data analysis.
Math Education Stats

WSU Math Ed. Graduates Helping to Fill U.S. Teacher Shortage