Mathematics Teaching B.S. (Purdue degree)Offered by: Department of Mathematical Sciences Students who complete this program have all of the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as a middle school or high school mathematics teacher. Mathematics teachers are in great demand nationwide.
Why choose this program?
From day one as a math major, you’ll receive the personal attention and support you need to be successful. As the term "mathematical sciences" correctly suggests, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education coexist harmoniously within the department. Our students have the opportunity to work with award-winning faculty and often conduct research to expand knowledge in the mathematics as well as apply mathematical solutions to problems in other fields such as engineering, computer science and the life health sciences.
The IUPUI undergraduate mathematics program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Purdue University, with a concentration in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, or secondary education
What will you learn?
Mathematics is one of the oldest and most fundamental sciences. Mathematics is the science of quantitative relationships using numbers and symbols. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics and business problems. Mathematics is usually referred to as pure (theoretical and abstract) or applied (practical problem solving). Mathematics includes the following specialty areas: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, probability, and statistics.
What will you do?
Students who complete this program have all of the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as a middle school or high school mathematics teacher. After passing the professional exams offered by the state, they will be fully certified to teach. Mathematics teachers are in great demand nationwide. Students earning their teaching certification in mathematics can easily find jobs almost anywhere in the country, and experienced math teachers make more than many people think. The national average salary for math teachers is between $54,330-$55,990.
Mentoring peers leads student to meaningful experiences in mathematicsStacey Abshire Mathematics, Undergraduate