Teaching Mathematics B.A.Sc.

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Department of Education

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Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Program Type
Bachelor of Applied Science
College of Education and Human Service Professions

About this Program

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Teaching Mathematics is offered by the Department of Education in conjunction with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Students expand their knowledge by taking a variety of mathematics courses. They look at mathematics from different perspectives and develop their teaching mathematics knowledge through coursework and classroom experiences.

The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) offers a variety of content areas for specialization. Classes will include a combination of specific content areas and teacher education coursework. Within the teacher education program, students will have hands-on exposure to classrooms through volunteer experiences, field apprenticeships, and student teaching.

  • Graduates will be eligible for MN licensure in Teaching Mathematics grades 5-12
  • Focused coursework on teaching about and with American Indians, as well as the role of diversity in American education; candidates develop an understanding of working with all learners
  • Known for preparing teachers who are technologically adept and skillful
  • Program is relevant and current, faculty engage in best practices, professional collaborations, and research in education
  • Field-based program with many weeks of opportunities to be immersed in multiple classrooms.
  • Opportunity to student teach abroad

Acquired Skills

  • Effective lesson plan design and instruction
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to create instruction opportunities that are adapted to students with diverse backgrounds and exceptionalities
  • Use of data to improve programs and instruction

Career Possibilities

Entry Level:

  • Middle or high school teacher
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • Human Resources

Advanced Degree:

  • Dean of Students
  • Principal
  • School Counselor
  • Superintendent
  • Community College Instructor

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Admissions and Scholarships

Students in CEHSP are eligible for more than 100 scholarships each academic year typically totaling $370,000 annually.  For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit the CEHSP scholarship webpage.

UMD's Education Department has over 25 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Scholarships vary in criteria and some are specifically for subject areas or students entering student teaching in the US or starting their student teaching abroad.

Faculty Highlights

  • Recipients of campus and college awards for outstanding teaching, research, advising, and service
  • Faculty members are dedicated teachers, academic advisors, scholarly researchers, and curriculum designers