As a mathematics education major, you will learn the methods of educating children from the fifth grade through the twelfth grade. Students pursuing this degree will complete all the classes required for a mathematics major, including applied mathematics, statistics, and pure mathematics, in addition to education courses. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems. Students will graduate with all the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in middle schools or high schools after passing state exams (IUPUI School of Education, 2019).
Skills and abilities this major develops include: cultural competency, teaching, problem solving, and quantitative skills.