Students work together April 5, 2017 in the Math Resource Center in O'Shaughnessy Science Hall.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education (5-12)

Join the in-demand field of math education while helping students learn new ways of thinking mathematically and honing their problem-solving skills.

Mathematics teachers help students understand math in its many forms, including algebra, geometry and calculus. You will learn to help students apply these skills, relieve "math anxiety" and realize their ability to work with numbers. Math skills are in high demand in the workplace, increasing the demand for high-quality math teachers who can educate students to fulfill the need.

Why Study Mathematics Education at St. Thomas?

You can graduate from this program in four years with a license to teach mathematics. You’ll earn a bachelor’s degree with a double major in mathematics and education. Faculty in mathematics work closely with faculty in education to provide you with a comprehensive preparation for the 5-12 classroom.

You will:

  • Earn a mathematics major along with the education major
  • Earn a license to teach in 5-12 education along with important leadership skills
  • Gain the knowledge and skills to have a positive impact on students in the K-12 classroom
  • Become part of a supportive network of fellow students, alumni and faculty that will inspire and sustain you throughout your career
  • Learn from expert faculty closely connected with the K-12 classroom who are here to help you shape your path to your own classroom
  • Gain a deep understanding of the education system in Minnesota

Program Overview

  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degree Awarded
  • Mentored Clinical Practice
  • Courses in mathematics span calculus, abstract algebra, geometry and more, and are coupled with coursework in curriculum and instruction, along with field experience in teaching.

    Our faculty are here to develop your four-year plan catered to your personal and professional goals.

    Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education (5-12)

    We support you as you develop your teaching skills. Throughout your student teaching, you’ll have regularly scheduled seminars with faculty and peers. The mentorship you receive will ensure your student teaching experience meets your needs and facilitates your growth, both personally and professionally.

    Course Requirements

    Courses in mathematics span calculus, abstract algebra, geometry and more, and are coupled with coursework in curriculum and instruction, along with field experience in teaching.

    Four-Year Plan

    Our faculty are here to develop your four-year plan catered to your personal and professional goals.

    Degree Awarded

    Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education (5-12)

    Mentored Clinical Practice

    We support you as you develop your teaching skills. Throughout your student teaching, you’ll have regularly scheduled seminars with faculty and peers. The mentorship you receive will ensure your student teaching experience meets your needs and facilitates your growth, both personally and professionally.

    A female mathematics teacher posing in front of a blackboard.

    Career Paths

    • 5-12 Mathematics Teacher
    • High School Math Teacher
    • Middle School Mathematics Teacher

    Quick Facts

    95%

    of our elementary and secondary teacher candidates pass rates on the Basic Skills and Pedagogy licensure exams on the first try.

    100%

    of our graduates pass the middle school science and reading content exams the first time.

    8

    Tommies have been named Minnesota Teacher of the year since 2000.