Mathematics Education
School of Education

Mathematics Education

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

127 credits

required for program
  • PSEO/Early college online classes

The mathematics education degree will prepare you to teach mathematics to children in grades 5-12. This degree also prepares you for further graduate study.

A degree in mathematics education may be the right degree for you if you

  • enjoy problem solving
  • are comfortable working with numbers
  • eager to serve
  • passionate about teaching
  • are interested in a career in education

Why study mathematics education at Northwestern?

You’ll learn the subject matter and how to create a supportive learning environment for students of all backgrounds. Our faculty believe in equipping you with the expertise and cultural competence needed to stand out from your peers.

Northwestern’s School of Education provides four levels of classroom practicum experience:

  • The first level allows you to find your personal “fit” within the teaching profession.
  • The second focuses on developing theory and skills related to diversity.
  • The third engages you to apply methodologies within your chosen field by creating, teaching, and evaluating lessons in a school classroom.
  • The final level is full-time student teaching in a chosen licensure field.

The School of Education provides teacher education programs approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching and as a result meet the state standards adopted for licensure programs as defined in state rule 8710.2000 through 8710.8080. All licensure programs are aligned with INTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards and the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice.

Request Information


Careers in mathematics education

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in mathematics education.

What types of work are related to this degree?

  • Teaching in your area of specialty
  • Private tutoring
  • Creating/directing educational programs
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructional design (technology training may be required)
  • Textbook editing
  • Online education
  • Student life/student affairs
  • Corporate or business training and development
  • Statistician
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Institutional research
  • Teacher for US citizenship classes
View Career Guide
of Northwestern’s education graduates felt professionally prepared
meets licensure requirements for the Minnesota Board of Teaching
of seniors grew in their relationship with God during their time at Northwestern

Still have questions about this program or how to apply?

Our team is ready with answers!

Discover the School of Education

Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.