Math Education Program Highlights
Following all current Louisiana state-mandated standards and program requirements, the Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical sciences with a concentration in mathematics education grades 6–12 is accredited by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Curriculum encompasses the study of mathematical sciences and educational practices necessary to be a successful math teacher, including Tier 1 curriculum, planning, instruction, technology implementation and classroom engagement and management. With this bachelor’s degree, you’ll be ready to start a career in math education immediately after graduation with initial teacher certification.
A high-value degree in mathematical sciences
With one of the lowest tuition rates in the state, McNeese State University is recognized for its affordability and high quality of instruction in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas. With a mathematical sciences degree from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, you will enjoy support from a community of alumni and professors, while, as a certified teacher, you’ll be ready to step into one of the many jobs available in the high-demand field of education.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Degree Program: Mathematical Sciences
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
What Can You Do with a Mathematical Sciences Degree?
With a mathematical sciences degree with a concentration in mathematics education grades 6–12 from McNeese, you’ll be qualified to work in middle or high school math classrooms immediately after you graduate. Expand your career opportunities in research, higher education, other specialized areas or leadership roles such as administrators and supervisors by taking graduate-level courses.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
- Master of Education in Educational Leadership
- Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership
- Master of Education in School Counseling
Potential Job Titles or Employers
- Public and Private Schools
Join the Burton College of Education Boots on the Ground community service team in activities such as tutoring, food drives, Habitat for Humanity and more. You can also join academic clubs such as Kappa Kappa Iota, A+PEL and Kappa Delta Pi, as well as the mentorship program, EdRising.
Housing the McNeese Tutoring Center and Math 113 Computer Lab, the Academic Computing and Learning Center offers services to help undergraduate students with course work, particularly in math, chemistry, physics and statistics. As a math education major, you could tutor in the lab to help your peers and gain valuable work experience.
Technology and Equipment
Become an effective teacher while learning to adapt with the changing needs of your classroom and the industry. As a math education major at McNeese, you’ll have access to a variety of tools, including three on-site computer labs, a 3-D printer, iPads, Apple TV, poster maker software, Promethean Panels, Swivels, Qballs and scientific calculators.
Not sure if this program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese and talk about your options with a recruiter.
Dr. Karen Aucoin, Department Head