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Program Highlights

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)

Availability: In person

Program overview

Explore More for Math Education Majors

In partnership with two nation-wide education consulting firms, McNeese continues to update its program curriculum with the most current knowledge and research-based practices in education, including working with diverse populations of students, competency-based assessments, technological tools and special education course work. Here are just a few examples of what makes McNeese first choice for mathematical sciences degrees.

Financial aid and scholarships:

More than 15 program scholarships are available specifically for math education majors. Learn more from the Office of Financial Aid.

Excellence with a personal touch

True to McNeese’s motto, the math education program features small classes led by highly qualified faculty, academic advisors and instructors who are available online and in person, and a designated program advisor who will help you achieve what you need for your degree.

Applied learning:

Complete more than 145 hours of practice in the field with support and mentorship from award-winning faculty. During each field experience, you’ll focus on different classroom topics, from educational measurements to diversity to secondary methods.

Residency:

With classroom management and teaching support, you will complete a two-semester residency to become familiar with the growth of students, culture of a classroom and expectations of a teacher from the beginning of a school year through the end. During the final year in this bachelor’s degree program, you’ll also develop a performance portfolio, including a service-learning project. An assigned faculty member, along with a university evaluator and state-certified Mentor Teacher, provide evaluations and offer feedback to help you improve your teaching practices.

Careers and Opportunities

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

Student Activities

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.

Academic Support

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.

Math Education Grades 6–12

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Program Contact

Dr. Karen Aucoin, Department Head
337-475-5789
aucoin@mcneese.edu