Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics Education program prepares students to become licensed mathematics teachers at the middle and high school levels. We offer a wide range of opportunities to develop expertise in mathematics and in methods of teaching mathematics. Our courses focus on developing deep content knowledge, learning effective methods of teaching mathematics to students of varying ages and abilities, and designing mathematics curriculum materials. Our two specializations are a Middle School Track (grades 5-8) and a High School Track (grades 8-12).

In our program, we include multiple field experiences, starting in freshman year. You will spend a considerable amount of time in the classroom from the beginning, observing and working with young students. During your senior year, under the guidance of mentor teachers, you will assume full responsibility as the mathematics teacher of your very own middle school or high school classroom. Upon graduating, you will be ready to teach in your own classroom!

We encourage students to apply to the Double Degree Program, a joint program between Wheelock and the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). This program allows undergraduates to earn a BS in Mathematics Education from Wheelock and a BA in Mathematics from CAS in four years. The Double Degree Program is open to freshmen applying for September admission only.

Our program puts you on the path to an initial teaching license in middle and/or high school mathematics. You’ll learn from passionate faculty who are former classroom math teachers, in small class sizes for math education courses (~15 students per class), and have frequent field experiences, in which you will tutor, observe, and work with small groups of students, eventually taking full responsibility for classroom instruction. Our program integrates the best of methods and content, making explicit connections between mathematical ideas, teaching strategies, and student work in middle school and high school classrooms, peparing students to teach in urban and suburban school settings, with a focus on equity and English language learners. We emphasize effective strategies to help diverse populations achieve in mathematics, and offer opportunities to teach abroad in Sydney, London, or Quito, Ecuador.

For program requirements and additional details, please visit the BU Bulletin

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For more information, please contact Undergraduate Student Services at 617-353-3177 or sedstdt@bu.edu.

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