Dr. Ron Preston
MSITE Director of Students
352E Flanagan Building
Are you passionate about the study of mathematics? Have you ever
found that helping others to solve a problem or understand a mathematics
concept is rewarding? Then teaching high school mathematics may be for
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education prepares students to
teach high school mathematics, but graduates are also qualified to
teach middle grades mathematics. Since high school mathematics teaching
positions have been the hardest to fill in North Carolina for the past
several years, graduates of the program are in high demand.
Mathematics education majors get multiple opportunities to work with
master teachers in the high school setting and profit from ECU’s
Clinical Schools Network. A large group of talented faculty members
teach courses in laboratory settings with cutting-edge technology and
provide instructional and mentoring support for students.
ECU’s mathematics teacher preparation program is distinguished from
most by its addition of pedagogical content courses to the traditional
mathematics and mathematics methods preparation. These applied
mathematics courses treat high school mathematics curriculum in an
advanced and connected manner, focusing on alternate solution
strategies, multiple representations, and student misconceptions.
The mathematics education program has received awards, as has its
faculty, students, and alumni. While in the program, students are
encouraged to join local, state, and national mathematics education
organizations and to attend professional development. Through the
direction of the local student-lead mathematics education organization
and program courses, students engage in numerous mathematics activities
outside the classroom.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
College of Education Academic Success Center
There are a number of important milestones along the way to completing your BS in Mathematics Education: Upper Division, Internship Application, Senior Summary, Application for Graduation, and Licensure Application. Let's take each in turn.