Are you passionate about the study of mathematics and want to motivate young people to be well-prepared for a wide array of rewarding careers? The mathematics education program provides undergraduate students with opportunities for preparing to teach high school mathematics via the BS in Mathematics Education and to teach middle grades or elementary mathematics with a mathematics concentration. Licensed teachers may enhance their skills by pursuing graduate work via a Graduate Certificate in Elementary Mathematics Education or through an MAEd in Mathematics Education that has concentrations at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.
Faculty publish in leading journals, pursue and administer externally funded grants, and present at regional, national, and international conferences. Graduate students participate creatively via action research projects conducted in their classrooms and by presenting at local and state conferences. Undergraduates complete honor's projects and independent studies that allow them to develop their creative abilities and also co-present with faculty at state conferences.
Mathematics education faculty serve the university at the department, college, and university level. Faculty are active in state and national organizations, holding offices and serving on working groups. Students are active in the Gamma Chapter (student affiliate of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and in numerous university and civic functions.