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Mathematics Teacher Education

Mathematics teachers must be able to share their expertise and instruct students in a clear, concise and coherent manner. Academic programs train prospective teachers to communicate math principles to students in an effective way. Read on to learn more about options in this field.

Inside Mathematics Teacher Education

Many schools offer teacher education programs with a focus on mathematics education. The extent of training depends on the desired teaching level of the prospective teacher. For aspiring elementary school teachers, most elementary education programs include sections devoted to general math education. High school math programs cover advanced math topics, like algebra, geometry, calculus and statistics. College-level teaching often requires a background in a specific area of mathematics or the ability to teach related math courses. Therefore, programs geared towards postsecondary teaching typically include theory, logic, advanced geometry or mathematical analysis courses.

High school and elementary-level teaching at public schools usually requires a bachelor's degree and a teaching license. Math teachers at the college level don't need to be licensed, but they often require a master's or doctoral degree, depending on the employer and teaching level sought, such as a tenured or research position. Students in mathematics teaching programs can expect to take courses in all types of mathematics as well as courses devoted to teaching practices and methods. These courses can include topics in curriculum development, classroom management, educational psychology and human development.

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