What you'll learn studying Mathematics in Secondary Education

Prepare for a rewarding career as a secondary mathematics educator. In the secondary mathematics education program in the UW-Platteville Department of Mathematics, you’ll develop your analytical skills, enhance your problem-solving abilities, and discover the tools you need to educate future generations. This degree will provide the skills needed to teach mathematics at either the middle or high school level, as well as providing a solid foundation in mathematics that can be used outside of teaching as well.

Through this program, you'll complete courses in calculus, analytic geometry, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, and statistical methods. Outside the classroom, you can build on your experience through student clubs and organizations, and community projects like tutoring, volunteering, and student teaching opportunities in community schools.

Careers in Mathematics in Secondary Education

UW-Platteville offers an ideal program for education professionals who want to combine their passions for teaching and research. In addition to gaining personal mastery over complex mathematical concepts, you will learn standardized teaching techniques designed for the various ways that middle- and high-school students learn.

When you study mathematics in secondary education, some of the roles you will be prepared for include:

  • Middle school math teacher
  • High school math teacher
  • Mathematics tutor
  • Special education teacher
  • Mathematics education coordinator

Most graduates of this program teach mathematics in the classroom at the secondary level in public or private schools. You can also choose to put your knowledge and skills to work in a variety of other rewarding career paths.

Discover by doing

Classroom instruction is important for those pursuing careers teaching secondary mathematics, but learning outside the classroom is just as important. You’ll have opportunities that include research, internships, volunteering, and student teaching.


Mathematics Learning Center

Students pursuing a secondary education mathematics degree also have access to peer tutoring services at the Mathematics Learning Center. Walk-in services include answering questions about assignments and clarifying concepts. Students who are interested can also apply to work as a tutor in the Mathematics Learning Center while completing their degree.