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The Bethel major in Mathematics with Education 5-12 Licensure is comprised of a complete undergraduate B.A. in Mathematics along with all education courses required to meet Minnesota standards for middle and high school teachers. Along with mathematical studies, you’ll learn best modern practices for preparing and presenting lessons to help your students stay engaged and retain what they learn.

Why should I study math education?

Bethel graduates of the Mathematics with Education 5-12 Licensure program consistently perform above or significantly above state and national averages on mathematics content and/or pedagogy licensure examinations (Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations). We continue to receive excellent feedback from the regional education community regarding the superior work ethic, integrity, and mathematics content preparation of our graduates.

What can I do with this degree?

Our math education majors teach in places like:

  • Mounds View Public Schools
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
  • North St. Paul High School
  • Shakopee Junior High
  • New Heights School, Stillwater, MN
  • Central Middle School, White Bear Lake, MN
  • Royalton Middle/High School
  • John Glenn Middle School
  • Dakota Hills Middle School, Eagan, MN
  • Blaine High School
  • Christian Heritage Academy, Rosemount, MN

Visit our alumni page to see what our recent graduates have been doing.

What skills will I develop?

  • How to think mathematically
  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Linear algebra
  • Probability and statistics
  • Discrete math
  • Proof techniques
  • Problem solving
  • Preparation for teaching mathematics, including AP math courses

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

While at Bethel, math students can earn money as teaching assistants or as tutors in Bethel's MathLab, which is recognized as a national innovator in providing math support for undergraduate math students. These opportunities also provide experience communicating mathematical concepts in an easy-to-understand way and grading student work.

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