Mathematics class during STEM Camp at Methodist University

Mathematics Education

Degree Type:
Bachelor’s Degree, Teacher Licensure
Mode of Study:
On Campus

The Mathematics Education (9-12) program at Methodist University will prepare students for a career as a mathematics educator in the high school classroom. Our program will provide all of the necessary knowledge and teaching skills for you to succeed on this endeavor.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with a Mathematics Education bachelor degree include mathematics teacher, tutor, instructional coordinator, and so much more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with a Mathematics Education degree. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Mathematical science teacher (postsecondary): $79,050
  • Tutor: $39,760
  • Instructional coordinator: $60,090

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Methodist University’s Mathematics Education program?

If you have questions, reach out to Dr. Patricia Fecher using the contact info at the bottom of the page. If you’re ready to apply today, click the button below!

Major Requirements

The Mathematics major with Teacher Licensure consists of 71 credits distributed as follows:

Content Course Requirements

36 credits

CSC 2010 Introduction to Computer Science (3) or CSC 2020 Introduction to Programming (3) MAT 3050 The History of Mathematics (3)
MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3) MAT 3090 Calculus III (3)
MAT 2310 Calculus I (3) MAT 3120 Linear Algebra (3)
MAT 2320 Calculus II (3) MAT 3150 Modern College Geometry (3)
MAT 2500 Discrete Mathematics I (3) MAT 3160 Abstract Algebra (3)
MAT 2600 Transition to Abstract Mathematics (3) MAT 3200 Probability and Statistics (3)

Teacher Professional Licensure

35 credits

Students must earn a final grade of C or better in all courses with an EDU or SPE prefix.

EDU 1420 Field Experience I (1) EDU/MAT 3845 Topics in Mathematics Education (3)
EDU 2400 Instructional Technology (2) EDU 4070 Professional Orientation (2)
EDU 2420 Field Experience II (1) EDU/MAT 4145 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle/Secondary School (3)
EDU 2510 Foundations of Education (3) EDU 4190 Seminar in Positive Behavior Development (3)
EDU 3300 Educational Psychology (3) *EDU 4210 Student Teaching (10)
EDU 3420 Field Experience III (1) SPE 2550 Educating Diverse Populations (3)

Licensure Testing Requirements

0 credits

ETS Praxis I Core Academic Skills Test for Educators or requisite ACT/SAT passing scores (test codes: 5713, 5723, 5733, or combined test code: 5752) ETS Performance Assessment (PPAT)
Praxis II, Secondary Education Mathematics (test code: 5161)  

*A final grade of B or better is required in this course to apply for a North Carolina Teacher License

NC State Board of Education Complaint Process

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules. Complaints may address Educator Preparation Program requirements set forth in Article 15(D) of Chapter 115C. The SBE does not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an EPP, commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. All complaints filed with the SBE must be in writing. A person or entity may file a written complaint with SBE by filling out a complaint form and submitting online and/or mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form.


Patricia Fecher, Ed.D.

Associate Provost, Academic Operations; Interim Chair & Associate Professor of Education; SACSCOC Liaison
Dr. Patricia Fecher