Mathematics Education

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point mathematics education major is an undergraduate program that focuses on the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to teach mathematics to students, grades 4-12. Successful candidates in the program earn a bachelor's degree and a Wisconsin teaching license in mathematics education.

Praised for its program outcomes, graduation and retention rates, advising services, student organization opportunities and vast program options, UW-Stevens Point was ranked second in the U.S. on’s Best Colleges for Education Majors list.

Explore Career Opportunities in Mathematics Education

UW-Stevens Point graduates in the School of Education typically have some of the highest career outcome rates in full-time teaching jobs within their first year after graduation across the UW System.​ Mathematics education graduates are well prepared to teach children in diverse classroom settings.

This option is structured to ensure students satisfy the licensing requirements for secondary teacher certification by completing dedicated geometry and statistics courses containing integrated educational methods. Additional mathematics courses from the areas of analysis, abstract algebra, and discrete mathematics provide a comprehensive content preparation. Additional educational training in mathematics teaching technology, mathematics educational
methods, and the history of mathematics ensure subject competency. A secondary/middle school student teaching experience completes the requirements for this major.

Get Involved on Campus

Through volunteer opportunities and varied professional development opportunities, students will be active learners closely involved in real-world situations designed to ensure your professional success.

Our students are academically engaged, highly motivated and actively involved at the local, state, national and international levels. Student organizations are vital to pre-professional experiences. As such, the School of Education sponsors the following organizations: Aspiring Educators, Association for the Education of Young Children, Kappa Delta Pi, Student Council for Exceptional Children, and Math Club, which is sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Our program provides students with frequent opportunities for hands-on learning in PK-12 classrooms and schools. This includes practicum experiences working with school-aged children early and often throughout the program.

Student teaching is the culminating experience in the teacher candidate’s academic program of study at UW-Stevens Point. It provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to practice and refine their knowledge and skills under the supervision and guidance of cooperating teachers and our own faculty who have dedicated their careers to education and a lifetime of student learning.

Meet Your Mathematics Education Professors

Our faculty and staff from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and School of Education are caring, involved and committed to student success. They are dynamically responsive to the changes happening in education and offer outstanding support to our students’ professional preparation.

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