Skip to main content

Image for Mathematics (B.S.) - Teaching Specialization

Mathematics (B.S.) - Teaching Specialization

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus

To make an impact - teaching.

The world becomes more technologically sophisticated every year. As a result, so do the best careers. If our nation's young people are to be prepared for those careers, they're going to need the help of skilled mathematics educators such as those prepared by the SDSU mathematics education program. Our program is fairly unique in that our students receive a B.S. in mathematics with teaching specialization rather than the more common B.S. in education. The extra degree of mathematical mastery that comes with the B.S. in mathematics allows our mathematics education graduates to give their own students the full benefit of a deep understanding of mathematics and how it will be used in their university studies and careers. It also prepares our graduates exceptionally well for graduate school. If you love mathematics and want to make a difference in the lives of young people, SDSU’s B.S. in mathematics with teaching specialization is a great way to go!

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are an analytical, logical thinker.
  • Enjoy solving problems.
  • Enjoy an intellectual challenge.
  • Have a strong work ethic.
  • Want to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Career Opportunities

  • K12 mathematics teacher
  • Mathematics education professor and researcher (with additional education)

Recent Employers

  • South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa school districts
  • Graduate school

Clubs and Organizations

  • Math Club
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (student chapter)

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.