The Mathematics Teaching Program is accredited by the National Council for the
Accreditation of Teacher Education. There is a critical shortage of qualified math teachers in Indiana and throughout
the United States. The job placement rate for mathematics teaching graduates is excellent.
The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in mathematics
for students who wish to obtain licensure to teach in middle school, junior high, and high school.
Students complete a core of mathematics courses in areas such as:
History of mathematics
Probability and statistics
In addition, students complete electives—plus professional education courses to prepare them for teaching.
Before graduating, all students work as student teachers and obtain experience
in providing education to middle and high school students. In addition, many of our students provide help with mathematics for area students from middle and high schools.
Students can also participate in the SMART program developed by the mathematics faculty.
Advisors work with each student in the selection of courses prior to registration each semester.
Each student's study benefits from use of the Center of Mathematics Education Resource Library. In addition, there are
opportunities for employment tutoring in the Mathematics Resource Center.
Mathematics teaching majors can join and participate in the student chapter of the
honorary mathematics fraternity, Pi Mu Epsilon. Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs—which range
from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
Graduates are prepared to teach mathematics to students in middle and high schools throughout the
country. The job placement rate for mathematics teaching graduates is excellent. There is a critical shortage
of qualified math teachers in Indiana and throughout the United States.
In addition, the Mathematics Teaching Program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science awards scholarships, including the
Hazel Nelson Lobb Memorial, Gladys Gillman Taylor Scholarship, Gary Erwin Memorial Scholarship,
Dr. Vesper D. Moore Memorial Scholarship, Alton D. and Juanita S. Andrews Memorial Scholarship,
Muyrel M. Blaikie Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics, and the Stanley Scholarship.
For more information about these awards, contact the department.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.