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Mathematics Teaching

Share your passion in mathematics and teach students in grades 5-12.

Mathematics Teaching – B.S. in Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching Emphasis

The Mathematics Teaching option at Montana State is specifically designed for students who wish to become licensed to teach mathematics to middle and high school students in grades 5 through 12. Mathematics Teaching students are enrolled in a combination of mathematics and education coursework designed to prepare those students to thrive as teachers. Often, Mathematics Teaching majors also obtain a teaching minor to strengthen their skills and reach more students within the classroom.

In addition to a teaching major, Mathematics Teaching can also be taken as a minor.



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Goldwater Scholars
Montana State is the Top 3 in the West, after Stanford and Cal Tech, in recipients of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for students in math, science and engineering.

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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.

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Montana’s Research Leader
Montana State leverages more than $120 million annually to support pioneering research across our departments, institutes and centers.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Mathematics Teaching students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Middle School Teaching
  • High School Teaching
  • Tutoring

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.