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​Mathematics Education

The mathematics education major is a joint program in the Department of Mathematics and the School of Education’s Teaching and Leadership program.

Committed to the integration of theory and practice through university-school partnerships and extensive field-based experiences for all students, the major engages students in both the conceptual understanding and procedural fluency of mathematics while also preparing them to teach and instruct math skills in the classroom.

About the School of Education

The School of Education is a national leader in enhancing educational practice. A pioneer in the inclusion movement, the School of Education continues that tradition through its work to improve urban education.


Core coursework highlights curriculum development, educational leadership, and teaching methods. Sample courses include:

  • Teaching and Learning Functions
  • Principles of Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
  • Methods and Curriculum in Teaching Math
  • Adapting Instruction for Diverse Student Needs
  • Teaching and Learning Functions
  • Assessment & Data-Driven Instruction

View official B.A. requirements

Practical Experience

Students enrolled in the mathematics education major have access to multiple experiential learning opportunities that complement their coursework

  • Work with children in urban, suburban, and rural settings during extensive field placements.
  • Gain in-class experience teaching in classrooms around the world through short-term study abroad programs.
  • Build skills at local schools and organizations including Head Start and the Syracuse City School District.
  • Assist faculty in theory development and research.

Study Abroad

Ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S.,  Syracuse Abroad  has more than 100 programs in 60 countries, with nearly half of all students going abroad during their four years.

To make study abroad more affordable, apply for a Himan Brown Fellows scholarship, a scholarship exclusively for School of Education students.

Life After Syracuse University

With a mathematics education degree you can pursue careers such as:

  • Math teacher
  • Textbook author
  • Statistician
  • Mathematician
  • Actuary

Or, pursue a graduate degree in the areas of education or public administration. Recent graduates of the program have attended many of the top graduate schools in the U.S.