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School of Education

School of Education Mathematics Education Degree

Major

PREPARE TO LEAD WITH A SECONDARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHING DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS

The UW-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 Study.com’s Best Colleges for Education Majors list.

Why Study Mathematics Education at UW-Stevens Point?

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.

Department Scholarships

High-achieving students are eligible for many significant awards and scholarships thanks to generous support from our alumni, friends, and corporate partners. We have scholarship opportunities for fall and spring semester, with selections determined by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Ranking

Ranked #2 in the U.S.

For the second year in a row, the education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been ranked second in the nation according to Study.com.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

The Mathematics Education major will complete 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.

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.

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.

MEET YOUR FACULTY

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Daniel Harnett

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences
(715) 346-4127
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Senfeng Liang

  • Associate Professor, Math Education

Nathan Wetzel

  • Mathematical Sciences Professor
  • Mathematics Service Courses, Coordinator

Sinan Kanbir

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics