Mathematics Teaching (B.S.)


The University offers 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:

  • Abstract algebra
  • Calculus
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Geometry
  • History of mathematics
  • Linear algebra
  • Number theory
  • Probability and statistics

In addition, students complete 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, or work as math tutors in the Math and Writing Center at ISU.

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 housed on the second floor of University Hall.

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.

Required Courses


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 a number of scholarships.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Indiana State University


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Indiana State University