BA Mathematics - Minor in Education

University Campus

School districts across the country need qualified math teachers who can make this fundamental and challenging subject accessible to all students. Saint Leo’s Mathematics major with minor in Education prepares you to meet that demand.

Why choose Mathematics with an Education Minor at Saint Leo?

Strike a unique balance with interdisciplinary study in Mathematics and Education: Build a foundation in statistics, calculus, algebra and computer programming, and learn innovative methods to teach these subjects to middle and secondary school students, including special education, multicultural and at-risk populations.

Saint Leo's Mathematics program challenges you to think critically and abstractly, and teaches you to apply mathematical models to solve real-world problems. With a 14:1 student-faculty ratio at University Campus, you’ll receive personal attention and forge close working relationships with faculty in both the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education & Social Services.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Mathematics Methods in the Middle and Secondary School
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Education Governance, History and Philosophy

Professional development opportunities

  • Student teaching: Prepare and teach lessons in a secondary school classroom, under the guidance of a mentor-teacher. The Education minor includes one practicum, with an optional second practicum and an optional extra semester for full-time teaching experience.
  • 21st century classroom: Discover how to enhance learning with technologies such as iPads, the Mimio Teach and MimioVote™ assessment system and interactive SMART Boards.
  • Senior Research: Complete a research project your senior year, and present at a local math conference, Saint Leo University Academic Excellence Day or to a faculty panel.
  • Co-curricular activities: Participate in math club and the Future Teachers Association. Become an active member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society for Educators.
  • Conferences: Travel to national and local math meetings. Present at the Mathematical Association of America Florida conference.

What can you do with a degree in Mathematics with an Education Minor?

The minor in Education helps prepare students to teach mathematics at the secondary level. Graduates with Mathematics degrees work in a variety of industries, including finance, biotech, government, computer science and insurance. A bachelor’s degree in math is a useful stepping stone for graduate study in pure and applied mathematics, medicine, engineering and law. If you want to teach, many school districts and states will require a teaching certificate, which may require additional preparation.

Math majors hold the following job titles:

  • Math Teacher
  • Math Tutor
  • Actuary
  • Financial Advisor
  • Statistician
  • Software Engineer
  • Economist
  • Computer System Analyst

Where are Saint Leo Mathematics and Education grads now?

  • University of Colorado at Denver, M.S. Biostatistics
  • College of William & Mary, M.S. Computer Science
  • Louisiana State University, Ph.D. Mathematics
  • Saint Leo University, M.A. Instructional Design

Ready to apply?

Visit our Admission page.

View Degree Requirements