Why Earn Your Mathematics Degree at Saint Leo University?
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.
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.
Students must select at least 9 credits from 300- or 400-level mathematics courses to fulfill their major electives and up to 6 credits of Engineering or Computer Programing courses.
Saint Leo University offers a minor in education for students in other majors who may want to teach at the secondary level, but for whom teaching is not their first career choice. The minor is not recommended for students who plan to become certified teachers in K-12 classrooms, because it does not offer the same marketability or extensive professional preparation as the education major. Students wishing to major in math who plan to teach may consider pursuing a double major in Math and Education or an Education major with a specialization in math.
Undergraduate Mathematics Program Details
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 15:1 student-faculty ratio at University Campus, you’ll receive personal attention and forge close working relationships with faculty in both the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Education & Social Services.
Learn Your Way:
Online, On Campus, or Near You
What are the on-campus facilities like?
Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.
What are the benefits of earning your mathematics degree online?
Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.
Learn about the Online Experience
Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.
Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA
Are education centers near you offering mathematics degree programs?
You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.
No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.
How will you gain real experience?
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.
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.
Participate in math club and the Future Teachers Association. Become an active member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society for Educators.
Travel to national and local math meetings. Present at the Mathematical Association of America Florida conference.
What can you do with an undergraduate mathematics degree?
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.
What are the top mathematics degree jobs?
- Math Teacher
- Math Tutor
- Financial Advisor
- Software Engineer
- Computer System Analyst
Where are Saint Leo mathematics graduates 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
College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo University offers students a broad education that lays a durable foundation for critical and independent thinking. The essential spirit of the liberal arts is a cornerstone of the varied degree programs. From biology to English to sociology, students enjoy a nice selection of in-demand degree programs for all interests.
Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Students travel to Europe through our cultural immersion courses, research unique plant species while trekking through the Peruvian Amazon, and attend film screenings and poetry readings. With highly experienced professors who bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom, students are prepared to work in a variety of rewarding fields. The College supports more than 30 degree programs across University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.
"Saint Leo's Creative Writing MA program helped me immensely as a reader and a writer. Learning to read not only what is in a story, but paying careful attention to how it's written, is just one of the memorable gifts I received from this program's helpful faculty and encouraging environment."
Janna Correa, (Fiction, 2022)
This program allows growth as a writer and as a person. The experience was absurdly personal. Absurd because of the organic evolution fostered by its leadership and absurd because of the personal touches from the instructors. Why expect that? St. Leo is invested in its students. You get more than you bargained for.
Jimmy Sutman, (Poetry, 2022)
It can be intimidating to go back to school after decades of being in the workforce. But as a non-traditional student, I felt nothing but a warm welcome from Saint Leo faculty and my classmates. I started my first semester at another university and wasn't happy. I transferred to Saint Leo and learned more than I could have ever imagined in this program. Best decision I ever made. Thanks to my studies there, I'm getting ready to release my first book at the end of this year!
Lisa Moody, (Nonfiction, 2021)
Being a part of the Creative Writing program at Saint Leo was the right choice for me, as it allowed me to pursue my degree from another state while also working a full-time job. I was still able to have the invaluable experience of connecting with a group of like-minded writers through the in-person residency, and I still maintain those relationships today. Through your coursework in this program, you will both read and write quality work and have constant support and encouragement from professors who really do care about your future as a writer.
Susan Abercrombie, (Nonfiction, 2021)
I enjoyed the close-knit literary community that Saint Leo University provided in the Creative Writing Nonfiction program. The instructors are a very experienced, passionate, and supportive group. I am a confident and better writer because of the workshops, the effective and inspiring feedback from faculty, and peer support.
Tisha Arther, (Nonfiction, 2022)
When I started the MA in Creative Writing at Saint Leo University, I didn't know what to expect and I didn't know if I would be able to fit into the program. After I left my first day of residency, I never questioned the absolute certainty that I had finally found where I belonged as a writer. The faculty were knowledgeable and encouraging, my peers were talented and welcoming, and the university offered an experience catered to my success. Participating in this program absolutely changed the trajectory of my life - as both a student and educator.
Danielle Knight, (Fiction, 2020)
Saint Leo University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.
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