For those looking to pursue a career in teaching, the Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences at Southwestern Adventist University offers a B.S. in Mathematics with a Secondary Teaching Certification. With this degree, you will learn techniques needed to teach mathematics at the high school level.
With this degree, students will learn teaching techniques, gain valuable classroom experience and take a variety of classes that will prepare them to work with and inspire the next generations. If becoming a mathematics teacher isn’t what you’re looking for but you are still passionate about teaching, Southwestern Adventist University offers Secondary Teaching Certifications in a variety of areas.
According to the BLS, a 4% employment growth of secondary school teachers is expected between 2018 and 2028. The United States Department of Labor also reports that math is one of the subjects lacking qualified teachers in many rural and urban schools, making job prospects for secondary math teachers highly favorable.
As a mathematics teacher, you will be working as part of an academic team to teach the complex fundamentals of mathematics that students need to excel and succeed in their future career field. A typical workday would include “school hours but may also include evenings and weekends to prepare lessons and grade papers.” (BLS) The great thing is that, depending on your school, most teachers get summer breaks!