Mathematics Teaching (B.S.)

FAST FACTS ›

  • Our 72-day student teaching internship exceeds the state’s certification requirements for student teaching by 12 days.
  • Our students complete more than 100 hours in schools prior to student teaching.
  • We are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
ABOUT.

Learn to help students who are mastering the mysteries of mathematics with a degree in mathematics teaching. This program prepares you to teach students in grades 9-12. Early and diversified field experiences will help you sharpen your skills. Our program has top-level faculty who are recognized for their excellence in teaching. In addition to higher-level mathematics courses, you will complete five courses designed specifically for secondary mathematics teachers. This sequence of courses is unique to Clemson and makes our program exceptional in the preparation of teachers. 

CLASSES.

What you'll study:

Field experiences and clinical practice are critical components that allow you to apply your knowledge, skills and dispositions in a variety of settings. All field experiences are monitored to ensure that you have a chance to work with exceptional students and students from different ethnic, racial, gender and socioeconomic groups. The experiences represent a variety of early and ongoing school-based opportunities in which you may observe, assist, tutor, instruct or conduct applied research. These experiences extend the South Carolina Assisting, Developing and Evaluating Professional Teaching (ADEPT) performance standards into practice in school settings.

In your classes, you’ll have chances to participate in undergraduate research projects that will strengthen your connections between theory and the practice of teaching. Our focus is on teaching you how to meet the needs of all the students you will teach. We have specially designed courses geared toward teaching mathematics content, and our mathematics-specific methods courses provide opportunities to deepen content knowledge and develop strategies to help all your future students learn at deep levels. 

Curriculum:

Popular Minors:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Economics

Similar Majors:

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.

The Eugene T. Moore School of Education is committed to providing all students with purposeful, challenging and diverse experiences. It is through a range of carefully constructed, challenging and classroom-based instruction and field-based experiences that students recognize the inherent dignity and value of all individuals, promote equity in education and advocate on behalf of children, families and communities.

Internships and Research Projects:

RESEARCH:
The Inquiry in Motion Institute seeks to improve the motivation, potential and achievement of students and teachers using rigorous learning experiences. This research gives Clemson students strategies for improving student performance.
CEIMS:
Clemson hosts the Center of Excellence for Inquiry in Math and Science, which seeks to increase the number of highly qualified middle school math and science teachers, and the confidence and competence of in-service middle school teachers.
TRAINING:
Casio America Inc. has named Clemson as its Center of Academic Training. Casio’s programs enrich the mathematics classroom and use graphing calculator technology to foster investigations and deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.
JOIN:
Our new student organization affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics allows our preservice teachers to share ideas, have access to publications designed for math teachers and receive discount rates to conferences.

Connect with Other Students:

CAREERS.

What are students doing at graduation?*

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Where are students headed at graduation?*

Recent employers and job titles*

  • Wando High School, S.C. — Math Teacher
  • Eastside High School, S.C. — Math Teacher
  • Dreher High School, S.C. — Math Teacher

Recent graduate schools and sought degree types*

  • University of Connecticut — Master’s
  • Clemson University — Ph.D.

Common Career Areas**

  • Most graduates go on to teach in the state and region while some continue with graduate education.

  • High School (9th-12th)
    • Teaching
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**Provided by the department.
FIND OUT MORE.

Have more questions or want more information? Fill out the form below, which goes directly to the following department contact. If you’d also like to receive general University information from Clemson’s admissions office, please follow the link to the right and sign up to join our mailing list.

Megan Che, Mathematics Education Associate Professor
864-656-2036 — sche@clemson.edu