Mathematics Education at John Brown University

Major in Mathematics Education

Become an educator • Learn to teach mathematics • Impact the next generation

Learn how to teach the fundamentals of mathematics.

At JBU, we know that your desire to help others learn and grow comes from God. In the mathematics education major, you'll revisit foundational mathematical concepts and learn to successfully teach at a secondary education level. With on-campus model classrooms and exposure to real classrooms starting in your very first semester, you will graduate well-prepared to teach in a public or private school classroom.

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Learn from experts

JBU's experienced mathematics faculty will aid students in how to educate and engage with their future students through practice, discussion and shadowing.

Gain experience

Students will have multiple opportunities even from their first semester to practice teaching on campus and in classrooms outside of JBU.

Teach globally

JBU is accredited so that students can transfer their teaching license easily across states and internationally. 

What to expect as a mathematics education student at JBU


Shadow veteran teachers

Students spend a lot of time in clinical-style education with mentor teachers. Through observing and teaching alongside these teachers, JBU students become confident in their capabilities in areas such as classroom management and lesson planning.


Gain competence and skill

From the very first semester, students get to have an in-classroom experience. JBU students get the chance to practice teaching for more time than most students in other mathematics education programs. This creates great confidence, trust and respect in the student's mentor teachers, as well as future employers. 


Teach abroad

JBU students can spend time studying in Lithuania, Guatemala, Honduras, Northern Ireland and various parts of the world. Not only does JBU equip students to be able to transfer their teaching license to go and teach other places, but gives them a chance to enhance their teaching education abroad before they even graduate

What can you do with a mathematics education degree?

JBU students will have multiple opportunities to explore the topics and fields they feel called to in order to better launch themselves upon graduation.

Public & private schools

JBU's mathematics education program qualifies students to teach in private and public schools across the U.S.

Education administrator

These professionals oversee the daily aspect of childcare centers, preschools or other schools. This position typically requires an advanced degree.

Teach abroad

Many international and missionary-based schools are looking for qualified teachers to serve around the world.

Graduate school

Many graduates choose to pursue a degree in higher education to teach collegiate coursework in education. (Check out JBU's master's in higher education.)



The future you starts at JBU.

Equip yourself for a successful career and a life of purpose.