Academic Programs - Undergraduate

Mathematics Education

Mathematics Education is ideal for keen problem solvers who enjoy sharing their interest in mathematics as a teacher.

Combine your passions

A young male teacher and a female elementary school student smile as they share a book. Some addition and subtraction equations are written on the chalkboard behind them.

Acadia offers an integrated BSc/BEd program through the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in cooperation with the School of Education. The program is five years in duration and is intended for undergraduate students who decide early in their academic program that they wish to pursue teaching. If this appeals to you, then you need to apply to the program during your first year of study at Acadia. You will be admitted to the integrated program on successful completion of Year 1. Your qualifications are reviewed on completion of Year 3, and continuation in the BEd portion of the program will be contingent on this review.

In addition to varied roles in academia, many rewarding math careers can be found in teaching. Numeracy is always a high priority within primary and secondary education systems, making math graduates with an interest in teaching highly sought after. As a mathematics graduate you will be sought after by employers in many sectors as you will be perceived as having proven intellectual rigour, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and an ability to tackle complex problems.

First Year at a Glance

First semester

  • MATH 1013
    Introductory Calculus 1
  • MATH 1313
    Foundations
  • ENGL/LANG xx13
    English or another language
  • TEACHABLE 1xx3
    Course in second teachable subject
  • COMP 1113/APSC 1413
    Introduction to programming

Second semester

  • MATH 1023
    Introductory Calculus 2
  • MATH 1333
    Linear Algebra
  • ENGL/LANG xx23
    English or another language
  • TEACHABLE 1xx3
    Course in second teachable subject
  • ELECTIVE 1xx3
    Your choice

Future Careers

  • Adult educator
  • Assessment developer/consultant
  • Corporate trainer
  • Curriculum developer
  • Education administrator
  • Educational assistant
  • Educational consultant
  • Instructional designer
  • Instructional materials developer
  • Teacher
 

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