Secondary Education

Math = Power

Equip future generations with a powerful tool. We know that proficiency in math can translate to improved problem-solving overall. As a math teacher, you will help students develop such lifelong skills. If you are up for a challenging—and rewarding—career in secondary education, Michigan Tech will prepare you to teach society’s future thinkers.

In the Department of Mathematical Sciences, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and complete additional course work that will prepare you for secondary-education certification in the state of Michigan. The program includes specialized courses in geometry, number theory, and the history of mathematics, providing a strong foundation for a career in education and the versatility to choose another math-related pathway.

Michigan Tech offers a number of content options for completing Michigan’s required teaching minor, including biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, economics, English, physics, and technology and design.

Noyce Teacher Scholarships

The Michigan Tech Noyce Scholars Program awards annual scholarships of $10,000 to undergraduate students in their final two years of study who are pursuing teacher certification in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. For each year of support, Noyce Scholars commit to teach at a high-need school for two years. Twenty-four scholarships are available. The program’s goals are to increase the number of excellent secondary teachers in STEM content areas and to strengthen the academic performance of high-need students in STEM disciplines.

Noyce Scholars benefit from focused seminars, enhanced field experiences, e-mentoring of secondary students, student-teaching support, priority career placement, and in-service support. Check out Michigan Tech Noyce Scholars Program for more information or to apply.