What will I learn?

As a Mathematics major with a concentration in secondary teaching, you’ll engage in rigorous coursework as well as intensive pedagogical training. Our program, delivered collaboratively with Purdue University Northwest’s School of Education and Counseling, is designed to prepare aspiring instructors of middle and high school mathematics.

In this program, you’ll learn how to reason and communicate mathematically. This prepares you as a prospective teacher to promote the same abilities in your students so they can meet state and national standards. Field experience and training on variety of technological tools provide you with resources you’ll use in the classroom for years to come.

This 120-credit-hour program features coursework in classical and applied mathematics as well as the pedagogical frameworks to teach them. You’ll dive deep into concepts of geometry, statistics and other core classes you’ll teach at the middle and high school levels and complete a student teaching experience.


Local school districts trust in the quality of our program, as evidenced by their frequent calls seeking graduates with this concentration. With most districts experiencing a shortage of qualified teachers, all recent graduates of the program who have applied for middle/secondary school teaching positions have received multiple offers.


Upon graduation, you’ll be able to demonstrate a deep conceptual understanding of mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge as well as the psychological and sociological aspects of mathematics learning.

In order to graduate with a teaching certification, you are required to pass the state teaching licensure exam.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$17,945.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

10 January 2022


Purdue University Northwest

Hammond Campus,

2200 169th Street,



46323, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed high school or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants must have official high school transcript(s) or GED test score report.

Test scores: Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) - 79 or higher; IELTS with a score of at least 6.5 or higher; British O-Level English Language Exam with a Grade of A or B on Ordinary Level of GCE/GCSE/IGCSE. PNW Undergraduate Admissions accepts a 100-110 Duolingo English Test score band.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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