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How to Become a Math Teacher

Start an Exciting Career in STEM

Math Teacher Introduction

Mathematics is a vast career field which is divided into different subject areas such as algebra, calculus, and trigonometry just to name a few. Math teachers are designated to help make the transition from grade level school to college much easier. They facilitate students in preparing for more advanced studies like engineering, science, and technology courses. Learn everything you need to know about degree options, career training, and licensing instructions to see if this is the career for you.

Job Outlook

The future for teaching careers in math is extremely promising, especially now that there is an urgent need for hires in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) department.

Many job opportunities that await math enthusiasts are staggering; however, some states and subject areas have more urgent demands than others. For instance, Texas endured a statewide shortage for math teachers during the 2016-2017 school year.

Math Teacher Shortage

In the future, schools are predicted to hire math education specialists where professionals will serve as a full-time math educator or coach for less-experienced elementary, middle school, and high school teachers. Given that you have complete, if not advanced credentials, there are lots of great opportunities that are yours for the taking.

Steps to Become a Math Teacher

Jumpstart your teaching career in science by completing the following steps:

  1. Apply to our program. A degree is required by an accredited college or university, but it does not have to be in Education or in any other specific concentration. The application is free and an expert Program Advisor will answer all of your program questions and walk you through your path to certification.
  2. Testing. Once you have chosen the area you wish to teach, you must pass the corresponding TExES content exam. We offer many test preparation courses that you can use to help you study once you are officially admitted into the program and have paid your low one time enrollment fee.
  3. Online Training. Our teacher training is offered in an online format so that you can learn at your pace and on your schedule. The research-based curriculum is continually updated to provide the most effective and relevant preparation for teaching in today’s classroom.
  4. Start Teaching! Once you’ve completed your training modules and passed your exams, we will provide you with a mentor for your first year of teaching.

Math Certification Areas

Math Teacher Salary Expectations

Table below shows current median salary of math teachers in major states in the US:


Salary Expectations per School Level

Math Teacher Shortage

Source: Indeed.com

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  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust