Careers for Mathematics Education M.A. Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Career and technical education teacher
  • Childcare worker
  • Elementary, middle and high school teacher or principal
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Librarian
  • Mathematician
  • School and career counselor
  • Social worker
  • Special education teacher
  • Statistician
  • Teacher assistant

Job outlook data

High school math teachers held around 962,000 jobs and college math professors held around 64,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of high school math teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, while employment of college math professors is projected to grow 16 percent.

While employment growth in this field will vary by region (opportunities will be greater in rural and urban school districts), overall growth will be influenced by larger class sizes and school enrollment rate. From 2014 to 2024, the average classroom size is expected to increase, meaning that each teacher is responsible for more students. Because a significant number of older teachers will reach retirement age over the next decade, new teachers will have access to many job openings.

A greater number of people looking to obtain a college or higher education degree will also create additional jobs for math professors.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of math educators are:

  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Junior colleges
  • Elementary, middle and high schools

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Postsecondary Teachers, PayScale, Mathematics Teacher Salary.

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