Why earn a master's degree in mathematics?

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March 1

In an increasingly technological world, math teachers are in more demand than ever. With an M.Ed. in Mathematics from UND, you'll be prepared to fill the gap as a middle or high school math teacher.

The M.Ed. combines a strong foundation in mathematical concepts with coursework in teaching methods. The program culminates in an independent study project that pulls together everything you've learned.

As an M.Ed. student, you'll join a close-knit community of faculty and fellow students. Graduate courses are small — as few as five students — giving you easy access to faculty for advising and support.

Mathematics M.Ed. at UND

  • Practice your teaching skills by teaching Math Active Learning Lab courses and tutoring.

  • Volunteer to work with teenage math students in our annual Math Track Meet.

  • Immerse yourself in a topic of interest and complete a large-scale independent study project.

  • Choose an area of concentration and a cognate area.

  •  Study with faculty who are experts in their areas of interest.

Mathematics Careers 


Median annual salary for high school teachers

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Projected job growth outlook

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Year after year, American students fare poorly on international mathematics exams. And year after year, the vast majority of states report that there aren't enough qualified math teachers to meet demand.

For you, that means unlimited opportunity. Your M.Ed. in Mathematics from UND prepares you to teach at the middle school or high school level in any type of school system, or to work in curriculum development or educational research. Whatever path you take, you'll help ensure that today's students have the mathematical skills they need to thrive.

When You Earn a master's degree in Mathematics

A master's degree in Mathematics gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Curriculum Development
  • Java (Programming Language)
  • R (Programming Language)

UND Mathematics Alumni

Mathematics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Unitedhealth Group, Inc.
  • Bismarck State College
  • Dynamic Signal, Inc.
  • Epic Systems Corporation

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