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Mathematics and Mathematics Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The joint Mathematics and Mathematics Education major at Boston University prepares students for obtaining licensure for high school teaching. Courses in the Mathematics & Statistics Department give students a solid foundation in mathematics and credentials as a mathematics major. 
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The Mathematics and Mathematics Education major at Boston University includes all Wheelock College of Education & Human Development pedagogy courses and practicum experience necessary for high school teaching licensure.

Advisors in both the CAS Mathematics & Statistics Department and the Wheelock Mathematics Education Department must be consulted, as the scheduling of course programs requires careful planning.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a joint major in Mathematics & Mathematics Education will:

  • Demonstrate a mature understanding of single and multivariable calculus up through and including differential equations and of linear algebra.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the concept of mathematical proof and be able to present a rigorous proof of basic theorems.
  • Demonstrate depth of understanding of core areas of mathematics that are particularly relevant to middle and high school teachers.
  • Fulfill requirements for licensure of middle/high school teachers as dictated by the state of Massachusetts and pass the MTEL exam for Massachusetts teaching license.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic Statistics and Probability
  • Multivariate Calculus 
  • Differential Equations 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Discrete Mathematics 
  • Introduction to Number Theory 
  • History of Mathematics 
  • Introduction to Modern Geometry or
  • Mathematics for Teaching: Geometry 
  • Modern Algebra 

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
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