Why study Math Education at Washburn?

At Washburn, your career goals matter and our programs make them possible. You can earn a bachelor of arts, a bachelor of science, or a bachelor of education in preparation for teaching exams that will qualify you to teach grades 6-12 in Kansas. Because Washburn University offers one of the strongest mathematics education programs in the state, our graduates find rewarding employment at many grade-levels and schools.
Career Forecast Growing OutlookAverage Salary High school teachers: $55,170 in Kansas Middle school teachers: $58,010 in Kansas on campus
A student works with a math professor on a geometry lesson using tiles.

Degree options

The new Bachelor of Education degree option will allow you to complete the degree in four years without summer school courses. The BA and BS options leave the door open for graduate study in mathematics or other mathematics-related occupations. Your advisor will help you determine which degree is right for you. The licensure only program is your best option only if you already have a bachelor’s degree in a math-related field.

Each program will prepare you as a mathematician. You'll take courses in calculus, algebra, geometry, discrete math, and statistics. Each degree also includes courses in the Education Department to prepare you for the classroom. In your final semester you’ll be for ready for the licensure exams necessary to teach mathematics in grades 6-12 in Kansas.

"My time at Washburn was rewarding and I couldn't have chosen a better university. The mathematics and statistics courses were top notch, and were taught by excellent professors who challenged me and who always had open doors to help students. Everyone shares an enthusiasm and passion for math, which is motivating. When I graduated I felt prepared and ready to start my career in math education." 

- Paige Spade, '15, high school math teacher

Meet Clare: a math education major who wants to become a teacher

Math education major Clare Bindley tells you about what it's like to study math at Washburn, where the best study spots are and organizations to get involved in.


CAREER FORECAST: growing outlook
Employment of Middle and High School Teachers is predicted to grow about 4 percent from 2019 to 2029 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate is as fast as average for all occupations.

Student/Faculty Ratio:

9:1 Education

20:1 Mathematics

Departmental scholarships

Competitive, merit-based scholarships are available from the Mathematics and Statistics Department.

Gain experience

Math Education majors can work as paid math tutors on campus.

Choose Trigonometry, Algebra, or Statistics for specialized teaching practice with a Washburn Mathematics professor.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Morgan Hall, Room 250
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1491

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