Do the Math; Demand for Math Teachers Grows

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The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics says that a need exists in the U.S. for 1.8 million “highly-qualified” elementary school and 225,000 "highly qualified" secondary school math teachers. Highly qualified math teachers will possess a bachelor’s degree, a license to teach math in the state where they live, and relevant knowledge of the level of math they will be teaching.

At the turn of this century, more than 50 percent of math and science teachers in low-income schools did not hold both a license and a degree in the subject.

Earn Your Online Math Teaching Degree

An online bachelor degree in teaching offers several benefits, especially for adults looking to switch careers or teachers who need the proper credentials and certifications to advance in their field. An online degree program:

  • May cost significantly less than attending a conventional college or university
  • Lets you set your own hours for work and study, with the exception of practice teaching sessions, so you can continue to work while you earn your degree
  • Doesn’t require a commute or on-campus living

Why not enter a growing and important field with plenty of opportunities for employment by earning your online teaching degree in math?

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