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Can I get certified to teach Middle School Mathematics?

Postby mathematics96 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:52 pm

Hello.

Well I am want to teach MS Math and I want to major in Mathematics and minor in Education. I was wondering if i could get a certification to teach MS Math with a major in math. I live in Texas.

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Re: Can I get certified to teach Middle School Mathematics?

Postby jmehta14 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:34 pm

Dear mathematics96,
Iam glad that you are intersted in Maths and education.
You might want to consult a career counselor at college or highschool.
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Re: Can I get certified to teach Middle School Mathematics?

Postby amyc » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:58 am

Hi - It is great that you are interested in teaching math!

Have you looked at the career profile at Science Buddies for "Math Teacher"?

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... #education

The link above will take you to the tab of the profile specifically about education and training. I think it has some information that might be useful to you. By clicking the other tabs, you can learn more about being a math teacher.

Talking to a guidance or career counselor is also a good suggestion!

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Re: Can I get certified to teach Middle School Mathematics?

Postby mathematics96 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:10 am

Amy I have checked that.
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Re: Can I get certified to teach Middle School Mathematics?

Postby Vijay Pillarisetti » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:43 pm

It is nice to see your interest in teaching mathematics. You would need a formal education in mathematics and also state-specific licensure requirements. There are undergraduate programs offered by various universities that can prepare you for such a role. Here are some links for programs available in Texas and Online that can give you some idea:

http://www.math.txstate.edu/degrees-pro ... chool.html
http://texas.wgu.edu/education/teacher_ ... lor_degree

There are a lot of other options and it is always a good idea to consult your school counselor to suggest the option that fits you the best.

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Re: Can I get certified to teach Middle School Mathematics?

Postby akbarkhan » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:08 am

I would suggest that you consider doing a double major of Mathematics and Computer Science. There is a need of teachers with this dual expertise. It would also help you get an industry down the line if you decide to change your career path.
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