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Adolescence Education in Mathematics: Share Your Love for Mathematics

Become the math teacher that makes learning fun. Combine your passion for teaching with your love of mathematics and become a certified teacher for grades 7-12.

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4 Year Promise

At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

Hone your problem-solving skills and build a strong foundation in mathematics.

Be prepared to earn your New York State teaching certification for grades 7-12.

You may optionally earn your certifications in Students with Disabilities and Grades 5-6.

Greater Stories

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Hannah Clark ‘23 (Adolescence Education in Mathematics) is a current student in the program.

She shares, “The education program at Roberts is unlike any other! I was able to get into classrooms early on, which helped solidify that this is what I want to do with my life. Whenever I met with the math and education faculty, they were so helpful and saw me as a person rather than another number.”

What Will I Learn

As an Adolescence Education in Mathematics major, you will learn to bring math to life in your classroom. Develop your analytical, computational, quantitative, and communication skills in order to earn your dream job. After graduation, you’ll be ready to pursue graduate studies in education, mathematics, or other related disciplines.

You’ll have a mentor in both the Mathematics and Teacher Education department. You may participate in the Adopt-A-School program and other STEM initiatives.

You’ll graduate prepared to apply for New York State teaching certification in Mathematics for grades 7-12.

You may choose to become certified in teaching:
  • Mathematics for grades 5-6
  • Dual certification in Adolescence Education Mathematics 7-12 and Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalists
You’ll study:
  • Probability and statistics
  • Calculus and differential equations
  • Linear algebra
  • Geometry
  • The history of mathematics
  • Lesson planning
  • Specialized teaching methods
  • Language and literacy
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Career Outlook

Student Teaching Placements

  • Webster Central School District (CSD)
  • Greece CSD
  • Rochester CSD
  • Pittsford CSD
  • Churchville-Chili CSD
  • Brockport CSD
  • Hilton CSD
  • Byron-Bergen CSD
  • Spencerport CSD
  • Kendall CSD
  • Penfield CSD
  • Rush-Henrietta CSD
  • Private schools and agencies such as Charles Finney, Mary Cariola Children’s Center, Hillside Children’s Center, Cornerstone Christian Academy, McQuaid, and more!


  • Math teacher
  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Principal
  • Business Manager

Grad Schools

  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • University of Buffalo
  • SUNY Brockport

Frequently Asked Questions

Math teachers need at least a bachelor’s degree. The type of degree they get is flexible – whether it be in elementary education, mathematics, or a mix of the disciplines, like the Adolescence Education in Mathematics degree one can get at Roberts.

While becoming a math teacher is the obvious choice with a Math Education degree, one could also pursue a career as a:
  • Math Professor
  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Tutor
  • Actuary
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Government Economist

According to the US Bureau of Labor, the median annual wage for middle and high school teachers in 2021 was about $61,000.

Naturally, the numbers will differ by area, type of school, and position.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

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Adolescence Education Biology - The Adolescence Education Biology program prepares students to apply for New York State teaching certification in Biology en route to becoming a Biology teacher.
Adolescence Education Chemistry - Students completing the Adolescence Education Chemistry program are prepared to apply for New York State teaching certification in Chemistry en route to becoming a Chemistry teacher.
Adolescence Education Physics - The Adolescence Education Physics program prepares students to apply for New York State teaching certification in Physics for grades 7-12 en route to help them become a Physics teacher.
Childhood/Students With Disabilities & Special Education - This undergraduate major will lead to both Childhood Education and Special Education Certification (grades 1-6), greatly enhancing a graduate’s ability to be employed in related fields.
Computer Science - The Computer Science program at Roberts Wesleyan University prepares students for employment in a wide variety of computer and information technologies careers.
History - We believe that the History major will prepare men and women to be active and thoughtful participants in our complex and ever changing world, en route to a History Degree.
Mathematics - With a major in Mathematics, students develop a wide range of analytical skills including critical thinking and quantitative skills, en route to a Mathematics degree.
Physics - Our Physics Degree program provides those who major in Physics with an opportunity to probe and describe some of the most fundamental laws and phenomena in God’s creation.
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