Mathematics Teachers

Math Teacher Assists Student at Chalkboard

Mathematics teachers generally work with middle-, high-school, or postsecondary students. They lecture, direct discussions, and test students' knowledge with exams, essays, and homework assignments. Teachers also develop teaching outlines and lesson plans, facilitate activities, keep class attendance records, and evaluate student progress. There are approximately 961,600 secondary school teachers and 627,500 middle school teachers employed in the United States, as well as 53,850 postsecondary mathematics teachers.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Teach various math subjects (algebra, geometry, etc.) to students
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Speech
Experience Student teacher experience
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Social
  • Technical
  • Math
  • Scientific
  • Teaching
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Principal or College Professor
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Student Teacher

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