Mathematics Teachers

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 946,730 secondary school teachers and 621,970 middle school teachers employed in the United States, as well as 53,970 postsecondary mathematics teachers.

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

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