Thinking about teaching math?

One part of preparing to teach math is a strong preparation in the subject. The best content preparation is a major in math. If you are unable to major in math you can still teach math if you prepare carefully.

You must demonstrate your subject-matter knowledge in two ways prior to your admission to the M.A.T. program.

  1. You must pass the National Evaluation System's exam (NES) in math.
  2. You must also have taken coursework that prepares you for teaching secondary math.  This generally means at least 5 Puget Sound units in math.  These units should include:
    1. Math 150: Finite Mathematics
    2. Math 300: Geometry
    3. Math 170 or 180: Calculus

For additional information, contact the School of Education.