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Mathematics Education (BA)

A Mathematics Education major combines the study of mathematics with education courses that will prepare you for teacher licensure. 

Program Highlights

  • Broad range of study including advanced math courses such as probability, statistics, linear algebra, abstract algebra, real analysis, complex analysis, and discrete mathematics
  • Strong preparation for graduate school  
  • Education courses leading to initial teacher licensure  
  • Math Center for tutoring or help with homework

What You’ll Study

The Mathematics Education major requires 127 credit hours. You’ll take CBU general education courses and School of Sciences Support Requirements, plus courses in:

  • Abstract algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Discrete math
  • Geometry
  • Linear algebra

The academic catalog lists all course requirements for this program.


As a math teacher, you can play an important role in training the next generation of math students. The nationwide demand for math teachers is high.


Mathematics and Education faculty are experienced teachers who will provide a rewarding academic experience for you. They will be dedicated mentors to guide you during your time at CBU.

Clubs and Organizations

You will enjoy a variety of activities as a member of our student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America.

Is a Mathematics Education Major for You?

If you have interest in more than one or two of these skills and interests, a Mathematics Education major may be for you:

  • Teaching
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Mathematics 

Contact Us

Professor Cathy W. Grilli, co-chair
(901) 321-3456

Dr. Pascal Bedrossian, co-chair
(901) 321-3441

Next Steps

Ready to take the next step toward becoming a CBU student?
Schedule a visit, request more information, or apply online.


If you are interested in continuing your education after graduation, check out our graduate programs.