Your major in Math Education will provide the training and education you need to excel as a math teacher for secondary school students. 

Department of Mathematical Sciences


BS in Mathematics Education

Your major in Math Education will provide the training and education you need to excel as a math teacher for secondary school students. Comprehensive coursework in mathematics and teacher education will help you develop advanced skills in math and learn methods for classroom instruction. You'll attain proficiency in modern mathematics and computation, inductive and deductive reasoning, and learn about the broader fields of computation and engineering. You'll also learn investigative teaching techniques, curriculum planning, how to effectively communicate your knowledge to your students, and more. Supervised field teaching experience will help you solidify your learning with hands-on practice in real high school classrooms so when you graduate you’ll be fully equipped to meet the challenges ahead.


Math Club

As part of the Math Club, you’ll be able to interact with professors and classmates through fun and enriching activities. We do social activities such as hiking at South Mountain, hosting a movie night, and taking a field trip to the Cleveland County Fair. We also do service projects such as Octoberfest, Operation Christmas Child, and collecting cards for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Sigma Zeta

The National Science and Mathematics Honors Society Sigma Zeta recognizes outstanding scholarship in natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics. To be eligible for membership, you must have completed 25 semester hours including 15 hours in the natural sciences or mathematics, have a GPA of 3.0 in all science and mathematics courses, and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Sigma Zeta seeks to encourage students and to recognize and honor their scholarly achievement.


Student NC Association of Educators

This student organization helps you develop your professional abilities and provides you with important networking and leadership opportunities.


Scholarships & Awards

Paul W. Jolley Scholarship for Mathematics is sponsored by Dr. Paul W. Jolley and Mrs. Maxine S. Jolley and provides financial assistance to outstanding junior and senior students with financial need.


Z.W. and Carl E. Jolley Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is interested in studying mathematics or computer science.


National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART) is a federal grant that provides up to $4,000 per year for high-achieving juniors and seniors majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering fields determined critical to national security.



As part of the Teacher Education program, you will complete a field teaching assignment in a number of different classroom environments with a 15-week assignment as a student teacher your final semester at GWU. You will work with an experienced educator who will serve as your coach as you develop real-life teaching skills.



When you graduate, you'll be prepared for a leadership role in a classroom setting, sharing your love and knowledge of math with your students. You'll also have the option to pursue other careers in math, engineering, computer science, and more.



Our in-demand education graduates enjoy a very high placement rate. New alumni are teaching in public and charter schools throughout North Carolina.


Dr. Tammy Hoyle

Phone: (704) 406-4431