The undergraduate program in mathematics education at BYU is unique in its approach to preparing future secondary mathematics teachers. This uniqueness is reflected in its course offerings, student teaching experience, and research opportunities.
Mathematics Education majors and minors across the US typically take three types of courses for their degree:
- College mathematics courses focused on mathematical content that is more advanced than the mathematics taught in secondary schools.
- Teacher education courses focused on general issues, topics, and skills related to secondary school teaching.
- Mathematics education courses focused on the mathematics content taught in secondary schools and the issues, topics, and skills related specifically to teaching mathematics.