Mathematics Education

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  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (After an approved degree)


  • Lethbridge



Program description

As a mathematics student you have the opportunity to study both pure mathematics and applied mathematics, and you are given the opportunity to see the real-world application of your textual studies. As an Education major a student develops a strong knowledge base in the subject area they intend to teach. They also receive in-depth preparation in how to teach, including both general and subject area instructional methods.

The following degrees can be combined with the Bachelor of Education (Mathematics Education) degree:

  • Math
  • General Major in the Sciences

Possible careers

  • Math Teacher
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Cryptography
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Librarian
  • Mathematician
  • Training and Development Coordinator
  • Student Admissions Administrator
  • Statistician

Admission requirements


​​​First-year students cannot enter directly into Faculty of Education programs. You must complete two years in a Pre-Education program before applying for admission to the Faculty. Admission to Education is competitive, so your entry depends on your university grade-point average (GPA) and meeting other program specific requirements. The general requirements for education programs include:

  • Education 2500
  • A minimum of 14 graded university-level courses (42 credit hours)
  • A minimum number of courses in teachable subject matter with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • A competitive post-secondary grade-point average

For more complete admission requirements, visit the Faculty of Education. Please also review the additional information below to see if there are any additional requirements for this major.


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Sample classes

  • Mathematics 1410: Elementary Linear Algebra
  • Mathematics 3400: Group and Ring Theory
  • Education 4762: Problem solving with Computers
  • Education 4764: The Internet and Education

Additional information

Admission to the Faculty of Education:

  • Application Deadline | February 1
  • Document Deadline | March 1

The Faculty of Education does not grant direct entry. Students complete two years in a Pre-Education program prior to applying for admission to the Faculty. After two years of Pre-Education, admission to the Faculty of Education is competitive and is based on your university grades and meeting other requirements. The required average will vary depending on your area of study.

Combined Degrees - BSc / BEd
Students may meet the Mathematics Education major requirements by completing a major in Mathematics or the General Major in the Sciences (at least 7 courses in Math/Stats and 4 courses in each of two other disciplines in the Sciences) and one 'Science in Human Affairs' from the specified list.

See program overview for the Combined Degrees Program

See the Combined Degrees Program Planning Guides

If you already have a degree
If you wish to enter the Faculty of Education with a major in Mathematics Education, you must have a recognized degree that includes a major in Mathematics or a closely related discipline. In addition, all other prerequisites for admission must be met.

At the time of admission, if your degree is approved, both certification and BEd requirements may be met with the completion of 20 courses in Education.

See program overview for the After Degree Program

For more information about the Mathematics Education admission requirements, visit our Faculty of Education webpage.

If you are thinking of transferring to the University of Lethbridge to complete a degree in Education, your admission to the Faculty will depend on where you are in your current program.

You may be considered for direct entry to the Faculty of Education if you have already completed a minimum of 14 graded university-level courses (42 credit hours) and meet all other admission requirements.

If you haven't yet completed these requirements, you can apply to be a part of the Pre-Education program in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Fine Arts or Management. Learn more about what you need to transfer to the Faculty of Education.