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Integrated Mathematics Education Program Overview

When you study Integrated Mathematics Education at Ashland University, you won’t memorize formulas and regurgitate them onto a chalkboard. Rather, you will develop logic, understanding and communication skills that let you share your insights with students. You can obtain a well-rounded education to prepare you for a rewarding career as a secondary math teacher.

Mathematics student teacher
Delivery Format

In Person

Credit Hours


Time to Complete

4 years


Learning Experiences

When you major in Integrated Mathematics Education, you can expect to dedicate half of your coursework to the field of mathematics and half to the art of teaching in the classroom. As you learn to apply mathematical concepts, you will enter the classroom to observe and assist. Your experience and involvement will grow each year, ultimately leading to hands-on student teaching during your senior year.

In addition, you will:

  • Learn from an invaluable combination of professors from math and education, each one an exceptionally gifted educator and professional.
  • Use a wide range of computer applications to aid you in classroom assignments and problem solving.
  • Be a member of the Mathematical Association of America, with opportunities to present research at conferences and to participate in math contests.
  • Attend professional development workshops for middle grade and high school mathematics teachers.
Math instructor, Chris Swanson, shows students how to work a problem

How Do I Know if This Program Is Right for Me?

Determining if teaching high school math is the right career path for you involves considering your passion for mathematics, your ability to communicate complex concepts effectively and your desire to make a difference in students' lives. If you have a strong aptitude for math, enjoy problem-solving and are dedicated to helping students succeed academically, teaching high school math may be a rewarding choice for you. Additionally, if you value lifelong learning, are patient and supportive and are committed to fostering a positive learning environment, pursuing a career in high school math education could be a fulfilling and impactful journey for you.

Student in math class using a calculator to solve a problem

Sample Curriculum

Learn more about the Integrated Mathematics Education curriculum by reviewing the Four-Year Curriculum GuideAcademic Catalog, and Course Rotation.

Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500 that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.

Career Opportunities

Mathematics is one of five main teacher shortage areas across the United States; more than 40 states claimed mathematics teacher shortages in 2021. (U.S. Dept. of Education)

The median annual salary for high school teachers was $62,360 in 2022. The expected growth rate for postsecondary teachers is eight percent, faster than the average growth rate of three percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Employers of Recent Graduates
  • Dayna Martens, ’23, math teacher at Mapleton High School
  • Hannah Smigel, ’23, math teacher at Elyria High School
  • Megan Icenhour, ’22, math teacher at Ashland High School
  • Emma Jenkins, ’22, math teacher at Pioneer Career and Tech Center
  • Logan Hurst, ’21, math teacher at Bellevue High School
  • Emily Schordock, ’21, math teacher at Loudonville Middle School
  • John Oney, ’20, math teacher at Mohawk High School



Students in Financial Mathematics class

Contact Information

Chris Swanson
Christopher Swanson, Ph.D.
Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department; Professor of Mathematics
209 Patterson Instructional Technology Center
Stephen Denney
Stephen Denney, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Teacher Education; Assistant Professor of Education
123 Dwight Schar College of Education