Gain outstanding preparation for teaching math in secondary schools or junior and community colleges when you join one of the premier centers in the Southeast for research in mathematics.
We provide a stimulating and supportive environment for graduate studies. This degree is for those who seek a broad, thorough training in mathematics, such as those who intend to teach at the junior/community college level and secondary educators not seeking S.C. accreditation.
Make research your priority while also preparing yourself to teach and be an academic citizen.
Be a strong candidate for graduate schools and careers in a variety of different fields when you complete this master's degree.
Become a part of a friendly, cooperative and welcoming place in USC's Department of Mathematics.
Teach in a peer mentoring program for graduate student instructors, and work as an instructor for undergraduate courses.
What You’ll Study
Broad coursework builds the skills you need for your career. Explore courses in algebra, calculus, statistics and geometry as taught at the secondary level, as well as the basic elements of group theory, ring theory and real analysis. Demonstrate teaching proficiency. Students are required to pass a written comprehensive examination based primarily on four core courses.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Taking action and demonstrating leadership without being prompted or directed by others
Using mathematical or statistical models to replicate real-world scenarios and predict outcomes
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Community College Math Instructor
- Public Sector
- Private Sector