Mathematics/Teaching

Inspire the next generation. Because the world needs more math.

Start on your path to becoming a math teacher. There’s no better place to hone your skills than Waterloo, where you’ll gain eight months of paid teaching experience before applying to a Bachelor of Education program.

During your academic terms, you can take a wide variety of math courses or choose to focus your studies in a particular area of math. Add a second teachable subject from Waterloo's faculties of Science or Arts.

The world needs great math teachers. We’ll set you on that path.

Program highlights

  • Speed through your B.Ed. With your Math/Teaching degree, earning your Bachelor of Education takes four school terms. Depending on the faculty of education you attend, you could start teaching in September of the year following your graduation from Waterloo.
  • Gain international experience. Spend part of your third or fourth year abroad while working towards your math degree. Take in global culture to diversify your academic knowledge and see the potential for a future career abroad. Study in Australia, Europe, Asia, and more!


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What will you learn? 

First-year courses

During your first year, you'll take a mix of foundational Mathematics, Psychology, and Computer Science courses. In upper years, you'll take Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and additional courses in a second teaching subject.

Learn more about the courses you'll take for your Mathematics/Teaching degree.

Customize your degree

You can add additional areas of expertise to your degree by including one of the minors available to all Waterloo students.

Once you're a student, advisors can help you explore which minors or specializations may fit into your plans.

 

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Mathematics/Teaching admission requirements

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including

  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • Any 4U English
  • One other 4U course

Recommended course: Grade 11 U Introduction to Computer Science

Admission averages: Individual selection from the high 80s

How to apply?

Apply to Mathematics and choose Mathematics/Teaching as your major at the end of first year. Once you've applied, you'll need to complete the Admission Information Form as part of the application process.


We strongly encourage you to participate in the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest and/or the Euclid Mathematics Contest to enhance your admissions status. 

To be considered for entrance scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics, you must write one or both of the contests. If you complete both contests, we'll use the results of the contest in which you performed best.

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Questions about courses, programs, requirements, or careers?

Contact Laura Jane Watkins, our Mathematics recruitment coordinator, who can answer any questions you have.

Laura Jane, Mathematics Recruitment Coordinator