Mathematics For Education

Have you always had a passion for mathematics while imagining yourself working in a classroom setting? Do you feel you want to share your love of mathematics with others and perhaps teach the same appreciation you have for the beauty and simultaneous complexity and simplicity of mathematics to others? With a focus on those students who wish to become teachers or work in education in general, the Mathematics for Education major prepares you for the realities and exigencies of today’s classroom setting. Focused on developing core mathematics skills and approaches to education, you will build on pure theory courses with electives in fields far removed from mathematics aimed at broadening your horizons as a teacher and a mathematician.

Career Options in Mathematics For Education

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Mathematics for Education. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Mathematics for Education degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Mathematics for Education than others.

  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Author
  • Blogger
  • Broker
  • Business Advisor
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Children’s Rights Advocate
  • Community Educator
  • Corporate Strategist
  • Computer Coding Specialist
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Editor
  • Education Policy Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Crimes Investigator
  • Financial Mediator
  • Financial Risk Analyst
  • Government Agency Worker
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Magazine Contributor
  • Market Researcher
  • Media Correspondent
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Policy Advisor
  • Professor
  • Project Manager
  • Psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Social Program Director
  • Special Needs Educator
  • Statistician
  • Teacher
  • Textbook Contributor
  • Tutor

Note: It is important to remember that some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above please consult the Career Cruising website, available to York University students using their Passport York account through You can also visit the National Occupational Classification website, available at