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A Math Education minor at Curry College does a problem on the whiteboard

Solve problems. Understand advanced concepts. Share your passion. With a Mathematics Education minor from Curry College, you'll learn to view the world through a mathematical lens and teach children and adolescents how to engage with numbers and love mathematics.

Through Classroom and Field Experience:

  • Create your own engaging mathematics tasks to promote student learning, based on what you learn about best practice
  • Grow your professional portfolio
  • Engage with advanced topics such as Euclidean and transformational geometry, discrete mathematics and number theory, calculus through integration, and statistics as you explore their applications to teaching young adults
  • Apply these concepts through engaging and enriching lesson plans

Courses you’ll love

Algebra and Number Theory for Teachers:
Explore multiplicative structures and algebraic functions from the perspective of a teacher to better understand children's thinking.

Pedagogy and Specialized Instruction in Mathematics: The Case of Geometry and Statistics:
Practice launching authentic and cognitively demanding tasks for students while exploring ideas about geometry, measurement, data, and chance.

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  • Literacy Playgroup – Participate in a Literacy Playgroup with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance as a high-achieving Education student.
  • Volunteer Program – Jump into the classroom early with this selective program placing high-achieving students in local schools 1-2 days a week.
    Senior Practicum Seminar – Create an evidence portfolio during your practicum, demonstrating competencies and skills you have achieved as a teacher candidate.
  • Curry Cares – Community Service Club
  • Education Club

The Path to Your Dream Career

Just a few of the many career options include:

  • Camp/Recreational Director
  • Child Care Administrator
  • Early Childhood Educator Grades PreK-2
  • Early Intervention-Developmental Specialist
  • Elementary Teacher Grades 1-6
  • Infant or Toddler Teacher
  • Paraprofessional
  • Preschool Educator
  • Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities - Grades PreK-8
  • Youth and Family Advocate

Our Alumni in the Field

Our alumni are leading the way at:

  • Boston Public Schools
  • Boston Teacher Residency Program
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Gilson JCC Early Learning Center
  • Gloucester Public Schools
  • Harmony Natural Learning Center
  • Mystic Valley Charter School
  • Plymouth Public Schools
  • Quincy Public Schools
  • RCS Behavioral and Education Services
  • South Bay Early Intervention
  • St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center
  • Taunton Public Schools
  • The SPARK Center
  • And more!

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
Title II, Section 207 of the Higher Education Act requires all institutions with teacher preparation programs that enroll students who receive federal financial assistance to prepare annual reports on teacher preparation and licensing.

Note: Curry College had a 100% pass rate for all program completers during the 2019-2020 reporting year.

Information about Curry pass rates is available upon request by contacting the Licensure Officer/Title II Coordinator, (617) 333-2196.

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure are administered Monday-Saturday at designated test centers in Massachusetts and in many states each academic year. Additional information regarding all state testing is available through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education,  Office of Educator Licensure, 75 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148-9140; Telephone: (781) 338-6600; www.mtel.nesinc.com. For additional information about Curry College's testing requirements, please contact Curry College Licensure Officer at 617-333-2196.

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Students who complete the requirements for the Mathematics Education Minor will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their understanding of number theory, the structure of numeration systems, and the properties of the real number system.
  2. Describe and operate with integers, fractions, decimals, and percents.
  3. Use fundamental principles of probability, descriptive statistics and the statistical methods used in collecting, organizing, reporting, and analyzing data.
  4. Demonstrate their understanding of patterns and the properties of functions and relations, including translating problems into algebraic expressions and manipulating and solving algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities.
  5. Apply properties of linear, quadratic, exponential, polynomial, and rational functions and relations, and ratios and proportions to the solution of problems.
  6. Apply principles of Euclidean geometry, coordinate geometry, and transformational geometry to prove theorems and analyze the characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional shapes.

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Milton Early Childhood Alliance

Each spring semester, the Curry College education department collaborates with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance (MECA) to lead an early literacy playgroup for preschool-age children (2-4) and their parents.

Curry College students receive their Education Honor Society certificate

Education Honor Society

Pi Lambda Theta extends membership to students and professionals who satisfy academic eligibility requirements and have demonstrated characteristics of scholarship, leadership and service.

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Education Club

The Education Club provides professional development opportunities to students showing interest in the field of education and seeks to involve children and families from neighboring areas in education-related activities.

Curry College Education students participate in a STEM education workshop at the Boston Museum of Science.

STEM Teaching Workshop

Each fall semester, Education majors have the unique opportunity to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education workshop at the Boston Museum of Science.

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Study Abroad

Along with institutional partnerships, you can create your own Study Abroad opportunity, or go global with our own faculty members as part of our Short-term, Faculty-led Courses.

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First-Year Experience

Making the transition to college can be a little confusing and lot of fun. Your First-Year Experience at Curry College helps smooth out the bumps and puts you on the path to success.

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Gen Ed

At the heart of Curry College's undergraduate curriculum is our General Education (Gen Ed) Program. Gen Ed is based on our belief in the power and potential of the liberal arts.

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering our outstanding Curry College academic programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.