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Working As A Math Teacher

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $49,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Math Teacher Do

High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.

Duties

High school teachers typically do the following:

  • Plan lessons in the subjects they teach, such as biology or history
  • Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Teach students in full class settings or in small groups
  • Adapt lessons to any changes in class size
  • Grade students’ assignments and exams to monitor progress
  • Communicate with parents about students’ progress
  • Work with individual students to challenge them, to improve their abilities, and to work on their weaknesses
  • Prepare students for standardized tests required by the state
  • Develop and enforce classroom rules and administrative policies
  • Supervise students outside of the classroom—for example, at lunchtime or during detention

High school teachers generally teach students from the 9th through 12th grades. They usually specialize in one subject area, such as math, science, or history. They may teach several different classes within that subject area. For example, a high school math teacher may teach courses in algebra, calculus, and/or geometry.

High school teachers may teach students from different grades throughout the day. For example, in one class they may have students from the 9th grade and then in the next class they may have 12th-grade students. In many schools, students are divided into classes on the basis of their abilities, so teachers need to change their courses to match the students’ abilities.

High school teachers see several different classes of students throughout the day. They may teach the same material—for example, world history—to more than one class if the school has many students taking that subject.

Some high school teachers instruct special classes, such as art, music, and physical education.

When they do not have classes, teachers plan lessons, grade assignments, and meet with other teachers and staff.

In some schools, teachers of English as a second language (ESL) and teachers of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) work exclusively with students who are learning the English language. These students are often referred to as English language learners (ELLs). These teachers work with students individually or in groups to help them improve their English language skills and help them with assignments for other classes.

Students with learning disabilities and emotional or behavioral disorders often are taught in traditional classes. Therefore, high school teachers may work with special education teachers to adapt lessons to these students’ needs and to monitor the students’ progress.

Some teachers maintain websites to communicate with parents about students’ assignments, upcoming events, and grades. For students, teachers may create websites or discussion boards to present information and to expand a lesson taught in class.

Some high school teachers coach sports and advise student clubs and other groups, activities that frequently take place before or after school.

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How To Become A Math Teacher

High school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license.

Education

All states require public high school teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree. Most states require high school teachers to have majored in a subject area, such as science or history. Teachers typically enroll in their institution’s teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology as well.

In teacher education programs, prospective high school teachers learn how to present information to students and how to work with students of varying abilities and backgrounds. Programs typically include fieldwork, such as student teaching. For information about teacher preparation programs in your state, visit Teach.org.

Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification.

Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools typically seek high school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and a major in a subject area.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed or certified. Those who teach in private schools are generally not required to be licensed. Most states require teachers to pass a background check.

High school teachers typically are awarded a secondary or high school certification, which allows them to teach the 7th through the 12th grades.

Requirements for certification vary by state. In addition to requiring a bachelor’s degree, states require teachers to complete a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching, typically gained through student teaching. States also typically require candidates to pass a general teaching certification test, as well as a test that demonstrates their knowledge in the subject they will teach. Some states require teachers to have a minimum grade point average as well. For information on certification requirements in your state, visit Teach.org.

Often, teachers are required to complete annual professional development classes to keep their license. Some states require teachers to complete a master’s degree after receiving their certification.

All states offer an alternative route to certification for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but lack the education courses required for certification. Some alternative certification programs allow candidates to begin teaching immediately under the supervision of an experienced teacher. These programs cover teaching methods and child development. After they complete the program, candidates are awarded full certification. Other programs require students to take classes in education before they can teach. Students may be awarded a master’s degree after completing either type of program.

Training

In order to receive certification, teachers need to undergo a period of fieldwork, commonly referred to as student teaching. During student teaching, they work with a mentor teacher and gain experience teaching students in a classroom setting. The amount of time required varies by state.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Teachers must collaborate with other teachers and special education teachers. In addition, teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. High school teachers must be patient when students struggle with material.

Resourcefulness. High school teachers need to explain difficult concepts in terms students can understand. In addition, they must be able to engage students in learning and adapt lessons to each student’s needs.

Advancement

Experienced teachers can advance to be mentors or lead teachers. In these positions, they often work with less experienced teachers to help them improve their teaching skills.

With additional education or certification, teachers may become school counselors, school librarians, or instructional coordinators. Some become assistant principals or principals. Becoming a principal usually requires additional instruction in education administration or leadership. For more information, see the profiles on school and career counselors, librarians, instructional coordinators, and elementary, middle, and high school principals.

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Math Teacher Career Paths

Math Teacher
Science Teacher Instructor Adjunct Professor
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Principal Director
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Assistant Principal
Elementary School Principal
12 Yearsyrs
Coach Lead Teacher Assistant Principal
School Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Lead Teacher Assistant Principal
High School Principal
9 Yearsyrs
Coach Team Leader Chairperson
Department Chairperson
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Teacher Assistant Director Director Of Admissions
Campus Director
7 Yearsyrs
Coach Consultant Principal
Athletic Director
5 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Owner Assistant Director
School Director
6 Yearsyrs
Science Teacher Instructor Adjunct Instructor
Associate Dean
11 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Associate Dean
Academic Dean
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor Department Chairperson
Vice Principal
8 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Program Coordinator Educational Programs Coordinator
Education Program Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Faculty Department Chairperson Vice Principal
Middle School Principal
11 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Education Consultant
Student Dean
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Education Consultant Student Dean
High School Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Principal Elementary School Principal
Curriculum Director
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Associate Professor Department Chairperson
Academic Director
7 Yearsyrs
Education Consultant School Principal
Secondary School Principal
8 Yearsyrs
Faculty Professor Associate Dean
Instruction Dean
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Science Teacher 4.1 years
Math Teacher 4.0 years
6th Grade Teacher 2.7 years
5th Grade Teacher 2.7 years
Mentor Teacher 2.6 years
8th Grade Teacher 2.5 years
Algebra Teacher 2.4 years
Geometry Teacher 1.8 years
Top Careers Before Math Teacher
Teacher 16.6%
Math Tutor 9.5%
Tutor 6.5%
Internship 4.6%
Instructor 4.0%
Volunteer 2.7%
Coach 2.1%
Cashier 2.1%
Top Careers After Math Teacher
Teacher 15.6%
Math Tutor 10.2%
Tutor 5.4%
Instructor 4.6%
Principal 3.8%
Coach 3.4%
Internship 2.5%
Consultant 2.2%

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Math Teacher Demographics

Gender

Female

46.4%

Male

42.3%

Unknown

11.3%
Ethnicity

White

59.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

12.5%

Asian

9.1%

Unknown

4.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.9%

French

11.4%

Chinese

5.4%

Mandarin

5.1%

Arabic

5.0%

Russian

4.4%

Portuguese

3.9%

German

3.4%

Korean

2.5%

Japanese

2.1%

Hindi

1.6%

Cantonese

1.5%

Italian

1.5%

Urdu

1.1%

Turkish

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Polish

0.8%

Greek

0.6%

Swahili

0.6%

Ukrainian

0.6%
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Math Teacher Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.4%

Grand Canyon University

7.3%

Nova Southeastern University

6.7%

Walden University

6.7%

Liberty University

5.3%

Texas A&M University

5.2%

Arizona State University

4.6%

University of Central Florida

4.4%

University of Texas at Austin

4.2%

Wayne State University

4.1%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.0%

University of Houston

3.9%

Florida State University

3.9%

National University

3.8%

Western Governors University

3.8%

Georgia State University

3.8%

Michigan State University

3.8%

Capella University

3.8%

University of South Florida

3.6%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.5%
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Majors

Mathematics

22.0%

Education

15.3%

Elementary Education

11.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

9.0%

Educational Leadership

7.6%

Business

6.5%

Secondary Education And Teaching

3.9%

Curriculum And Instruction

3.1%

Accounting

2.9%

Special Education

2.7%

Computer Science

2.4%

Educational Technology

1.8%

Finance

1.6%

Statistics

1.6%

Psychology

1.5%

Electrical Engineering

1.5%

Physics

1.4%

Economics

1.4%

Mathematics And Computer Science

1.4%

Mechanical Engineering

1.3%
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Degrees

Masters

43.1%

Bachelors

34.6%

Other

11.7%

Doctorate

4.3%

Certificate

4.0%

Associate

1.5%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.3%
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Best Paying Company
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Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Delaware
Avg Experience Level
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How much does a Math Teacher make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Math Teacher in the United States is $49,934 per year or $24 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $31,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $78,000.

Real Math Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Mathematics Teacher La Scuola D'Italia New York, NY Jan 03, 2015 $141,394
Math Teacher Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, Inc. Princeton, NJ Dec 09, 2016 $100,000
Mathematics Teacher East Orange Board of Education East Orange, NJ Jan 09, 2016 $95,420
Math Teacher Scholar Tutorials, LLC Edison, NJ Sep 29, 2016 $92,000
Mathematics Teacher Anne Arundel County Public Schools Annapolis, MD Nov 10, 2015 $90,665
Mathematics Teacher Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jul 01, 2015 $89,021
Certificated Teacher, Mathematics Sequoia Union High School District Atherton, CA Aug 15, 2016 $87,779
Mathematics Teacher Trinity Episcopal School Corporation New York, NY Aug 31, 2015 $87,650
Mathematics Teacher-Secondary Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jun 17, 2015 $87,532
Mathematics Teacher Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jul 04, 2016 $87,489
Mathematics Teacher-Secondary Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jul 07, 2015 $86,557
Mathematics Teacher Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Aug 18, 2016 $86,557
Mathematics Teacher-Middle School Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jul 01, 2015 $86,556
Mathematics Teacher New York City Department of Education New York, NY Jan 05, 2016 $51,649
Mathematics Teacher New York City Department of Education New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $51,649
Secondary Math Teacher Garland Independent School District Garland, TX Nov 19, 2015 $51,634
Math Teacher Chinle Unified School District #24 Chinle, AZ Nov 08, 2016 $51,615
Math Teacher Houston Independent School District Houston, TX Nov 26, 2015 $51,500
Secondary Math Teacher America Can Dallas, TX May 01, 2015 $51,500
Bilingual Math Teacher Deming Public School District Deming, NM Oct 01, 2015 $45,520 -
$53,332
Math Teacher Pinon Unified School District No. 4 Pinon, AZ Apr 13, 2015 $45,500
Math Teacher Pinon Unified School District No. 4 Pinon, AZ Sep 04, 2015 $45,500
High School Math Teacher Global Teachers Solutions LLC Ridgeland, SC Aug 20, 2016 $45,493
Math Teacher Harmony School of Innovation-Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX Jan 08, 2016 $45,490
Math Teacher Harmony Science Academy-Euless Euless, TX Jan 08, 2016 $45,490
Math Teacher The School Board of The City of Petersburg Petersburg, VA Sep 01, 2015 $45,427

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Top Skills for A Math Teacher

  1. Algebra
  2. Mathematics
  3. Classroom Management
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  • Collaborated on adoption of group curriculum for at-risk Algebra students.
  • Established a positive learning environment that encourages individual growth and motivates students to achieve optimal performance levels in Mathematics.
  • Maintained classroom management; implemented student discipline measures to decrease class disruptions.
  • Developed and executed new lesson plans to improve student engagement and drive academic achievement.
  • Organized parent-teacher conferences that maximized student learning and closed critical learning gaps that hindered student growth.

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