Careers & Opportunities

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

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Education, Graduate Student, or Professional?

Mathematics majors are highly recruited on college campuses. Identifying one of three career tracks typically followed by Mathematics majors can help you make specific plans. The information below is provided to help you choose the career path for you. For more help, please visit the Career Services website.

Education

Mathematics teachers at the middle school and secondary levels are in high demand in Texas, and throughout the country. TAMUCC provides many resources for students interested in pursuing teaching mathematics.

Dr. Elaine Young is the Coordinator of the Science Math & Technology Education (SMTE) Program: http://smte.tamucc.edu. SMTE works to support students seeking to become science, math, and technology K-12 educators.

O.B Garcia(ob.garcia@tamucc.edu) is the Teacher Recruitment Coordinator in the College of Education and Human Development. He can provide information about teacher certification requirements.

Graduate School

Further study of mathematics can lead to more employment opportunities, research work, as well as college level teaching. Let your faculty mentor know early if you are interested in going on to graduate school.

Professional Careers

A career in a math-related field requires problem solving, logical reasoning, and creative thinking skills, as well as the ability to apply that knowledge in practical ways.