Recent U.S. labor market data show that the MA in post-secondary foundational mathematics teaching is a career in demand:
- The U.S. Department of Education reports that there’s an inadequate pipeline of teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.
- The White House challenged the nation in 2013 to recruit 100,000 new effective STEM teachers over the next decade.
- Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development (IDWD) projects a 15.4 percent growth in postsecondary mathematical science teachers by 2020.
- The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, projects nearly 17,000 openings for postsecondary math teachers due to growth and replacements.
- An increasing number of professionals are transitioning to mathematics teaching careers at community colleges from positions outside of education, and do not have secondary teaching experience, according to a study by Kathy Rogotzke at Iowa State University.