Can an English major teach high school math?


Can an English major teach high school math?

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Generally no, English majors can not teach high school math. English majors, although they may be required to take a math class as part of their undergraduate degree, do not have sufficient background or expertise in math to teach it at the high school level. The exception to this might be if a student double majored in English and math. In that case, the student would be able to teach both English and math in the education levels they certify in at teacher's college after they get their teaching certificate. In general, however, if a student wants to teach math to high school students, they are advised to major in math and make sure they take up to thirty credits or credit hours of math classes, including calculus, statistics, and mathematical computation.

For more information about how to become a math teacher, check out this article: Becoming a Math Teacher: Career Roadmap


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