1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Undergrad Math School

  1. Jan 12, 2011 #1
    I'm nearing the end of highschool and am looking for a college/university for my undergraduate studies. I am planning to major in Mathematics with a concentraion in secondary education. I only have two schools on my list to consider/apply, they are EIU and UIC (because good teachers I know have attended these schools), however, I would like to expand the list so that I have a wider selection to choose from. Any suggestions for good undergraduate math education schools?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 12, 2011 #2
    anywhere in the world?
  4. Jan 12, 2011 #3
    Yes, the location of the school doesn't matter to me.
  5. Jan 12, 2011 #4
    Um i think he really means anywhere in the world that has a math program. Just go to the university close to your house
  6. Jan 13, 2011 #5
    Haha thats not what I meant.

    MIT and the University of Waterloo are prestigious schools for math in North America.
  7. Jan 13, 2011 #6
    Although it doesn't matter as much where you go for undergrad, I guess I'll just list the most prestigious/top math undergrads for you to keep in mind: Harvard, Berkeley, Princeton, MIT, U of Chicago, Caltech, Stanford, UCLA, Yale, etc.

    EDIT: Also, note that you should probably go to a different university for graduate school if you intend to do that. This means that if you want to try out both a public + private university for a wider spectrum, try a public university undergrad and private grad. That's my plan anyways.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011
  8. Jan 13, 2011 #7

    Vanadium 50

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2015 Award

    If you want a degree in math *education*, I would not be going to MIT, and probably not any of the high-powered schools listed. I would go to a liberal arts school that has a program in it.
  9. Jan 13, 2011 #8
    Both UCLA and Berkeley have math teaching programs housed in the math department.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?