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Mathematics for Education

Offered as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree

Includes: Recommended math teachable courses including Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Proof based courses

Mathematics for Education is designed for students considering a career in teaching. Students can apply to York’s concurrent education program or may take a one-year consecutive education program. This BA or BSc program offers a broader background in mathematics than the other Mathematics program and encourages you to develop a wide perspective on mathematics and on the teaching and learning of mathematics. Courses or a minor for a second teachable subject can be included conveniently. There is an ongoing shortage of qualified mathematics teachers in Ontario, and across North America. This program offers excellent preparation for admission to Education programs and for future success in a teaching career, while preserving the options to transfer to other mathematics programs after second year.

12U Requirements

BSc Prerequisites

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Biology (SBI4U) OR Chemistry (SCH4U) OR Physics (SPH4U)
  • Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U) (recommended)

BA Prerequisites

  • English (ENH4U)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U) (recommended)


BSc Prerequisites

  • Highest level Mathematics
  • Highest level of one other science

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BA Prerequisites

  • Highest level Mathematics

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Typical First-Year Courses

  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Computing
  • Electives for a second teachable

The Math & Stats programs at York are designed so you can switch between any of
our programs in the first three semesters and still finish your degree on time.

How to Apply

  1. Complete an Online Application Form.
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Submit supporting documents through the York University online portal, MyFile.
    • Within four business days of application, you will receive a confirmation email with your nine-digit student reference number, which will allow you to access your MyFile account and upload your documents.
    • It is important to check your MyFile regularly for any documents you are required to submit and updates to the status of your application.
    • More information about supporting documents, document processing times and decision processing times is available on the I’ve Applied page.

Important Note: Deadlines for each entry period (Fall, Winter & Summer) can be found on the York University Future Students Website.


A degree from the Faculty of Science opens the door to many different pathways and opportunities. York Science offers an ideal learning environment to achieve your highest potential. Our programs are known for academic excellence, with professors who are committed to your success.

Recent students have worked on pedagogical research projects on topics such as experiential learning, the improvement of the first-year experience, curriculum
development and design, open educational resources, peer mentorship and supervision, technology in the classroom, graduate student teaching training, and incoming student background preparation, all in relation to mathematics and statistics. You will have paid, volunteer, and course-credit opportunities to get involved,
give back, and develop your teaching and coaching skills, as a peer mentor, peer tutor, or study group facilitator.

Our Experiential Education Coordinator provides career support services to students looking to engage in experiential learning, including co-op and internship workshops, resume help, interview prep, and much more.

The Career Center at York offers free support and resources to students such as career development workshops, one-on-one appointments, networking events, and job boards.

Career Possibilities

This program is designed for those who wish to enter a career in mathematics education, but the program’s flexibility will give you the knowledge and skills to work in any industry looking for strong computational, analytical and
communication skills.