If you love mathematics and can picture yourself guiding students through algebra, geometry, calculus, and more, we invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise as a mathematics teacher. Our Mathematics Secondary Education degree program provides a comprehensive mathematics background along with all of the requirements for secondary teacher licensure.

University of Jamestown Mathematics Secondary Education Distinctions

As a Mathematics Secondary Education major at University of Jamestown, you’ll benefit from:

  • Numerous hands-on opportunities to meet and work with educators and students in the community
  • The latest information with regard to legislation and regulations affecting the teaching profession
  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Significant opportunities for international study, hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities
Secondary Education: Mathematics Factsheet

Proven Success

  • University of Jamestown students are equipped with the skills necessary to face the demands and challenges of the teaching profession and who are well-prepared and confident that they will make an important difference in the lives of children and young adults.
  • Students are encouraged to join the Student North Dakota Education Association, a professional organization which exposes members to greater knowledge of their field and provides opportunities to meet other education students and professionals. Other organizations in early childhood education, reading, mathematics, and science also afford opportunities for participation.
  • Eligible students are invited to join Pi Lambda Theta, the international honor society and professional association in education.

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here or downloaded here.

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

Ashish Patel, MSAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MS in Mathematics; BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of North Dakota

More information about the chair.
David Harpster, Ed.D.Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Certifications/Degrees: Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction; Montana State University-Bozeman

More information about the chair.

Periodically, departments do employ adjunct faculty when full-time faculty do not have time within their schedules to teach all courses which the university wishes to be taught. Additionally, sometimes there is a community member or member of the staff at the University of Jamestown that holds a skill or has had education which makes it possible to teach a course which cannot otherwise be taught by regular full-time faculty. This list does change semester-to-semester.

  • University of Jamestown
    Mathematics Department
    6034 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  • Cherish Bauer-Reich Assistant Professor of Engineering

    Cherish.BauerReich@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 4304

  • Ashish Patel, MS Assistant Professor

    apatel@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5603

  • David Harpster, Ed.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics

    dharpste@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5419