Math Teaching Jobs

You do complicated calculations in your head. You actually enjoy logic puzzles.

You were never the kid who asked “how does this apply?” in high school algebra or calculus class, because you already understood that math informs modern life, from advances in engineering to the algorithms that drive Google and Facebook. If you love math and can make math come alive for others, then a career as a math teacher at an independent school might be the perfect fit for you.

Teaching Math at an Independent School

In an independent school, the study of math is no longer associated with rote memorization and dry textbook practice problems. Increasingly, independent schools are moving toward a math curriculum that embraces the 21st century education tenets of critical thinking, problem solving, accessing and analyzing information, and fostering imagination and creativity. The diversity of methods for teaching math has increased exponentially in the past decade.

Math teachers in independent schools teach students how to understand concepts rather than just memorize formulas, how to use technology such as graphing calculators and computers, and how to solve problems that affect real people every day. Our client schools are increasingly receptive to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education models, and math teachers at independent schools might work in tandem with teachers in other departments.

Finding Math Teaching Jobs Through CS&A

The CS&A Math Teacher Placement Team works with teachers at every career stage, from recent college graduates to department chairs. Math is a high-demand subject area in independent schools — we encourage you to apply for candidacy if your qualifications expressly include:

  • A Master's Degree (preferred) or Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics or a related field
  • Experience teaching children, particularly in an independent, private, boarding, college preparatory, or like-kind school setting
  • A love and enthusiasm for teaching math
  • Strong references that convey your teaching abilities, connection with students, and mastery of math
  • Knowledge of 21st-century learning principles and techniques
  • Familiarity with STEM education
  • Skills, talents, and flexibility for contributing to the independent school community in additional capacities. For example: Coaching sports, advising extracurricular activities, supervising a dorm at a boarding school, etc.
  • Additional math-related skills and work experience that can enrich an independent school community. For example: Advising a computer club, coaching a math team, judging a math competition, etc.

If you seek a math teaching job in an independent school, don't hesitate — apply now. Begin your job search here.

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