BSSEM Career Opportunities

There is currently a shortage in the supply of licensed secondary mathematics teachers in the state of Montana as well as elsewhere. Accredited schools in Montana are required to hire state licensed mathematics teachers. Upon completion of the BSSEM degree program, graduates can apply for the Montana Secondary Mathematic teaching license through the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) at In addition to successful completion of the BSSEM degree program, Montana requires prospective secondary mathematics teachers to successfully complete the PRAXIS II Mathematical Content Test (5161) before being granted a teaching license. Because the BSSEM program is accredited by the Montana Board of Public Education licensed graduates may be hired to teach mathematics in any Montana public middle or high school. Licensure in other states may carry different or additional requirements. Graduates should contact the specific state to determine the process and requirements for obtaining a teaching license.