This study was conducted to determine freshman mathematics student teachers' expectations from their instructors and classmates in terms of contribute to their career development. In this study, case study method was used. A questionnarie with 2 open-ended questions was administered to total 152 freshman mathematics student teachers enrolled to Department of Elementary Mathematics Education, in Fatih Faculty of Education, in autumn semester of 2009-2010 academic year. As a result, it is revealed that freshman mathematics student teachers expect from their instructors about learning environment, exam question, assessment and evaluation and social relations between instructor and students. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.