UCF's Mathematics Education program is designed to enable teacher candidates to explore both educational development and mathematics content. The required curriculum meets or exceeds all recommended standards as stipulated by our accrediting agencies and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Candidates participate in a series of field experiences and internships where they gain practical experience integrating theory and practice while working with secondary students. Upon completion of the program, candidates are well prepared to succeed in the secondary mathematics classroom.
Bachelor of Science
Secondary Education (BS) – Mathematics Education
The Secondary Education BS – Mathematics Education program offers students the option of two tracks: Education and Lifelong Learning (non-certification). The Education Track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment with formal, 6-12 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.
The Secondary Education BS Mathematics Education Track meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Mathematics (6-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program who have passed all three portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country, may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to assist you in your career planning.
The Mathematics Education minor is well suited for students majoring in another secondary content area or as an area for students enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, or Engineering. This minor is available for students in the 2008 catalog year and beyond. This minor is not available to students in pending status in a College of Community Innovation and Education teacher certificate program.
Master of Arts in Teaching
Teacher Education (MAT) – Mathematics Education
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate program was created to allow individuals who are not certified to teach to become effective, certified teachers of secondary mathematics education. Graduation from this state-approved MAT includes the successful completion of a 6-hour internship, submission of a comprehensive portfolio, and passing scores on all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. The Master of Arts in Teaching admits in spring and summer terms only.
The Teacher Education (MAT), Mathematics Education program is for non-education majors or previously certified teachers in another field and offers a program in secondary mathematics (6-12), as well as a track in middle school mathematics (5-9).
Mathematics and Science Educator
The Mathematics and Science Educator Graduate Certificate is for teachers with at least two years of experience who instruct students in mathematics or science in grade levels K-8. The program is designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning that occurs in grades K-8. Graduates of the Mathematics and Science Educator program will be able to assist faculty and administrators to reach all students to support their learning of mathematics and science. This program is dedicated to providing all graduates with exceptional pedagogical and subject matter knowledge and skills by focusing on research-based, state-of-the-art best practices in elementary and middle school mathematics and science education.
Doctor of Philosophy
Education (PhD) – Mathematics Education
The Mathematics Education track in the Education PhD program is designed to prepare mathematics educators for various career options, including training educators, teaching post secondary mathematics, and conducting research in mathematics education.
The program will assist students in opening doors to careers in preparing teachers of mathematics, teaching post secondary mathematics, and conducting research in mathematics education. Doctoral students in the Mathematics Education Track engage in undergraduate teaching, participate in research activities with faculty, experience internships, and interact with the nationally acclaimed UCF Lockheed Martin Academy for Mathematics and Science. Throughout these activities, successful and experienced university mathematics education faculty mentors students. Upon entry to the doctoral program, students are expected to have attained a level of mathematics competence, verified by transcript that is commensurate with their career goals.