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.

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Academic Program Coordinator: Janet Andreasen, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Programs

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.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

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Undergraduate Minor

Mathematics Education

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.

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Graduate Programs

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).

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

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Teacher Education (MAT) – Middle School Mathematics Education

The Teacher Education MAT, Middle School Mathematics Education program is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program for students seeking certification to teach mathematics in grades 5-9, including students previously certified to teach in another field.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

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Secondary Education (MEd) – Mathematics Education

The Mathematics Education track in the Secondary Education MEd program is designed to meet the advanced knowledge and skill needs of the classroom teacher of mathematics.

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Doctoral Program

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.

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