Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
This major shares core requirements with the M.A.T. in Middle Grades Mathematics (5-9).
Department: Teaching and Learning
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The M.A.T. in Mathematics Education (6-12) is designed for individuals seeking initial certification to teach High School or Middle School mathematics (grades 6-12) while working towards a Master’s degree. It is planned for graduates of B.A. Liberal Arts Mathematics programs or for graduates of other programs who have completed at least 30 credit hours of mathematics courses that include six (6) hours of calculus, three (3) hours of linear or abstract algebra, three (3) hours of number theory.
Please be advised that program and/or course requirements are subject to change per state legislative mandates, Florida Department of Education program approval standards and accreditation criteria.
Accreditation: Accredited by the Florida Department of Education, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- Meet one of the following criteria:
- Have completed 21 credit hours in mathematics at or above the level of college algebra and a passing score on the Florida Subject Area Exam in Mathematics 6-12 (FTCE)
- have completed at least 30 credit hours in mathematics at or above the level of College Algebra
- Passed the Florida General Knowledge Test (GKT). For the graduate level teacher preparation programs, GRE scores of 150 (48th percentile) verbal and 156 (60th percentile) quantitative or higher, taken within the last five years may be accepted in place of GKT, for admission to the program.
For admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree program, the student must demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by one of the following:
* Passing the General Knowledge Test, a portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (link to http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/postsecondary-assessment/ftce)
* Effective for tests administered on or after July 1, 2015, achievement of passing scores, as identified in Rule 6A-4.0021(12), F.A.C., on test sections of the GRE® revised General Test GRE Analytical Writing combined score of 4 out of 6 acceptable for GK Essay GRE Quantitative Reasoning scaled score of 147 acceptable for GK Mathematics GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score of 151 acceptable for both GK English Language Skills and GK Reading
During the 2014 Legislative Session, the passage of House Bill 433 amended s. 1012.56, FS, to eliminate the obsolete option of achieving a passing score on the CLAST earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the general knowledge requirement.
In addition to the University requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:
- A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships;
- Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.).