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    Aug 11, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics Education B.A., with Middle School Mathematics Concentration


Mathematics Education B.A./B.S.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120

The Bachelors in Mathematics Education program explores educational foundations, methods, and theory and practice of teaching mathematics at grades 6-12. This program is designed to prepare effective teachers of middle and high school mathematics who are knowledgeable, reflective, caring, and are able to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

Admission Requirements


Students seeking admission to this program must meet the following Department of Education’s Teacher Educator Certification requirements:

  1. ​Earn a 2.5 overall GPA;
  2. Complete all general education and state mandated common prerequisite courses with a C- or higher in each;
  3. Pass all sections of the General Knowledge Test. Information can be found at http://www.usf.edu/education/academics/teacher-certification/general-knowledge-test.aspx;
  4. Submit an application to Student Academic Services, EDU 106, 813-974-2979.

Applications can be found at http://www.usf.edu/education/advising/undergraduate/coedu-applications.aspx.

Students must complete General Education and the General Knowledge Test before admission to a teacher preparation program (see http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=1000-1099/1004/Sections/1004.04.html).

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • EDF X005 Introduction to Education - 3 credit hours
  • MAC X311 - 4 credit hours
  • MAC X312 - 4 credit hours
  • MAC XXXX or MTG XXXX or MAS XXXX - 4 credit hours

A minimum of 6 semester hours with an international or diversity focus is required. Eligible courses will be determined by the community college or university where the student is currently earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement.

FOR EDUCATION MAJORS: General education courses will be determined by the college or university where the student currently is earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree, and will be published in the institution’s existing catalog and delineated in the Statewide Course Numbering System.

Total Major Hours: 70


Middle School Mathematics


This program is part of the Helios STEM Middle School Teacher Residency Program in the Department of Secondary Education. Collaboratively developed with Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), this program is designed to prepare effective teachers of middle grades mathematics who are able to meet the needs of a diverse student population. This program includes extensive field experiences, including a yearlong residency using a co-teach model with a HCPS teacher. Program graduates will be eligible for certification in Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9.

Total Concentration Hours: 67


Concentration Core (46 hours)


The STEM Middle School Mathematics program is a cohort, residency program.

NOTE: In addition to the courses listed, students must complete “Preliminary Requirements for Students entering Teacher Education Programs” (see statement under main college heading).

GPA Requirements


Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 to continue to the next term. In addition, students in educator preparation programs must also earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in their professional core and specialization coursework to continue to the next term.

Grading Requirement


Students are required to earn a C- or higher in all upper-level major coursework.

Residency Requirement


A student must complete 32 hours of major coursework at USF to meet residency requirements.

Internship Opportunities


Students enrolled in courses requiring field experience (Practicum & internship courses) are required to undergo a background check and fingerprinting.

Accreditation


This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Advising Information


For prospective and current College of Education students with a home campus of Tampa, please select the following link for information about scheduling an  advising appointment:  https://www.usf.edu/education/about-us/advising.aspx

For prospective and current College of Education students with a home campus of Sarasota-Manatee, please select the following link for information about scheduling an advising appointment: https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising/

For prospective and current College of Education students with a home campus of St. Pete, please select the following link for information about scheduling an advising appointment: https://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising/advisor/index.aspx

4 Year Plan of Study - Mathematics Education B.A./B.S., with Middle School Mathematics Concentration


NOTES:

 

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Middle School Mathematics Teacher

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

$30,000 - $45,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 3 (Summer)


  • Study Abroad (Optional)
  • Complete General Knowledge Test

Total Credit Hours: 0

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • Apply to College of Education

Total Credit Hours: 0

Year 3


Semester 9 (Summer)


Total Credit Hours: 9

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 11 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - Mathematics Education B.A./B.S., with Middle School Mathematics Concentration


NOTES:

Year 1


Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12