Feb 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

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


Mathematics Education B.A./B.S.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120
Plans of Study

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 - College of Education


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 - Mathematics Education B.A./B.S.


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 https://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 https://www.usf.edu/education/undergraduate/academic-advising/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 - Mathematics Education B.A./B.S.


Following Florida BOG Regulation 8.010, state mandated common course prerequisites are lower-division courses that are required for progression into the upper division of a particular baccalaureate degree program. 

Transfer students should complete the State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites 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. Successful completion of the common prerequisites alone does not guarantee a student admission into the degree program. 

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

  • EDF X005 Introduction to Education and Field Experience - 3 credit hours
  • MAC X311 Calculus I - 4 credit hours
  • MAC X312 Calculus II - 4 credit hours
  • MAC X000-X999 or MTG X000-X999 or MAS X000-X999 - 4 credit hours

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.

Mathematics Education Major Core Courses: 21 courses; 70 credit hours


Middle School Mathematics Concentration


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.

Concentration Core Courses: 14 courses; 46 credit hours


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

Mathematics Education B.A./B.S. - Additional Information


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 Requirements


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

Residency Requirements


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:  https://caepnet.org/).

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)


NOTE: SCIV - Civics Literacy  requirement needs to be fulfilled prior to graduation. See advisor.

Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

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

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: 15