Feb 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Middle Grades Mathematics (5-9), M.A.T.

College of Education  
Department: Teaching and Learning 

This Major shares core requirements with the Mathematics Education (6-12), M.A.T.  ).


The M.A.T. in Middle Grades Mathematics Education (5-9) is designed for individuals seeking initial certification to teach mathematics at the middle grades level. 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.

Accredited by the Florida Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Admission Information

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 passed the Florida Subject Area Exam in Mathematics 5-9
  • Have completed at least 18 credit hours in mathematics at the level of college algebra

International Students
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.).

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours 36 hours

  • Foundational Courses - 3 Credit Hours
  • Shared Core Requirements - 9 Credit Hours
  • Specialization - 9 Credit Hours
  • Math Education Courses - 15 Credit Hours

Foundational Courses (3 Credit Hours)

Students must complete this prior to proceeding with the other required courses.


Action Research Project to be taken in the last fall or spring: Can only be taken while enrolled in at least two credits.