Mar 02, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Mathematics Education, M.A.T.

College of Education  
Department: Teaching and Learning 

This Major shares core requirements with the Science Education, M.A.T.   and the Social Science Education, M.A.T.  


  • Middle Grades Mathematics (5-9)
  • Secondary Mathematics (6-12)

The M.A.T. in Mathematics Education is designed for individuals seeking initial certification to teach mathematics at either the middle grades level (5-9) or across all secondary grade levels (6-12). 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.

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 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  For more information:


Students seeking to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program with embedded Reading and ESOL endorsements must attain passing scores on all portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).
Students who graduate prior to attaining passing scores on all portions of the FTCE will not receive the state-approved teacher preparation program with respective endorsements statement on their official transcript.

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 Subjet Area Exam in Mathematics (exam for 5-9 or 6-12, corresponding to the preferred concentration) 
    • have completed at least 18 credit hours in mathematics at or above the level of college algebra

International Students
In addition to the University requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours:  36 Credit Hours

  • Shared Core Requirements - 15 Credit Hours
  • Concentration Requirements- 15 Credit Hours
  • Practicum/Internship - 6 Credit Hours 


Concentration Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Practicum / Internship (6 Credit Hours)

All sections of the FTCE Prof., and Educ. & Subj. Area: Middle Grades Math (5-9) or Mathematics (6-12), dependent on concentration, must be passed prior to internship.

Program of studies will be planned so that all course work will be completed prior to the internship. However, should there be a need for an exception; M.A.T. students may take one 3-credit course during internship—although this is unadvisable given the full-time nature of the teaching experience and one 3-credit course after internship. 

All school districts require fingerprints for a minimum of practica and final internship.  Students must pass a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the school district.  Some districts also require drug testing.


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

Comprehensive Examination:

The Project is completed in lieu of the Comprehensive Exam.