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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines:

Minimum Total Hours: 39
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 13.1311
Dept. Code: EDI
Major/College Codes: TMA ED
Approved 2002

This major shares core requirements with the M.A. in Mathematics Education and the M.A.T. in Mathematics Education (6-12).

Contact Information

College: Education
Department: Teaching and Learning

Contact Information:

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
  • Passed the Florida General Knowledge Test (GKT). For the graduate level teacher preparation programs, preferred GRE scores of 150 verbal and 156 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 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
* 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

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 39 hours

Foundational Courses - 6 Credit Hours

Shared Core Requirements - 9 Credit Hours

Specialization - 9 Credit Hours

Math Ed Courses - 15 Credit Hours

Foundational Courses (6 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.

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