The Master of Education (MEd) for Mathematics Education program is designed for individuals interested in teaching mathematics in a middle or high school. This program leads to eligibility for professional certification for teaching mathematics to students in grades 6-12.

What kind of students typically enroll in the MEd in mathematics education program?

  • Individuals that received a degree in mathematics or in another STEM related discipline who are interested in teaching middle or high school mathematics.
  • Individuals looking for a path to eligibility for a professional teaching certificate.

Minimum Admission Requirements*

  • Earned a B.A. or B.S. in a STEM or related field
  • 2.7 overall GPA and 3.0 upper division GPA
  • Must have taken at least Calculus 1 and 2 PRIOR to admission
  • GRE scores
  • Completed all other general admission requirements

*GPAs and GREs are the minimums set by the Graduate School. Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Satisfying minimum requirements of the graduate school does not guarantee admission into the program.

Recommended Prior to Admission:

  • Passed FTCE Subject Area Exam (Mathematics 6-12)
  • Taken MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations (Note: This may be taken as a graduate student, but cannot be counted toward your degree)

Passing Scores on the following FTCE Exams are Required Prior to Program Completion:

Additional Certification Requirements: Candidates are encouraged to examine the requirements for certification located on the Florida Department of Education website.

Steps for applying can be found here.

MEd Program of Study

Requirement Category Courses Credits
Professional Education ESE 6345: Effective Teaching in Secondary Schools (Fall or Spring)
EDG 5666: Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (Spring)
TSL 5325: ESOL Strategies for the Content Area Teacher (SU A)
RED 5337: Reading in the Secondary School (Fall)
Mathematics Methods Core MAE 5327: Middle School Mathematics Methods (Fall)
MAE 5332: Secondary School Mathematics Methods and Assessment (Spring)
MAE 5945: Secondary School Mathematics Practicum (Spring)
Mathematics* MAS 3114: Computational Linear Algebra (Fall)
MAP 4484/5489: Modeling in Mathematical Biology (Spring)
Cognates/Electives** Possible Areas for Coursework: Additional Mathematics or Statistics Content Courses; Additional Mathematics or Statistics Education Courses; Educational Technology Courses; Foundations of Education Courses 9
Total 36

*up to 6 hours of upper level undergraduate coursework in mathematics (3000 or 4000 level in the Florida course numbering system) can count toward your Masters degree assuming they are taken after admission or were in addition to the 120 hours required as part of your undergraduate program. Other mathematics courses may be able to fulfill this requirement subject to approval by your advisor and the graduate coordinator.

**Courses will be chosen in consultation with your advisor. Decisions will be made based on the background you bring to the program as well as goals for your career.