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College of Education

Bachelor of Science

Middle Grades Mathematics Education (5-9)

MGMED-BS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Kimberly Hartman, Dean, (727) 712-5876

Program Summary

With our program, your classroom math content and applications learning is combined with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification for middle schools. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Math Education (grades 5-9). (MGMED-BS)

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1101313112: MIDDLE GRADES MATHEMATICS EDU. (BS)

Federal CIP Code

13.1311: Mathematics Teacher Education.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Our program prepares you for employment as a middle school teacher:
  • - job prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as science, math and bilingual education
  • - in 2010, the average salary of a Florida teacher was $50,000
  • - the Florida Legislature has determined there is a shortage of math and science teachers, making you eligible for student loan forgiveness programs
  • Source: Florida Department of Education and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Admission Rules

To be admitted to this 60-credit program, you need:
- An AA degree (or transcripts showing 60 credits from a regionally accredited school to include AA degree general education requirements)
- To have completed the state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of C or higher:
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
EDF 2085 - Teaching Diverse Populations
EME 2040 - Introduction to Educational Technology
MAC 2311 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
MAC XXXX (3 credits of additional mathematics coursework with "MAC" prefix NOT including MAC 2233 )
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale in all college classes
- Passing scores from all sections of Florida's General Knowledge test

Questions regarding admissions, please consult with the Dean of College of Education.

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor. Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.facts.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or see an academic advisor.

Graduation Rules

GPA:
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for graduation; a grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY:
Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
This bachelor's degree program requires a minimum of two consecutive years of a foreign language in high school OR two semesters of a foreign language at the college level.

Completing all program requirements, including ESOL, demonstrating competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), and passing the final internship are conditions of graduation.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT
A.A. Degree

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
Education

Introduction to Education
3
Diverse Populations
3
Introduction to Educational Technology
3

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
Mathematics (Complete 8 credits)

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
5
AND
3
Any MAC Prefix Course

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Core Requirements (Complete 27 credits)

Student Development and Learning Principles K-12
3
Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment in Education K-12
3
Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-12 *
3
Classroom Management and Communication K-12
3
Internship: Middle Grades Math Education 5-9 *
12
Reading within the Disciplines 5-12
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 30 Credits)

Discrete Mathematical Structures
3
Interactive Middle School Mathematics Projects
3
Connections Through Algebraic Thinking
4
Interactve Middle School Math Projects Practicum *
1
Mathematics Content for the Elementary Grades
3
Instructional Methods in Secondary Mathematics with Technology
3
Assessing Cognitive and Affective Issues in Learning Mathematics
2
Instructional Methods in Secondary Mathematics with Technology Practicum
1
Perspectives in Mathematics
3
Modern Geometries
4
Elementary Statistics
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
ESOL Requirements (Complete 3 credits)

ESOL Issues: Principles and Practices I P - 12 *
3

* School-based hours total 150 clinical clock hours plus a 15-week internship

120
Total Credits