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College of Education

Bachelor of Science

Secondary Education Mathematics (6-12)

MTSED-BS

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Kimberly Hartman, Dean, (727) 712-5890

Program Summary

Program Summary *
This teacher preparation program combines mathematics content related material with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach mathematics in grades 6-12. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education (6-12) and will be well prepared to teach topics related to High School Mathematics.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Mathematics Teacher (6-12)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2015 (495), 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.

Admission Rules

To be admitted to this 63-credit program, you need:
- An A.A. degree (or transcripts showing 60 credits from a regionally accredited school))
- Completion of the state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of C or higher:
- Minimum of 2 credits of additional mathematics electives with a MAC, MTG or MAS prefix)
- 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 (If the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) was taken before July 1, 2002, passing scores can also be used to meet this requirement.)

GPA:
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for graduation.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY (6 credits):
Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
Two years in high school or two semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language.

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.

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor.

Graduation Rules

GPA:
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for graduation.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY (6 credits):
Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
Two years in high school or two semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language.

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.

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor.

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
Grade of "C" or better required

Introduction to Education
3
Teaching Diverse Populations
3
Introduction to Educational Technology
3
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
5
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
5
2
Elective in Mathematics (any MAC, MTG or MAS prefix course)

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
A.A. Degree

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Core Requirements (Complete 27 credits)

Student Development and Learning Principles K-12 *
3
Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment in Education K-12
2
Educational Issues for the 21st Century
2
Classroom Management and Communication K-12
2
Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-12 *
3
Internship: Secondary Mathematics Eduction 6-12 *
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
Interactve Middle School Math Projects Practicum *
1
Instructional Methods in Secondary Mathematics with Technology
3
Instructional Methods in Secondary Mathematics with Technology Practicum
1
Assessing Cognitive and Affective Issues in Learning Mathematics
2
Linear Algebra with Applications
4
Number Theory
3
Introductory Abstract Algebra
3
Transitions to Advanced Mathematics
3
Perspectives in Mathematics
3
Modern Geometries
4

MAJOR CORE COURSES
ESOL Requirements (Complete 3 credits)

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

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

123
Total Credits