Share your passion for math

Build on your math expertise and learn practical ways to teach math to students in middle school. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Math Education and are prepared for certification in Middle Grades Mathematics (grades 5-9).

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

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Our Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Math Education prepares you for a rewarding career

  • You'll get to share your love of math with the next generation
  • Give students the tools they need to solve math problems in the real world
  • You'll be prepared for graduate level studies

Middle Grades Mathematics Education (5-9) Bachelor of Science


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), 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
(727) 712-5890

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


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
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 and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or see an academic advisor.

Graduation Rules

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

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

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.

A.A. Degree


EDF 1005 Introduction to Education 3

Mathematics (Complete 8 credits)

MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
Any MAC Prefix Course 3

Core Requirements (Complete 27 credits)

EDF 3214 Student Development and Learning Principles K-12 3
EDF 4430 Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment in Education K-12 3
* EEX 3012 Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-12 3
EDG 3410 Classroom Management and Communication K-12 3
* MAE 4943 Internship: Middle Grades Math Education 5-9 12
RED 4043 Reading within the Disciplines 5-12 3

Major Requirements (Complete 30 Credits)

MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematical Structures 3
MAE 3320 Interactive Middle School Mathematics Projects 3
MAE 3823 Connections Through Algebraic Thinking 4
* MAE 3941 Interactve Middle School Math Projects Practicum 1
MAE 4114 Mathematics Content for the Elementary Grades 3
MAE 4330 Instructional Methods in Secondary Mathematics with Technology 3
MAE 4642 Assessment in Mathematics Education 2
MAE 4942 Instructional Methods in Secondary Mathematics with Technology Practicum 1
MHF 4404 Perspectives in Mathematics 3
MTG 3212 Modern Geometries 4
STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3

ESOL Requirements (Complete 3 credits)

* TSL 3080 ESOL Issues: Principles and Practices I P - 12 3

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

Total Credits 120


Earn your A.A. degree from SPC and continue into our Middle Grades Mathematics Education Bachelor of Science Degree.

Preparing you for certification

Once you complete SPC's Middle Grades Mathematics Education bachelor's degree, you're prepared for state certification in middle grades mathematics (grades 5-9) and can start the steps to apply for your Florida Professional Certificate.

Middle Grades Mathematics Education B.S. Degree

Admission to the Middle Grades Mathematics Education B.S. Degree

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