Inspire the next generation in math

If you love math, share your passion by teaching it to students in grades 6-12. Our bachelor's degree in Secondary Mathematics Education builds on math content and gives you practical, school-based experiences to teach students. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math (grades 6-12) Education and are prepared for certification in this area.

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

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

31,310

2026

35,530

Percent Change

14

Projected Job Openings

2760

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

43,350

2026

49,260

Percent Change

14

Projected Job Openings

3740

An SPC degree Prepares You for a rewarding education career

  • You'll be prepared to pass on your math expertise to the next generation and mold young minds
  • You'll learn how to help students solve math problems in the real world
  • You'll be ready to pursue studies at the graduate level training and employment

Secondary Education Mathematics (6-12) Bachelor of Science

MTSED-BS

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
Dean
(727) 712-5890
hartman.kimberly@spcollege.edu


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.

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

1101313111: SECONDARY MATHEMATICS EDU. (BS)

Federal CIP Code

13.1311: Mathematics Teacher Education.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Mathematics Teacher (6-12)

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:
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
MAC 2311 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
MAC 2312 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II
- Minimum of 4 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

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

EDF 1005 Introduction to Education 3
MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5
Elective in Mathematics (any MAC, MTG or MAS prefix course) 4

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT
AA Degree

MAJOR CORE COURSES
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
EDG 3410 Classroom Management and Communication K-12 3
* EEX 3012 Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-12 3
* MAE 4940 Internship: Secondary Mathematics Education 6-12 12
RED 4043 Reading within the Disciplines 5-12 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 33 Credits)

MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematical Structures 3
MAE 3320 Interactive Middle School Mathematics Projects 3
* MAE 3941 Interactve Middle School Math Projects Practicum 1
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
MAS 3105 Linear Algebra with Applications 4
MAS 4203 Number Theory 3
MAS 4301 Introductory Abstract Algebra 3
MHF 4404 Perspectives in Mathematics 3
MTG 3212 Modern Geometries 4
STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
ESOL Requirements (Complete 3 credits)

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

* School-based hours total 145 clinical clock hours plus a 15-week internship .

Total Credits 123

EARN YOUR A.A. AND BACHELOR'S DEGREES AT SPC

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

Preparing you for teacher certification

Once you complete SPC's Secondary Mathematics Education bachelor's degree, you're prepared for state certification in mathematics (grades 6-12) and can start the steps to apply for your Florida Professional Certificate.

Secondary Mathematics Education B.S. Degree