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Middle Grades Math Education (5-9) B.S. Degree

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    Our program prepares you for employment as a middle or secondary math 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
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    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 (grades 5-9) Education.

    Preparing you for a rewarding education career

    With this degree, you:

    • Pass your knowledge to the next generation and mold young minds
    • Help students learn to solve problems in the real world
    • Are prepared for graduate and Ph.D level training and employment
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    Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to this 60-credit program, you need:

    • An A.A. degree from a regionally accredited school that shows you met SPC's general education requirements 
    • To have completed these 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 (4 credits of additional mathematics coursework with “MAC” prefix excluding MAC 2233/H)
    • 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  

    Degree Path from AA to BS to Industry Certification 

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    After completing the coursework for this degree including the school-based hours and internship, students will be guided through the steps to apply for your Florida Professional Certificate.

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

    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.

    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

    EDF 1005Introduction to Education3
    EDF 2085Diverse Populations3
    EME 2040Introduction to Educational Technology3

    STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
    Mathematics (Complete 8 credits)

    MAC 2311Calculus with Analytic Geometry I5
    AND
    Any MAC Prefix Course3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Core Requirements (Complete 27 credits)

    EDF 3214Student Development and Learning Principles K-123
    EDF 4430Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment in Education K-123
    *EEX 3012Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-123
    EDG 3410Classroom Management and Communication K-123
    *MAE 4943Internship: Middle Grades Math Education 5-912
    RED 4043Reading within the Disciplines 5-123

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Major Requirements (Complete 30 Credits)

    MAD 3107Discrete Mathematical Structures3
    MAE 3320Interactive Middle School Mathematics Projects3
    MAE 3823Connections Through Algebraic Thinking4
    *MAE 3941Interactve Middle School Math Projects Practicum1
    MAE 4114Mathematics Content for the Elementary Grades3
    MAE 4330Instructional Methods in Secondary Mathematics with Technology3
    MAE 4642Assessing Cognitive and Affective Issues in Learning Mathematics2
    MAE 4942Instructional Methods in Secondary Mathematics with Technology Practicum1
    MHF 4404Perspectives in Mathematics3
    MTG 3212Modern Geometries4
    STA 2023Elementary Statistics3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    ESOL Requirements (Complete 3 credits)

    *TSL 3080ESOL Issues: Principles and Practices I P - 123

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

    Total Credits120
  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Bruce BrodneyFaculty,12 MonthSPBrodney.Bruce@spcollege.edu(727) 341-7986
    Andrea KellyChair, College of EducationTSKelly.Andrea@spcollege.edu(727)791-2667
    Michael PoulinChair, College of EducationCLPoulin.Michael@spcollege.edu(727)791-2788
    Robert RazeFaculty,12 MonthTSRaze.Robert@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5882