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Secondary Math Education (6-12) 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
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    This teacher preparation program combines math content and applications with practical, school-based experiences to prepare students for professional certification for middle and high schools. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math (grades 6-12) 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 63-credit program, you need:

    • An A.A. degree from a regionally accredited school that shows you meet SPC's general education requirements 
    • To have completed these 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
      • MAC XXXX (4 credits of an additional math course with “MAC” prefix, MTG, or MAS 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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  • 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) 712-5876

    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 1005Introduction to Education3
    MAC 2311Calculus with Analytic Geometry I5
    MAC 2312Calculus with Analytic Geometry II5
    Elective in Mathematics (any MAC, MTG or MAS prefix course)4

    ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT
    AA Degree

    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
    EDG 3410Classroom Management and Communication K-123
    *EEX 3012Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-123
    *MAE 4940Internship: Secondary Mathematics Education 6-1212
    RED 4043Reading within the Disciplines 5-123

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Major Requirements (Complete 33 Credits)

    MAD 3107Discrete Mathematical Structures3
    MAE 3320Interactive Middle School Mathematics Projects3
    *MAE 3941Interactve Middle School Math Projects Practicum1
    MAE 4330Instructional Methods in Secondary Mathematics with Technology3
    MAE 4642Assessment in Mathematics Education2
    *MAE 4942Instructional Methods in Secondary Mathematics with Technology Practicum1
    MAS 3105Linear Algebra with Applications4
    MAS 4203Number Theory3
    MAS 4301Introductory Abstract Algebra3
    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 145 clinical clock hours plus a 15-week internship .

    Total Credits123
  • 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