Mathematics Education Program Information
The School of Teaching & Learning offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) degrees in Mathematics Education. More information about the requirements for these degrees can be found in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) for Mathematics Education program is designed for individuals interested in teaching mathematics in a middle or high school. This program leads to eligibility for professional certification for teaching mathematics to students in grades 6-12. It typically attracts students who received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or another STEM-related discipline and are seeking to teach middle or high school mathematics. Our faculty will work with students to tailor their program to fit particular needs and specific career goals whether that involves becoming a professor at a research university, a faculty member that primarily teaches future teachers, a specialist for mathematics education at the district level, or last, but certainly not least, a classroom teacher.
Minimum admission requirements include:
- B.A. or B.S. degree in a STEM or related field
- 2.7 overall GPA and 3.0 upper-division undergraduate GPA
- Must have successfully completed Calculus 1 and 2 prior to admission.
- Acceptable GRE scores
- Completed all other admissions requirements
It is also recommended that applicants have passed the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) Subject Area test (for Mathematics grades 6-12) and to have completed MAP 2302 (Elementary Differential Equations).
Please visit this website for additional information about the M.Ed. degree program in Mathematics Education: http://education.ufl.edu/math-education/med.
The Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) in Mathematics Education program is designed for persons interested in gaining expertise in mathematics education and strengthening their background in mathematics. Students in this program typically take a minimum of 9 credit hours in mathematics at the graduate level. This program of study requires a thesis or project-in-lieu of thesis and does not lead to initial teacher certification.
What kind of students typically are enrolled in the M.A.E. in mathematics education program?
- Practicing teachers who want to strengthen their abilities to teach mathematics in a variety of instructional settings.
- Individuals who plan to teach at the community college level. Requirements to teach at the community college level vary depending on the individual campus. Typically, individuals must have a minimum of 18 credits in graduate mathematics. Candidates are encouraged to consult the community college where they desire employment for the exact employment requirements.
- Experienced teachers who have the eventual goal of earning a doctorate in mathematics education enabling them to work in a teacher education/mathematics education program at an institution of higher education.
B.A. or B.S. in mathematics, mathematics education, or related field; 2.7 overall GPA and 3.0 upper division GPA; GRE; and completing all other general admission requirements
3.0 GPA (overall and in major); completion of course requirements; thesis or project-in-lieu of thesis
What might a program of study look like in the M.A.E. in mathematics education?
The program of study form is customized to address the unique needs of each student and is developed in consultation with a mathematics education advisor. There are several categories of requirements for the completion of the M.A.E. in mathematics education including: a mathematics methods core, mathematics education seminar, curriculum & instruction, mathematics content knowledge, cognate/electives, and a thesis or project in lieu of thesis.
Please visit this website for additional information about the M.A.E. degree program in Mathematics Education: http://education.ufl.edu/math-education/mae.