Mathematics Education

School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Graduate Certificate

K-8 Mathematics and Science Education

The Graduate Certificate in K-8 Mathematics and Science Education is designed for teachers to improve the quality of their teaching and learning in Mathematics and Sciences for grades K-8. The graduates of the K-8 Mathematics and Science program form a strong infrastructure of teachers focusing on long-term impact in schools while helping students succeed in mathematics and science classrooms. This program is dedicated to providing all graduates with exceptional pedagogical and subject matter knowledge and skills by focusing on research-based, state-of-the-art best practices in elementary and middle school mathematics and science education.

Mathematics and Science Educator

The Mathematics and Science Educator Graduate Certificate is for teachers with at least two years of experience who instruct students in mathematics or science in grade levels K-8.

The program is designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning that occurs in grades K-8. Graduates of the Mathematics and Science Educator program will be able to assist faculty and administrators to reach all students to support their learning of mathematics and science. This program is dedicated to providing all graduates with exceptional pedagogical and subject matter knowledge and skills by focusing on research-based, state-of-the-art best practices in elementary and middle school mathematics and science education.

Master’s Degree Programs

K-8 Mathematics and Science Education (M.Ed.)

The K-8 Mathematics and Science Education program offers a MEd program for teachers with at least 3 years experience who instruct students in mathematics and/or science in the indicated grade levels. The K-8 Mathematics and Science Education program is designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning in mathematics and science in grades K-8. The graduates of the K-8 Mathematics and Science program form a strong infrastructure of teachers focusing on long-term impact in schools while helping students succeed in mathematics and science classrooms. The K-8 Mathematics and Science Education program is dedicated to providing all graduates with exceptional pedagogical and subject matter knowledge and skills by focusing on research-based, state-of-the-art best practices in elementary and middle school mathematics and science education.

Mathematics Education (M.Ed.)

The Mathematics Education track in the Secondary Education M.Ed. program is designed to meet the advanced knowledge and skill needs of the classroom teacher of mathematics.

Mathematics Education (M.A.T.)

The Teacher Education M.A.T., Mathematics Education program is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program for students seeking certification to teach Mathematics in grades 6-12, including students previously certified to teach in another field.  Students enrolled in this program should remain in close contact with their adviser to keep informed of any program changes implemented to comply with new state requirements.

This is program is for noneducation majors or previously certified teachers in another field and offers a program in secondary mathematics, as well as a track in middle school mathematics.

The primary mission of the program is to provide quality professional education for those entering careers as educators and trainers and for practicing teachers seeking to enhance their professional knowledge and skills through advanced studies.

Middle School Mathematics (M.A.T.)

The Teacher Education M.A.T., Middle School Mathematics Education program is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program for students seeking certification to teach mathematics in grades 5-9, including students previously certified to teach in another field.  This program is subject to any change in the Florida Administrative Code (State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066).  Students enrolled in this program should remain in close contact with their adviser to keep informed of any program changes implemented to comply with new state requirements.

This program is for noneducation majors or previously certified teachers in another field and offers a program in secondary in middle school mathematics.  The primary mission of the program is to provide quality professional education for those entering careers as educators and trainers and for practicing teachers seeking to enhance their professional knowledge and skills through advanced studies.

Doctor of Philosophy

Mathematics Education (Ph.D.)

The Mathematics Education track in the Education Ph.D. program is designed to prepare mathematics educators for various career options, including training educators, teaching postsecondary mathematics, and conducting research in mathematics education.

The program will assist students in opening doors to careers in preparing teachers of mathematics, teaching postsecondary mathematics, and conducting research in mathematics education. Doctoral students in the Mathematics Education Track engage in undergraduate teaching, participate in research activities with faculty, experience internships, and interact with the nationally acclaimed Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy for mathematics and Science. Throughout these activities, students are mentored by successful and experienced university mathematics education faculty. Upon entry to the doctoral program, students are expected to have attained a level of mathematics competence, verified by transcript, that is commensurate with their career goals.