The Master of Arts in Teaching, Mathematics Education program is for noneducation majors or previously certified teachers in another field and offers a program in secondary mathematics.
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The MAT program in secondary mathematics (grades 6-12) requires a portfolio of both reflective practice/analysis of professional development and demonstration of attainment of the pre-professional level of performance for all twelve of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices. Multiple artifacts and reflective analyses are required for each of the accomplished practices. In addition, all portfolios require a final reflective analysis of students’ overall learning and professional development as the capstone portfolio entry. All portfolio entries are critical components of learning since they are the primary means of accessing the professional development of students’ as reflective practitioners.
Required Courses—21 Credit Hours
Core—16 Credit Hours
- ESE 6935 Introductory Seminar in Secondary Education* (1 credit hour)
- EDG 6415 Principles of Instruction and Classroom Management* (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6727 Critical Analysis of Social, Ethical, Legal, and Safety Issues Related to Education (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6237 Principles of Learning and Introduction to Classroom Assessment (3 credit hours)
- LAE 5337 Literacy Strategies for Middle and Secondary Teaching (3 credit hours)
- TSL 5085 Teaching Language Minority Students in K-12 Classrooms (3 credit hours)
*Must be taken in the first semester in the program.
Methods—3 Credit Hours
- MAE 5336 Current Methods in Secondary School Mathematics (3 credit hours)
Capstone—2 Credit Hours
- ESE 6936 Capstone Seminar in Secondary Education (2 credit hours)
- All students must complete a portfolio according to program guidelines. This portfolio requires demonstration of professional growth, reflection, and proficiency in the 12 Florida Educator Accomplished Practices.
- Pass all applicable sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.
Elective Courses—9 Credit Hours
The following courses are specialization courses for the degree. Course substitutions can be made with approval of adviser.
Choose one course: MAE 6641, MAE 6899, or IDS 6939 (3 credit hours)
Choose one course: MAE 6517, MAE 6656, or IDS 6915 (3 credit hours)
Choose one course: MAE 6337 or MAE 6338 (3 credit hours)
Internship—6 Credit Hours
- MAE 6946 Graduate Internship (6 credit hours)
Satisfactory completion of the Graduate Internship requires the student to demonstrate proficiency in all 12 Florida Educator Accomplished Practices at the pre-professional level in accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.065. Students must apply and be approved for Graduate Internship through the College of Education's Office of Clinical Experiences. Applications and deadlines are available at http://education.ucf.edu/clinicalexp.
Students in the Master of Arts in Teacher Education program pay a $64 equipment each semester that they are enrolled. Part-time students pay $32 per semester.
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
This program does not require GRE for admission, but in accordance with Florida Statute 1004.4 and State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066, admission to this graduate-level, state-approved initial teacher preparation program requires one of the following: 1) a composite verbal-quantitative GRE score of at least 1000, or 2) having previously passed all four parts of the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST), or 3) passing all four parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination/General Knowledge Test (FTCE/GKT). Applicants who do not meet this requirement via option 1 (GRE) or 2 (CLAST), must take and pass the FTCE/GKT for admission.
Students may not switch from an MAT program to an MEd program, or vice versa, without going through the university's admission process.
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Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website
, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information
section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.