Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17
Mathematics Education (BMA)
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (B.A. or B.S.)8 Semester Plan
120 Credit Hours
CIP Code: 13.1311 (Track 1 of 2)
College of Education
The Bachelors in Mathematics Education program explores educational foundations, methods, and theory and practice of teaching mathematics at grades 6-12. This program is designed to prepare effective teachers of middle and high school mathematics who are knowledgeable, reflective, caring, and are able to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
College Level Requirements
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.
If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.
Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.
- EDF X005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
- EDF X085* Teaching Diversity for Educators
- EME X040 Introduction to Technology for Educators
- MAC X311 Calculus I
- MAC X312 Calculus II
- MAC XXXX or MTG XXXX or MAS XXXX Mathematics Electives
*In addition to EDF X085, a minimum of 6 semester hours with an international or diversity focus is required. Eligible courses will be determined by the community college or university where the student is currently earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement.
**Courses specified in this category may apply to the USF Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) Core Curriculum coursework.
Total Major Hours: 72 Hours
Major Core Courses - 72 Hours
- EDF 3214 Human Development and Learning
- EDF 3604 Schools and Society (WRIN)
- EDF 4430 Measurement for Teachers
- EEX 4070 Integrating Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom
- TSL 4324 ESOL Competencies and Strategies
- MAE 4940 Internship: Mathematics Education
- MAE 4936 Senior Seminar in Mathematics Education (Capstone)
- ESE 4322 Classroom Management for Diverse School and Society
- MAC 2313 Calculus III
- MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematics
- MAS 3105 Linear Algebra or MAS 4301 Elementary Abstract Algebra
- MAS 4214 Elementary Number Theory
- MGF 3301 Bridge to Abstract Mathematics
- MHF 4403 The History of Mathematics Education (Writing Intensive Exit)
- MTG 3212 Geometry or MTG 4214 Modern Geometry
- STA 2023 Introductory Statistics I
Additional Major Requirements
In addition to the courses listed, students must complete "Preliminary Requirements for Students entering Teacher Education Programs (see statement under main college heading)."
Major GPA Requirement
Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 to continue to the next term. In addition, students in educator preparation programs must also earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in their professional core and specialization coursework to continue to the next term.
Major Grade Requirement
Students are required to earn a C- or higher in all upper-level major coursework.
Major Residency Requirement
A student must complete 32 hours of major coursework at USF Tampa to meet residency requirements.