Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019
Mathematics Education (BMA) with a concentration in Middle School Mathematics (BMM)
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (B.A. or B.S.)8 Semester Plan
120 Credit Hours
CIP Code: 13.1311
College of Education
Concentration DescriptionThis program is part of the Helios STEM Middle School Teacher Residency Program in the Department of Secondary Education. Collaboratively developed with Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), this program is designed to prepare effective teachers of middle grades mathematics who are able to meet the needs of a diverse student population. This program includes extensive field experiences, including a yearlong residency using a co-teach model with a HCPS teacher. Program graduates will be eligible for certification in Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9.
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
- MAC X311 Calculus I
- MAC XXXX (four credit hours)
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: 64 Hours
Major Core - 18 Hours
Professional Education Courses (18 hours):
- EDF 3214 Human Development and Learning
- EDF 3604 Schools and Society
- EDF 4430 Measurement for Teachers
- EEX 4070 Integrating Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom
- TSL 4324 ESOL Competencies and Strategies
- ESE 4322 Classroom Management for Diverse School and Society
The STEM Middle School Mathematics program is a cohort, residency program.
Concentration Core Courses - 46 Hours
Concentration Courses (46 hours):
- EDM 3403 Middle Level Education
- EDM 3620 Teaching the Young Adolescent Learner
- EDM 4406 Contemporary Issues in STEM Education
- MAE 3224 Middle School Mathematics Methods Course 1
- MAE 3225 Middle School Mathematics Methods Course 2
- MAE 3941 Practicum I: Middle School Mathematics Education
- MAE 3942 Practicum II: Middle School Mathematics Education
- MAE 4551 Reading the Language of Mathematics
- MAE 4941 Internship I: Middle School Mathematics Education
- MAE 4942 Internship II: Middle School Mathematics Education
- MAS 3108 Algebra Connections
- MAS 3205 Number Concepts Connections
- MTG 3207 Geometry Connections
- STA 3027 Statistics and Probability Connections
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)."
Concentration 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.
Concentration Grade Requirement
Students are required to earn a C- or higher in all upper-level major coursework.
Concentration Residency Requirement
A student must complete 32 hours of major coursework at USF Tampa to meet residency requirements.
All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 or IDS 4914 courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.
Concentration Internship Opportunities
Students enrolled in courses requiring field experience (Practicum & internship courses) are required to undergo a background check and fingerprinting.
Additional Major Information
Students are encouraged to seek advising in Student Academic Services, EDU 106, 813-974-2979. To schedule an appointment visit us at http://www.usf.edu/education/advising/undergraduate/.
Associate Professor: C. Ellerbrock; Assistant Professors: R. Sears, E. Vomvoridi-Ivanovic.
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