Welcome to the Mathematics Education program here at the University of Central Florida.
UCF's Mathematics Education program is designed to enable teacher candidates to take a variety of classes related to the development of secondary aged students as well as a set of mathematics classes. The required curriculum meets or exceeds all recommended standards as stipulated by our accrediting agencies and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Candidates participate in a series of field experiences and internships where they gain practical experience integrating theory and practice while working with secondary students. Upon completion of the program, candidates are well prepared to succeed in the secondary mathematics classroom.
Our Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Mathematics Education "retools" degreed individuals who are not certified to teach mathematics to become effective teachers of secondary (grades 6-12) or middle school (grades 5-9) mathematics.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Mathematics Education is an advanced professionalization degree for certified mathematics teachers. This degree enhances mathematics teachers' professional knowledge and skills with considerable emphasis placed on the application of current research in Mathematics Education. Both degrees are dedicated to providing graduates with exceptional pedagogical and subject matter knowledge and skills by focusing on research-based "state-of-the-art" best practices in Mathematics Education.