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Middle Grades Mathematics (BS)

Admission Program Objective Code BSEM
State CIP Code 1101313112

The first sixty credits in the following program of study are designed to prepare students not only for the A.A. degree, but also for the General Knowledge exam and Middle Grades Math Subject Area exam of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).

If you plan to be a middle grades math teacher and are just beginning your A.A. degree, this program of study will best prepare you for that career choice. If you have already completed your A.A. degree and some of your general education courses differ from those listed below, your A.A. degree will still meet that component of the admission process; however, you may need to complete additional coursework, independent study, or workshops to be well prepared for the FTCE Middle Grades Math Subject Area exam. A passing score on the FTCE Middle Grades Mathematics Subject Area exam is one of the graduation requirements for this degree. For a detailed summary of graduation requirements for this degree program, see the Bachelor of Science graduation requirement  section.

Courses with the “C” designation include extra hours to accommodate laboratory and field experiences.

Substitutions for any coursework in this program of study must be approved by the Teacher Education Program Director. Please note that some courses below may require lower division prerequisites not specified as program requirements. Requirements for Teacher Education programs may change due to legislative mandates. Candidates should request the most current requirements from the Teacher Education Program Director.

Lower Division (Associate Degree) Courses

Unless otherwise specified, select courses from each category, see the AA Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for course listings:

General Education Course Requirements

One or both of the Biological or Physical Sciences must come from a core group.  See AA Degree General Education Requirements  for details.

** One or both of the Social Sciences must come from a core group.  See AA Degree General Education Requirements  for details.

At least 6 hours of diversity credits should be included in General Education required credits.

Total General Education Credits Required: 36

State-Mandated Prerequisites

Additional Lower Division Coursework

Additional Lower Division Credits Required Including State Mandated Prerequisites: 24

Diversity Requirement

Within the AA or AS coursework, students must meet the state-mandated diversity requirement of 6 credit hours with an international or diversity focus.

Diversity courses:  

                   IDS 2220 ,                   


Total Lower Division (Associate Degree) Credits Required: 60

Foreign Language

A minimum of 6 credit hours must be earned in one foreign language at the college level, or successful completion of two sequential credits in high school foreign language, or an appropriate score on an approved CLEP examination.

  • ___-____ - Foreign Language
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Total Upper Division Credits Required: 60

Total Program Credits Required: 120

Suggested Two Year Academic Plan

This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer semester(s). Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester.

Middle Grades Mathematics (BS) (BSEM)
First Year
Fall Semester
EDG 3343 - Instructional Strategies 3 Credit Hours  
EDG 3410C - Classroom Management, School Safety, Law, and Ethics 3 Credit Hours  
TSL 3081C - TESOL Issues and Practice 3 Credit Hours  
RED 3324C - Teaching in the Middle Grades Curriculum 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  12
Spring Semester
RED 3335C  
EME 3410C - Integrating Technology in the Classroom 3 Credit Hours  
MTG 2206 - College Geometry 3 Credit Hours  
EDF 3430 - Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment in Education 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  12
Summer Semester 
EDF 3214 - Human Development and Learning 3 Credit Hours  
STA 2023 - Statistics 3 Credit Hours ♦  
MAC 2312 - Calculus II 4 Credit Hours  
EEX 3070 - Methods of Inclusion and Collaboration 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  13
Second Year
Fall Semester
MAE 3350C - Principles and Methods for Teaching Mathematics K-8 3 Credit Hours  
MAE 4940C - Teaching Methods in Middle Grades Math Field Experience 1 Credit Hour  
MHF 4404 - History of Mathematics 3 Credit Hours  
MAD 3107 - Applied Discrete Mathematics 3 Credit Hours  
MAE 4312C - How Children Learn Math 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  13
Spring Semester
MAE 4945 - Internship - Middle Grades Math 9 Credit Hours  
MAE 4930C - Seminar in Math Education 1 Credit Hour  
Total Semester Hours:  10
Total Upper Division Program Hours:  60