Total Minimum Hours:59 credit hours
Major Common Core 3 credit hours
EDG 7067Philosophies of Inquiry (3)
Research Methods & Tools (refer to the concentration for specific requirements)
Subspecialty within Concentration (Optional requirements in some Concentrations)
Cognate (Optional requirement in some Concentrations)
Interdisciplinary Focus (Optional requirement in some Concentrations)
Note: Effective Fall 2011, all concentrations must take EDG 7067 and may be used as a substitute for one of the courses in Psychological & Social Foundations for those concentrations requiring foundations courses.
Refer to the concentration area for specific dissertation requirements.
Doctoral Qualifying Examination
Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. (See current College of Education Graduate Handbook, www.coedu.usf.edu, click on information; also consult Faculty Program contact).
Individual areas of concentration may have variations in the requirements. For information contact the department offering the major and specialization of interest. Please be advised that major and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.
MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (DMA) 65 HOURS
Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
The Curriculum and Instruction degree is offered with a concentration area in Mathematics Education. Each major is highly individualized. Candidates’ programs of study are planned with the approval of a faculty committee based upon previous experience and future goals.
Concentration Admission Information
The admissions committee will consider each candidate in light of his or her unique submission and qualifications. The expectations used by the faculty are:
- An earned master’s degree from regionally accredited institutions Or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
- Undergraduate or master’s degree should be in an appropriate education or mathematics related field
- Official GRE scores within the last 5 years with Preferred scores of 600 on the quantitative portion and at least 475 on the verbal portion are expected
- “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) average or higher in all work attempted while registered as an upper division student in the Baccalaureate degree or minimum of 3.0 grade point at the master’s level
- Successful teaching experience in a K-12 or college level setting preferred
- Demonstrated commitment to personal professional growth and development
- Strong academic, analytic and communications skills
- Statement of purpose
- Three letters of recommendation
Total Major requirements with this concentration: 65 hours minimum
EDG 7067 Philosophy of Scholarly Inquiry(3)
Secondary Education Core: 9 hours minimum
ESE 7415 Teaching and Learning in Content Areas (required)(3)
ESE 7937 Advanced Seminar in Sec Ed (required)(3)
ESE 7944 Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education (Required)(3)
Statistics/Measurement/Research Design: 16 hours minimum
EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis II(4)
Note; EDF 6407 is a pre-req to enroll in this course
EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Ed(4)
EDF 7477 Qualitative Res in Ed I(4)
Additional research methodology course to be determined by the graduate faculty based on the orientation of the student’s research agenda and prior preparation
Concentration Requirements: 24 hours minimum
MAE 7655 Research Issues in Technology (3)
MAE 7146 Curriculum History/Research Mathematics Education(3*)
MAE 7xxx Curriculum Design and Research(3*)
MAE 7794 Preparing K-12 Math teachers(3)
MAE 7796 Research Issues(3)
MAE 7138 Assessment Issues(3)
MAE 7xxx Learning Theories in Math Ed(3)
MAE 7945 Practicum(3)
OR MAE 7910 Directed Research(3)
Cognate or Electives: 9 hours minimum
MAE students are required to complete a cognate or a set of electives. Courses consistent with the student’s program of study selected with the approval of a major committee. Courses in the Electives or Cognate must be taken at the graduate level.
Doctoral Qualifying Examination
Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. The Qualifying Exam is composed of three distinct sections that represent expected areas of student competency (Synthesis of Math Education Research, Utilization of Professional Expertise, and Evaluation and Design of Research Studies). A student’s cognate area is viewed as connected to his or her math experiences, rather than a separate and unrelated area. As such, the cognate will be embedded into the QE as appropriate.
Dissertation: 4 hours
Students must be registered for nine (9) hours of coursework, two semesters in a twelve-month period. The expectation is that students will work no more than half time employment during the residency period.