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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Middle Grades Mathematics (5-9) (TMA)

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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
CIP Code: 13.1311
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 39

Contact Information:
College of Education
Teaching and Learning Department (EDI)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Eugenia Vomvoridi-Ivanovic
Phone: 813-974-1971
Email: eugeniav@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/seced/Math/Mathma.htm


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

The M.A.T. in Middle Grades Mathematics Education (5-9) is designed for individuals seeking initial certification to teach mathematics at the middle grades level. Please be advised that program and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Florida Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: June 1
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
Admissions Requirements include:

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • Have an earned minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale average or higher in all upper division level undergraduate coursework taken in the baccalaureate degree
    or
  • Shall have preferred GRE scores of 450 Verbal and 550 Quantitative or higher taken within five years
  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Have passed the Florida Subject Area Exam in Mathematics 5-9
      OR
    • Have completed at least 18 credit hours in mathematics at the level of college algebra

    For admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching Program, the student must demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by one of the following:

    * Passing the General Knowledge Test, a portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (link to http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/postsecondary-assessment/ftce)
    Or
    * Effective for tests administered on or after July 1, 2015, achievement of passing scores, as identified in Rule 6A-4.0021(12), F.A.C., on test sections of the GRE revised General Test GRE Analytical Writing combined score of 4 out of 6 acceptable for GK Essay GRE Quantitative Reasoning scaled score of 147 acceptable for GK Mathematics GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score of 151 acceptable for both GK English Language Skills and GK Reading

    During the 2014 Legislative Session, the passage of House Bill 433 amended s. 1012.56, FS, to eliminate the obsolete option of achieving a passing score on the CLAST earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the general knowledge requirement.

    International Students
    All applicants whose native language is other than English or who have earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must meet the University requirements relative to international graduate admission, (e.g. TOEFL scores, etc.). In addition to these university requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

    • A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships;
    • Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.).

    Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

Prerequisites

6

EDF6432
FLE5366

Foundations of Measurement (Or Equivalent)
ESOL Competencies in Content Area

3

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS

6

ESE5344
ESE5342

Classroom Management
Teaching the Adolescent Learner

3
3

 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

9

MAE6328
MAE6329
MAE6127

Algebra for Middle Grade Teachers
Geometry for Middle Grade Teachers
Probability & Statistics for Middle Grade Teachers

3
3
3

Mathematics Education

18

MAE6356
MAE6126
MAE6643
MAE6945
MAE6947

Teaching Pre-secondary Math
Current Trends Middle Grade Math
Communication. Skills in Math
Practicum in Math Education
Graduate Internship Math Education

3
3
3
3
3

 

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

16

Action Research Project to be taken in the last fall or spring: Can only be taken while enrolled in at least two credits.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS

33

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College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

EDF6432, FLE5366, ESE5344, ESE5342, MAE6328, MAE6329, MAE6127, MAE6356, MAE6126, MAE6643, MAE6945, MAE6947,