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Middle School Education: Mathematics/Science Program

The Middle School Mathematics/Science Education program is designed to prepare teachers to teach middle school students in two content areas. The track is intended for undergraduate students who wish to teach middle level mathematics and science. This model of two certification areas conforms to the certification patterns recommended by the National Middle School Association. The Middle School program provides preservice teachers with an appropriate knowledge base and needed experiences in curriculum, instruction, and evaluation of ten- to fourteen-year-old students. The program is particularly aimed at helping provide qualified entry-level teachers for area middle/junior high schools. Those who take the Mathematics/Science track will be prepared to teach mathematics/science in the middle grades. Studying many of the college-level mathematics courses will not only strengthen these future teachers understanding and ability to do mathematics but will also improve their knowledge of science. Much of what these future teachers study in college-level science courses will also broaden their knowledge of concepts and applications of mathematics.

Admission to the Program

Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet University admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria.

  • Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of credit from UNF or other regionally accredited institution(s). An Associate in Arts Degree (AA) from one of Florida's public community/state colleges or SUS schools satisfies General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or better in all college level course work.
  • Passing scores (no exemptions) on all four parts of the Florida General Knowledge (GK) Test. Transferring students, students changing majors, or students who have not presented passing scores on all four parts of the GK exam will not be permitted to enroll in any upper level education courses until they have been admitted into COEHS Teacher Preparation Programs.

Middle School Education: Math/Science Option (Bachelor of Arts in Education)

Program Description for Middle School Education

Major: Middle School Education Concentration: Math/Science Option Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education

Prerequisites (24 credits)

EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)

  • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005

MAC1105 (GM) College Algebra (3 Credits)

  • Acceptable substitutes: MACX105, MACX147, or MACX114 and MAC X140

MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)

  • Acceptable substitutes: MACX311

STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (3 Credits)

  • Acceptable substitutes: STAX023, STAX122, STAX014

ESC2000 Discovering Earth Science (3 Credits)

  • Acceptable substitutes:GLYXXXC, METXXXXC, OCEXXXXC, or AST2002C

BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)

or BSCX010/X010L

CHM2045C General Chemistry I (4 Credits)

  • Acceptable substitutes: PHYX053/X053L Algebra Physics I, or PHYX048/X048L Calculus Physics I.

Core Requirements (16 credits)

EDF3151 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)

EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2-4 Credits)

EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2-4 Credits)

EDG3323 The Learning Process (3 Credits)

EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior (3 Credits)

EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (35 credits)

AST2002 Discovering Astronomy (3 Credits)

  • AST2002L must be taken with AST2002

BSC1011C General Biology II (4 Credits)

BSC3057 Intro to Environmental Studies (3 Credits)

EEX4484 Math Sci Except Lrnrs (3 Credits)

MAE4320 Spec Method: Middle Grade Math (3 Credits)

MTG3203 (GM)Gtry Middle School Teacher (3 Credits)

PHY1020 Introduction to Physics (2 Credits)

  • PHY 1020L must also be taken with PHY 1020

RED3333 Content Area Reading (3 Credits)

SCE4320 Special Methods: Mid Science (3 Credits)

SELECT Additional Math

  • Select from one of the following prefixes: MAA/MAC/MAD/MAP/MAS/MAT/MGF/MHF/MTG

TSL4324 TESOL for Content Area Teacher (3 Credits)

Internships (12 credits)

All degree course work must be completed satisfactorily prior to enrolling into Internship. Applications for fall internship are due the 4th Friday of the previous spring term. Applications for spring internship are due the 4th Friday of the previous fall term.

ESE4943 Student Internship (1-12 Credits)

48 Upper Level Hours (48 credits)

To graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Education and Human Services, you must earn a minimum of 48 upper level credits out of a minimum 120 degree applicable required credit hours.

48HOURS 48 upper level hours

Middle School Education: Mathematics/Science Block Schedule

This block schedule is not to be used in lieu of your Program of Study but to assist in appropriate sequencing of course work and for planning each term. This schedule is intended to be a suggested sequence for the program; however, completion of the program is subject to course availability. This tentative schedule is subject to change. The schedule assumes that:

  • You begin courses in the Fall Term (August - December).
  • You have satisfied all program prerequisites, foreign language, and General Education requirements.
  • You have passing scores on all four parts of the General Knowledge (GK) exam.
  • You are a full-time student, can take day and evening classes, and will have continuous enrollment.

Junior Year

Fall Term (12 hours)
Name Description
EDF 3151 Nature of the Learner
EDG 4205 Middle School Philosophy/Curriculum**
MTG 3203 Geometry for Middle School Teachers*
TSL 4324 TESOL Content for Majors


Spring Term (14 hours)
Name Description
EDG 3323 The Learning Process
EDF 3945 Field Laboratory I
RED 3333 Reading Methods for Secondary Teachers
EEX 3251 Math Methods for Learners w/ Except.*
CHM / PHY Chemistry or Physics elective with a lab

Senior Year

Summer Term (7 hours)
Name Description
EDF 4327 Assessment of Learning Behavior
XXX 3000 Additional Science


Fall Term (14 Hours)
Name Description
EDG 4410 Classroom Management and Communication
EDF 3946 Field Laboratory II
MAE 4320 Middle Grades Mathematics Methods**
SCE 4320
Middle Grades Science Methods**
Select 1 Math from the following prefixes (3000-4000)


Summer Term (12 hour)
Name Description
ESE 4943 Student Internship

* Indicates courses that are spring semester only

** Indicates courses that are fall semester only


  1. Special Methods (MAE 4320 and SCE 4320) can only be taken once EDG 3323 And EDF 3945 has been completed.
  2. Field Labs I and II require at least 5 daytime hours per week at an assigned school site.
  3. A transfer student with 60 semester hours but without an AA degree from a Florida public institution should complete any missing General Education requirements as noted on the Transfer Evaluation. Course work to satisfy missing General Education may be found in the university catalog.