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Mathematics Education (6-12) Program

The Mathematics Education program is designed for the preparation of mathematics teachers who can effectively design instruction, implementation, and assessment of mathematical concepts, principles, and skills that have been identified by national and state educational bodies as fundamental mathematical standards. The goals, objectives, and experiences incorporated into the program reflect the current state of professional knowledge and recommended practices deduced from professional literature and experience. The Mathematics Education program includes the philosophical, historical, and psychological foundations; a sequence of generic courses in preparation for teaching; and additional content courses. The final experiences allow for synthesis of the program's fabric and the emergence of a highly trained, knowledgeable, and proactive individual who is inspired to learn and teach 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.

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Mathematics Education (6-12) Block Schedule

This block schedule is not to be used in lieu of your Program of Study (below) 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
Term Class Number Class
Fall Term (13 hours) EDF 3151 Nature of the Learner
Fall Term (13 hours) MAS 3203 Number Theory
Fall Term (13 hours) MAC 2313 Calculus III
Fall Term (13 hours) MHF 3202 Foundations of Mathematics
Spring Term (12 hours) EDG 3323 The Learning Process
Spring Term (12 hours) EDF 3945 Field Laboratory I
Spring Term (12 hours) MAS 3105 Linear Algebra
Spring Term (12 hours) MTG 3212 Modern Geometry
Summer Term (10 hours) EDG 4327 Assessment of Learning Behavior
Summer Term (10 hours) EDG 4410 Classroom Management and Communication
Summer Term (10 hours) STA 4321 Probability and Statistics


Senior Year
Term Class Number Class
Fall Term (13 hours) MAE 4330 Special Methods: Secondary Mathematics
Fall Term (13 hours) EDF 3945 Field Laboratory II
Fall Term (13 hours) MAA 4200 Mathematical Analysis
Fall Term (13 hours) MHF 3404 History of Mathematics
Spring Term (12 hour) ESE 4943 Student Internship



  1. Field Labs I and II require at least 5 daytime hours per week at an assigned school site.
  2. 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.