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Mathematics Education, A.A.
Interested in Mathematics Education?
Teaching math is an exciting and rewarding field with many job opportunities. This transfer track prepares you for a career in teaching secondary school mathematics. The four-year degree leads to Florida teacher certification.
Mathematics Education is a limited-access program at most Florida universities. For example, Florida State University's College of Education requires a 2.5 GPA in the A.A. degree and a score of 960 on the SAT or a 20 on the ACT. In addition, the following criteria must also be met:
- Complete Calculus II with a "C" or better
- Approval by the department
Students may have additional requirements for admission to a teacher-preparatory program. Please contact a GCSC advisor or the transfer institution for further guidance. The state of Florida teacher certification requires a thorough background check by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for all education majors. The College requires that you submit written verification of approved and completed background checks before you may complete on-site course requirements. Students performing observations in school systems must go to the district in which they will do their observations and comply with the requirements of that system. Please note that you will be required to pay for the background check.
Mathematics Education Course Requirements
ENC1102, English II
MAC2312, Calculus II
MAC2313, Calculus III
MAP2302, Differential Equations
COP2224, Introduction to C++ Programming or +COP2250, Introduction to Java Programming
Select 9 hours:
MAC1105, College Algebra
MAC1140, Pre-Calculus Algebra
Physical Science and Lab
What can you do with Elementary Teacher Education Associate of Arts?
In this field, people find careers as:
Childcare Center Director
Family Support Specialist
Elementary School Teacher
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
Mathematics Education"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." – Albert Einstein
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