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.