About this Program

UFTeach | Mathematics

The minor requires completion of coursework in the professional preparation areas of human development, learning, assessment, classroom management, instructional strategies, reading competency, curriculum and special methods. Students will have extensive opportunities to integrate their teacher education coursework with practice in formal and informal K-12 environments focusing on learning mathematics. This program includes field experiences in local schools. A level 2 background check (fingerprinting) by the School Board of Alachua County will be required before placement.

The minor is open to undergraduates with majors in mathematics, quantitative science or related fields. Admission to this minor requires a UF GPA of 2.5 or better. Students must apply for acceptance to the minor within the college of their major and the College of Education after 45 but before 100 credits are earned.
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Those pursuing the minor are encouraged to complete the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) General Knowledge Test (recommended in the junior year), the FTCE Subject Area Exam (recommended early in the senior year) and the FTCE Professional Education Test (recommended mid-senior year).

FTCE tests are not required for award of the minor, but they are required for certification.

Required Courses

Multiple pathways exist for completion of the minor and should be discussed with the UFTeach advisor. The table below represents a recommended pathway.

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
MAE 2364 Explorations Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science (Fall / Spring) 3
SMT 3100 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science Teaching (Spring) 3
RED 3312 Content Area Literacy (Fall / Spring / Summer) 3
 Credits9
Second Year
SMT 3301C Classroom Interactions in Mathematics and Science Education (Fall) 3
SMT 3664 Project-Based Instruction in Math and Science Education (Spring) 3
 Credits6
Third Year
Select one or more course: 3
Functions and Modeling (Fall)  
Special topics Course in college of Education (3000 or 4000 level / Term varies) 1
 
Research methods course or undergraduate research in department of major or College of Education (3000 or 4000 level / Term varies)
 
 Credits3
Fourth Year
SMT 4945 Apprenticeship in Secondary Mathematics and Science Teaching (Fall / Spring) 4
 Credits4
 Total Credits22

UFTeach | Science

The minor requires completion of coursework in the professional preparation areas of human development and learning, assessment, classroom management, instructional strategies, reading competency, and curriculum and special methods. Students will have extensive opportunities to integrate their teacher education coursework with practice in formal and informal K-12 environments focused on learning science. This program includes field experiences in local schools. A level 2 background check (fingerprinting) by the School Board of Alachua County will be required before placement.

The minor is open to all CLAS and CALS undergraduate science majors and to engineering majors in any discipline. Admission to this minor requires a UF GPA of 2.5 or better. Students must apply for acceptance to the minor within the college of their major and the College of Education after 45 but before 100 credits are earned.
More Info

Those pursuing the minor are encouraged to complete the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) General Knowledge Test (recommended in the junior year), the FTCE Subject Area Exam (recommended early in the senior year) and the FTCE Professional Education Test (recommended mid-senior year).

FTCE tests are not required for award of the minor, but they are required for teacher certification.

Required Courses

Multiple pathways exist for completion of the minor and should be discussed with the UFTeach advisor. The table below represents a recommended pathway.

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
MAE 2364 Explorations Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science (Fall / Spring) 3
SMT 3100 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science Teaching (Spring) 3
RED 3312 Content Area Literacy (Fall / Spring / Summer) 3
 Credits9
Second Year
SMT 3301C Classroom Interactions in Mathematics and Science Education (Fall) 3
SMT 3664 Project-Based Instruction in Math and Science Education (Spring) 3
 Credits6
Third Year
Select one or more courses: 3
Functions and Modeling (Fall)  
Special topics course in College of Education (3000 or 4000 level / Term varies) 1
 
Research methods course or undergraduate research in department of major or College of Education (3000 or 4000 level / Term varies)
 
 Credits3
Fourth Year
SMT 4945 Apprenticeship in Secondary Mathematics and Science Teaching (Fall / Spring) 4
 Credits4
 Total Credits22

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