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    UFTeach: Mathematics

    Credits: 28, completed with minimum grades of C

    The UFTeach minor in mathematics is appropriate for students who wish to teach mathematics at the middle school and high school levels in Florida. This is an alternative certification program, specifically a Professional Training Option (PTO), meant to prepare math students for temporary teacher certification in Florida. Professional teacher certification is attainable after one year of successful teaching in a Florida public school. Please refer to the Florida Department of Education for more information.

    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 actual K-12 mathematics classroom experience. 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 cumulative 2.5 GPA. Students must make written application for admission to the minor in G416 Norman Hall after 45 and before 100 credits earned. Additional information is available from Dr. Gloria Weber, gweber@coe.ufl.edu, 175 Norman Hall, 352.273.4163, or Dr. Kathryn Williams, krw@chem.ufl.edu, 220 Chemistry Laboratory Building, 352.392-7369.

    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 *

    First Year Credits
    MAE 2364 Explorations in Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science ​3
    ​Second Year Credits
    HPS 3003 Perspectives in Science and Mathematics 3
    ​MAT 3503 Functions and Modeling ​3
    ​RED 3312 Content Area Literacy ​3
    SMT 3100 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science ​3
    ​Third Year Credits
    ​ISC 3523C Research Methods ​3
    ​SMT 3301C Classroom Interactions ​3
    SMT 3664 Project-Based Instruction ​3
    ​Fourth Year Credits
    ​SMT 4945 Apprentice Teaching and Seminar ​4

    * This is the sequence for beginning as a first-year freshman. Multiple pathways exist for accelerated completion of the minor and can be discussed with the adviser.

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    UFTeach: Science

    Credits: 25, completed with minimum grades of C

    The UFTeach minor in science is appropriate for students who wish to teach science at the middle school and high school levels in Florida. This is an alternative certification program, specifically a Professional Training Option (PTO), meant to prepare science students for temporary teacher certification in Florida. Professional teacher certification is attainable after one year of successful teaching in a Florida public school. Please refer to the Florida Department of Education for more information.

    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 actual K-12 science classroom experience. 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 cumulative 2.5 GPA. Students must make written application for admission to the minor in G416 Norman Hall after 45 and before 100 credits earned. Additional information is available from Dr. Gloria Weber, gweber@coe.ufl.edu, 175 Norman Hall, 352.273-4163, or Dr. Kathryn Williams, krw@chem.ufl.edu, 220 Chemistry Laboratory Building, 352.392-7369.

    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*

    First Year Credits
    MAE 2364 Explorations in Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science ​3
    ​Second Year Credits
    HPS 3003 Perspectives in Science and Mathematics 3
    ​RED 3312 Content Area Literacy ​3
    SMT 3100 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science ​3
    ​Third Year Credits
    ​ISC 3523C Research Methods ​3
    SMT 3301C Classroom Interactions ​3
    SMT3664 Project-Based Instruction ​3
    ​Fourth Year Credits
    SMT 4945 Apprentice Teaching and Seminar ​4

    * This is the sequence for beginning as a first-year freshman. Multiple pathways exist for accelerated completion of the minor and can be discussed with the adviser.

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