2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Secondary Education MEd, Mathematics Education Track

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College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: MEd
Department: School of Teacher Education Option: Thesis, Nonthesis
Program Website: https://ccie.ucf.edu/teachered/secondaryed/

Track Description

The Mathematics Education track in the Secondary Education MEd program is designed to meet the advanced knowledge and skill needs of the classroom teacher of mathematics.


The Mathematics Education track in the Secondary Education MEd program requires 21 credit hours of core courses, including completion of a capstone research project or thesis. In addition, students take 12 credit hours of specialization courses.

Total Credit Hours Required: 33-36 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Required Courses: 33-36 Credit Hours

Core: 15 Credit Hours

All students take the Secondary Education core, regardless of their chosen specialization.

*Must be taken in first semester of the program.

Culminating Experience: 6 - 9 Credit Hours

Students complete either an action research project or a thesis.

Specialization: 12 Credit Hours

Students take the following courses:

Independent Learning

The MEd requires a course-based action research study and completion of a capstone experience (research report or thesis).

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions  section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements , applicants to this program must provide:

One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.

Evidence of eligibility for a professional teaching certificate in Florida in related area and/or sustained teaching experience within schools/colleges (approved by track coordinator).

Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Application Deadlines

Mathematics Education *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 Jul 1 Dec 1 Apr 1
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15 Jul 1 Nov 1
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information  section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Janet Andreasen PhD
Associate Lecturer
ED 123 Q

Graduate Admissions

Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes

GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241

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