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Secondary Mathematics Education (Florida State-Approved)

The Fischler College of Education is no longer accepting new applicants for this program.

Multiply your career possibilities. The M.S. in Education with a specialization in Secondary Mathematics Education has you covered.

This Florida-state-approved program prepares you with the specific knowledge, skills and experience to successfully design curriculum, assess performance and provide instruction for middle and secondary school mathematics students. You’ll learn how to help students develop problem-solving skills needed to develop an edge in subjects such as geometry, algebra, and calculus.

Delivery Options

Coursework for the Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Secondary Mathematics Education is conducted entirely online.

  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative grade-point average required)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions
  • Valid professional teaching certificate or temporary teaching certificate with passing scores for General Knowledge Test (GKT)

Additional Entrance Requirements

  • Valid Teaching Certificate (Temporary  or  Professional)

If entering with Temporary Teaching Certificate, please provide test scores:

  • General Knowledge Test (GKT), or
  • GRE score of 300 (combined verbal and quantitative scales only)
Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
CUR 0526 Educational Research for Practitioners 3
MAT 0522 Methods of Teaching Middle and Secondary Mathematics 3
MAT 0504 Algebra in Secondary Schools 3
MAT 0509 Learning and Teaching Geometry in the K -12 Classroom 3
MAT 0506 Strategies for Teaching Calculus 3
MAT 0507 Linear and Abstract Algebra for Teachers 3
MAT 0513 Problem-Solving Strategies in Mathematics Classrooms 3
MAT 0662 History, Current Trends, and Technology in Mathematics Education 3
MAT 0687 Diagnosis and Remediation of Learning Difficulties in Mathematics 3
MAT 0511 Teaching Probability and Statistics in the K -12 Classroom 3
MAT 0508 Conquering the Teaching of Calculus 3
MAT 0697 Applied Professional Experience in Mathematics Education 3


The applied professional experience is the capstone in the completion of this program. Conducted in an appropriate educational setting, candidates will maintain reflective journals and create files of samples of their students' work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards. All applied professional experiences are accompanied by a portfolio detailing the rationale, process, and evaluation of the project. This course is one of the many practical applications included in the program.

The master of science in education degree program with a specialization in secondary mathematics education (state- approved in Florida) meets all requirements of the Florida Department of Education secondary mathematics education (grades 6–12) add-on certification.

Florida participates in the Interstate Agreement on Qualification of Educational Personnel with 38 other states for teacher certification and/or licensure. Graduates who wish to teach outside the state of Florida must contact the state’s department of education for information for attaining certification through reciprocity.

Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice

Degree Title







Master of Science



Specialization: Secondary Mathematics Education








All states and U.S. territories

Please be advised that in accordance with state and federal regulations, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is required to provide the following information to prospective students considering enrollment in a degree program that customarily leads to professional licensure, as well as current students enrolled in these programs.

*PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STATEMENT:  At this time, we have not made a determination as to whether the Master of Science degree in Secondary Mathematics Education meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories outside of Florida. Thus, while completion of your NSU program of study may assist in preparing you for your future professional endeavors, we currently have not made a determination as to whether the program leads to professional licensure in the states or territories other than Florida. 

The licensing boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Florida, or are enrolled in an online program and are physically located in a state other than Florida, need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board.  The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure. 

We encourage you to contact your applicable state licensing authority to familiarize yourself with the specific professional licensure requirements of your state. For licensing board contact information, please visit the State Department of Education Agencies webpage at 

If you have trouble obtaining the information you need, or if you have any other questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Carbone at for assistance.

Updated as of 5/29/20

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