Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2019-2020 Program: Secondary Education (Mathematics) Major

Secondary Education (Mathematics) Major

Education Department Requirements

The Flagler College Education Department provides coursework and mentoring for students interested in working in educational environments and offers several majors leading to teacher certification in Florida. The teacher certification education program aligns with respective majors and is primarily for students wanting to teach in public schools. However, there are many alternate careers and graduate degree options for students with educational backgrounds. An Education Department faculty advisor will work with students to determine the best options that fit their interests, qualifications, professional environment skills, and future employment goals.



The teacher certification education programs at Flagler College are approved by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE). Flagler graduates from the certification programs are eligible to become certified to teach in Florida and other states which participate in the Interstate Certification Agreement Compact. There are five undergraduate certification degree programs offered at Flagler College. These include:


Elementary Education K-6 (EEL)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Sandy Davis

Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-12 (EDD) and Elementary Education
Program Coordinator: Dr. Michella Maiorana-Basas

Elementary Education K-6 and Exceptional Student Education K-12 (ESE)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Cheryl McCarthy

Secondary Education 6-12 (SED) Mathematics
Program Coordinators: Dr. Carrie Grant and Dr. Cheryl McCarthy

Secondary Education 6-12 (SED) English and English (ENG)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Carl Williams

Students earning the Secondary (SED) English certification degree will also earn a degree in English content and meet FDOE requirements for an English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement which supports English Learners (ELs). Students earning the Elementary, Exceptional Student, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing certification degrees will earn endorsements in ESOL and Reading.


A student who plans to major in any area for teaching certification must meet the following requirements for acceptance to the Education Department:

  1. achieve a cumulative 2.5 grade point average by the completion of the fourth semester of college and maintain it throughout their undergraduate program, 
  2. apply to teacher education prior to the completion of 60 credit hours
  3. demonstrate professional environment skills needed for teaching,
  4. earn a passing score on all subsections of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) General Knowledge Exam,
  5. have earned no grade below a C- in any course required for education certification (see individual education program requirements),
  6. completed EDU 202WI and EDU 321, and
  7. fill out an application for admission.

Students who entered Flagler as freshmen must meet all requirements listed above and apply to the certification program prior to earning 60 credit hours.

Students entering with an AA or bachelor’s degree do not need their ACT/SAT scores for admission to the Education Department.  However, it is strongly recommended that students take the FCTE General Knowledge Exam as part of their application to the College or prior to enrollment in courses. 

All other transfer students must meet requirements listed above and apply for admission to the Education Department their first semester enrolled at Flagler College. Students who transfer to Flagler should contact the Department Chair or an Education Department Faculty Advisor and request an evaluation of the time necessary to complete their programs before submitting advanced payments to confirm their intentions to enroll.

The Application for Admission Form may be obtained in the Education Office, Kenan Hall 528. The completed form should be returned to the same office.


Students meeting all the admission and degree requirements for graduating from a state-approved program are eligible for a 5-Year Professional Teaching Certificate. State regulations do change from time to time, and students majoring in Education will be advised of these changes which may affect their eligibility for certification. The Chair of the Education Department serves as the Director of Teacher Certification at Flagler and is responsible for the administration and interpretation of College and FDOE policies relative to teacher preparation.

Graduates seeking certification are required by State law to pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCEs) to receive a 5-Year Professional Level Teaching Certificate (see below for specific exam requirements). Flagler College requires passing scores on the FTCE before students sign up for classes the semester prior to  their 16-week internship.  (see information below for details). Internships are assigned only after the students complete all of their required tests for certification.  Students completing degree requirements need to contact their Education Department Program Advisor if they have questions related to teacher certification.


Required FTCEs vary by program area and are listed below. For more detailed information go to

All students are required to pass the General Knowledge exam to be admitted to the Education Department. (See Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Certification Program section for all requirements.)

All students are required to pass the FTCE Professional Education Test.

Additional Required FTCE Subject Area Examinations (number of subject area examinations depends on program area certification):


Elementary Education (EEL) major -FTCE Elementary Education K-6

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) major – FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education (EDD) major – FTCE Hearing Impaired K-12

Secondary Education (SED) English - FTCE English 6-12

Secondary Education (SED) Mathematics -FTCE Mathematics 6-12

If the student is earning a dual degree, all FTCE subject area examinations must be taken for certification. For example, if the student is an EEL/ESE major, both Elementary K-6 and Exceptional Student Education FTCEs must be passed for certification.

In the event a student has problems passing these exams, assistance is available. Please contact your Education Department Program Advisor immediately for advice and assistance.


Some of the courses in each certification program degree plan require practicum hours. Practicum hours are specified times to be spent in actual classrooms connected to required courses. These are identified in the program degree plans in this catalog and checklists can be found at Share Point on the Flagler home page; click on Public Folders, then Advising Manuals and Checklists, and then Education Folder, from your Education Department Program Advisor and/or coordinators and in the Education Office.

The checklists are identified by program area and year. Please be sure you select the year you entered Flagler College. When planning courses each semester it is important to include the time practicum will take in your schedule.


A sixteen-week internship is required by the FDOE for certification. This requires placement in schools appropriate for the student’s intended area of certification. All interns will be placed in St. Johns County School District. Please meet and plan early with your Education Department Program Advisor.  Please note that you may not take any additional courses during internship. 

There are two parts to the internship requirement.


Requirements for this part include the following:

  1. Attendance at mandatory meetings with Coordinator of Field Placement and Supervision
  2. Application to student teaching internship
  3. Clearance for internship through Career Development Center (before clearing with Office of the Registrar)
  4. Clearance by Office of the Registrar for graduation
  5. Completion of all courses required by the Education program major
  6. No grade below a C- in any required Education and ancillary program course
  7. * Passing score on ALL FTCEs
  8. Deaf Education majors must score 2.5 on ASL-PI to intern in a program that uses ASL as the primary language of instruction.


  1. Enrollment in EDU 481 or EDD 481 for the semester of actual student teaching internship
  2. Mandatory Intern meetings with supervisors
  3. ** Instructional Case Study (ICS) Required of students not earning a reading endorsement
  4. Literacy Teacher Work Sample (LTWS): Required of students earning a reading endorsement only
  5. **Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) certification indicator documentation to be cleared by Education Department Program Advisors and Department Chair.



Professional Dispositions: Professional Dispositions include the attitudes, values, and beliefs demonstrated through both verbal and nonverbal behaviors as educators interact with students, families, colleagues, and communities.  These positive behaviors support student learning and development. They include the ideal of fairness and the belief that all students can learn (NCATE, 2008).  Evidence of positive professional dispositions includes, but is not limited to: characteristics related to Impact, Professional Identity and Continuous Growth, Leadership, Advocacy, Collaboration, and Ethics.  Dispositions are assessed indirectly, based on candidates’ observable behavior in educational settings (Cato College of Education, 2014).



A one-time internship fee, currently $300.00, is charged to each intern for the semester of student teaching internship. This fee is in addition to regular tuition and is intended to cover the cost of various plans for remuneration of directing teachers.


FTCE exams for certification are expensive. Please plan for these fees when budgeting.  

Required Courses (General Education)

Students entering with an Associate of Arts degree are exempt from the general education requirements, with the exception of specified courses in their program degree.

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
COM 101 - Speech Communication Credits: 3
ENG 202WI - Introduction to Literature Credits: 3
PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology Credits: 3

English Composition (Choose One)

Complete one course from the following:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 152WI - Topics in College Writing Credits: 3
ENG 172WI - Topics in College Writing: Honors Credits: 3

First Year Seminar (Choose One)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
FYS 142WI - The First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship Credits: 3
FYS 152WI - The First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship Credits: 3
HON 100 - Honors Freshman Seminar Credits: 3

Foundations of Knowledge Category A (Choose One)

Complete one course from Foundations of Knowledge Category A.

Foundations of Knowledge Category B (Choose One)

Complete one course from Foundations of Knowledge Category B.

ESL 315 Cross Cultural Communication

Creative Expression (Choose Two)

Complete two courses in Creative Expression Category A or one course in Creative Expression Category A and one course in Creative Expression Category B.

Ways of Knowing Category B (Choose One)

Complete three courses from Ways of Knowing Category B

PSY 101 Intro to Psychology

EDU 202 WI Intro to Child and Adolscent Development in the Edu Setting

Natural Science (Choose from section B on General Education)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology Credits: 3


EDU 202WI - Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development in the Educational Setting Credits: 3



Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
MAT 223 - Statistics Credits: 3


MAT 312 - Modern Geometry Credits: 3

Offered Spring Semester only of even years

Required Courses (Education)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
EDU 242 - Instructional Design for Teaching and Learning Credits: 3
EDU 321 - General Methods of Instruction Credits: 3
EDU 355 - Tests and Measurements Credits: 3
EDU 357 - Classroom Management 15 hour practicum Credits: 3
EDU 481 - Internship Credits: 12
EDU 309 - Introduction to Techniques in Exceptionality Credits: 3

15 hour practicum required

SED 363 - Principles of Content Reading 20 hour practicum (FS) Credits: 3
SED 367 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics 20 hour practicum Credits: 3
EDU 241 - Professional Development 1 Credits: 1

For 1st semester sophomores

EDU 461 - Professional Development II Credits: 1

Taken the last semester of coursework prior to internship

ESL 415 - ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development Credits: 3


Required Courses (Mathematics and Technology)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
MAT 223 - Statistics Credits: 3
MAT 201 - Calculus I Credits: 4
MAT 202 - Calculus II Credits: 4
MAT 203 - Calculus III Credits: 4
MAT 312 - Modern Geometry Credits: 3
MAT 335 - Number Theory Credits: 3
MAT 361 - Linear Algebra Credits: 3
MAT 368 - Discrete Mathematics Credits: 3
MAT 371 - Differential Equations Credits: 3
MAT 381WI - History of Mathematics Credits: 3
CIS 206 - Data Management for Business Credits: 3