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    May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

College of Education


ED - Programs


University of South Florida
College of Education
4202 E. Fowler Ave, EDU162
Tampa, FL 33620

Web address: http://www.usf.edu/education
Phone: 813-974-3406
Fax: 813-974-3391

Interim College Dean: Judith Ponticell, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Ann Cranston-Gingras, Ph.D.

Accreditation:

The College is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for the preparation of P-12 educators. Its initial certification programs are approved by the Florida Department of Education.

Vision/Mission Statement:

The USF College of Education envisions itself as a leader in regional, national and international education. Leadership in Education encompasses:

  1. academic excellence,
  2. research, scholarship and inquiry that renews the educational process,
  3. collaboration that serves communities, institutions and individuals,
  4. educator preparation that builds on academic excellence, scholarship, and clinical practice, and
  5. collaboration that contributes to a just and productive society.

The College of Education fulfills this vision by: offering challenging learning opportunities in a supportive and diverse environment; creating and supporting research, scholarship, and inquiry in education; preparing the next generation of educators, scholars, and leaders for P-12 and the professoriate through exemplary undergraduate and graduate degree programs; serving the community through collaborative relationships; and, working with schools, agencies, and communities to offer educator preparation programs that prepare professionals who work competently, collaboratively, and ethically to improve educational outcomes for all.

Many concentrations are offered under the umbrella of the “Curriculum and Instruction” Major. Graduate Certificates are also offered in a number of areas. For information about the different majors refer to individual sections of the Graduate Catalog. Students seeking initial certification must be admitted to one of the degree programs offered in the College. Individuals seeking additional information should contact the College of Education Graduate Support Office at 813-974-3406, or http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/sas/sas_graduate.html. Students who have identified a major should contact directly the advisor for that major. Please be advised that major curriculum and/or course requirements are subject to change per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria. In instances where college or major requirements exceed university minimum requirements, students must meet the highest order of requirements presented. Always check with the advisor in your major of interest to determine whether or not there are programmatic variations. Please note also that COEDU college and major curriculum requirements are stated always as minimum requirements.

College of Education Minimum Requirements

All degree requirements are stated below as college minimums. Please consult the listing for the individual major for additional requirements.

Dean’s Office

Programs

Major

Graduate Certificate

Department of Educational and Psychological Studies

Programs

Major

Department of Language, Literacy, Ed.D., Exceptional Education, and Physical Education

Programs

Major

Department of Leadership, Policy, and Lifelong Learning

Programs

Major

Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Learning

Programs

Major