Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Department: Teaching and Learning
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The M.A.T. degree is for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education who wish to become certified teachers in social science at the middle or senior high school level. This major leads to teaching certification in grade 6-12 social sciences as part of the master’s degree program.
Accredited by the Florida State Department of Education.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- Major: A bachelor’s degree in a social studies field that is taught at the 6-12 grade level OR the equivalent bacehlors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
- Survey of American History 1 & 2;
- Survey of Western Civilization or World History 1 & 2; and
- Geography, economics. psychology, and either anthropology or sociology
Students who do not have these eight (8) courses can submit passing scores on the Florida 6-12 Social Sciences Subject Area Exam with their application in partial or full consideration of the prerequisites and consideration for admission.
Requirements for all applicants include:
- 3.00 in graduate coursework can be used to augment the undergraduate GPA.
- 250-word letter of interest stating your objectives in pursuing this course of study
- Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicants’ potential success as a graduate student and his/her ability to work with adolescents.
- Disclosure of arrest and conviction information
For admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Program, the student must demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by one of the following:
* Passing the General Knowledge Test, a portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (link to http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/postsecondary-assessment/ftce)
* Effective for tests administered on or after July 1, 2015, achievement of passing scores, as identified in Rule 6A-4.0021(12), F.A.C., on test sections of the GRE® revised General Test GRE Analytical Writing combined score of 4 out of 6 acceptable for GK Essay GRE Quantitative Reasoning scaled score of 147 acceptable for GK Mathematics GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score of 151 acceptable for both GK English Language Skills and GK Reading
In addition to the University requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:
- A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships;
- Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.)