Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Also available as a M.A.T. degree in Elementary Education for students seeking initial teacher certification.
This major shares core requirements with the M.AT. in Elementary Education.
Department: Teaching and Learning
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The Masters in Arts in Elementary Education is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree and certification in the discipline who desire to increase their competence in Elementary Education curriculum. Graduates bring leadership skills to teaching and curriculum-focused teacher leadership roles in schools and education-related organizations. The M.A. is not designed for those seeking initial certification.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- Have an earned, valid, professional teaching certificate or be eligible for professional certification through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree (state-approved) program.
- A statement of purpose indicating reasons for applying to the program, pertinent personal and professional dispositions or experiences and/or credentials relevant to teaching.
- Two letters of recommendation (professional/academic reference letters and contact information from individuals who can attest to academic accomplishments.
- A current resume.
For international applicants:
International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.