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    Aug 15, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Foreign Language Education, M.A.T.


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Priority Admission Application Deadlines http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Concentrations:

General Education
Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Russian
Spanish

Also offered as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway

Contact Information

College: Education
Department: Language, Literacy, Ed.D., Exceptional Education, and Physical Education

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors


The M.A.T. degree is designed for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than education who wish to become certified teachers in foreign language at the middle or high school level in the following Languages: Spanish, French, German, Latin, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian. Students can earn ESOL endorsement at the same time as the Master’s degree.

Accreditation
Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Department of Education.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • Two Letters of recommendation (1 personal and 1 professional) stating the ability of the student to complete graduate studies.
  • Concept Paper or goal statement
  • Evidence of 30 credit hours in foreign language coursework or evidence of native language proficiency.
  • An appropriate level of proficiency in the foreign language demonstrated by an interview with the program faculty (in person or by telephone, by presenting an ACTFL OPI score of intermediate high or higher, or by any equivalent measure as approved by the program faculty.

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)
Or
* 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

During the 2014 Legislative Session, the passage of House Bill 433 amended s. 1012.56, FS, to eliminate the obsolete option of achieving a passing score on the CLAST earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the general knowledge requirement.

International Students

International students should check with International Services (https://www.usf.edu/world/international-services/index.aspx) for the latest information on requirements related to State testing, internship and practica.

Curriculum Requirements


Minimum Hours:  33 (without ESOL), 42 (with ESOL)

  • Core – 6 Credit Hours
  • Additional Required Courses – 9 Credit Hours
  • ESOL Endorsement Option– 21 Credit Hours
  • General Track – 15 Credit Hours minimum
  • Concentration/Internship – 6 Credit Hours minimum

A program of study designed for the holder of a non-education baccalaureate degree who is functionally competent and proficient in the target language. This program meets initial certification requirements (K-12) as well as full ESOL endorsement. There is also a fast-track concentration without ESOL endorsement.

Please be advised that curriculum and/or course requirements are subject to change per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.

Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours Minimum)


Additional Required Courses (9 Credit Hours Minimum)


Concentration Requirements


Students select one of the following Concentrations:

Chinese Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

French Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

German Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Italian Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Japanese Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Latin Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Russian Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Spanish Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Comprehensive Examination


A Comprehensive Examination must be taken in the final semester in the program. It is a 3-hour exam where the candidate will be expected to answer questions that display knowledge about the broad subjects that were covered in the program of studies.

Practicum, Internship, Field Work, etc. (6 Credit Hours)


A 6-credit hour internship provides an essential practical and evaluative exit to the program. It is highly recommended to complement it with a 2-credit hour Senior Seminar to debrief and enhance the internship experience.

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway


Also available as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway  

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