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Also offered as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway
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.
Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Department of Education.
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)
* 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 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.