Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
*applications accepted on an on-going basis
This program is offered partially online.
This major shares core requirements with the M.A. in Elementary Education.
Department: Teaching and Learning
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) major is designed for those students who hold a bachelor’s degree outside of the field of Elementary Education. The program prepares students to become successful elementary school teachers in Grades K-6. In addition to earning the master’s degree, program completers graduate with certification in Elementary Education K-6, as well as the ESOL Endorsement. Through coursework and supervised field experiences, M.A.T. graduates will demonstrate depth and breadth of content knowledge; self-reflection, professional growth and ethical practice; use of research-based practices and data to make instructional decisions; design educational experiences that result in positive impact on student academic achievement; demonstrate proficiency integrating technology; enhance learning environments to meet the needs of diverse experiences, perspectives, and cultures of students; and communicate in ways that demonstrate fairness, respect, and sensitivity to diversity, setting high academic expectations for all students.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- Passing of the General Knowledge Test, a portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam 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.
- A personal statement indicating reasons for applying to the program, pertinent personal and professional dispositions, and experiences and/or credentials relevant to teaching.
For international applicants:
International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.