Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Teaching Secondary Writing
Teaching Secondary Reading
Teaching Secondary ELLs
Teaching Young Adult Literature
Department: Teaching and Learning
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The University of South Florida’s Master of Arts in Secondary English Education is designed for certified teachers looking to deepen their craft through additional professional preparation and for those considering advanced graduate study (e.g., a Ph.D. in English Education).
Accreditation: Includes the State of Florida Accomplished Practices as well as NCATE/NCTE accreditation standards, and program approval by the Department of Education.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- Proof of successful completion of the GKT or of GRE with minimum score of 156 in verbal reasoning and a least 4/6 on analytical writing.
- Students with fewer than 24 upper-level undergraduate course credits in English may still be accepted to the program, but they will be required to make up the deficiency in undergraduate coursework by taking additional graduate courses in English/Education during the program.
- A personal statement (300-500 words) stating educational or professional purpose for pursuing this graduate degree.
- Two letters of recommendation from former professors assessing the applicant’s readiness for graduate study (or, if a former professor is not an option because the applicant has been out of school for several years, letters from work supervisors are permissible).