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    Feb 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Educational Studies, M.A.


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

 
Also available as a M.A. in Elementary Education for those who already hold teacher certification (non-certification) and a M.A.T. degree in Elementary Education for students seeking initial teacher certification.
 
This major shares core requirements with the M.A. and the M.AT. in Elementary Education.

Contact Information

College: Education
Department: Teaching and Learning

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


The Masters in Arts in Educational Studies is designed for those who desire to increase their competence in working with children of elementary age in diverse educational and leadership roles. Graduates bring high-level skills in planning and leadership to their professional roles in the communities they serve. The M.A. is not designed for those seeking initial teacher certification.

Admission Information

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

  • A statement of purpose indicating reasons for applying to the program, pertinent personal and professional dispositions or experiences and/or credentials relevant to working with children.
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional/academic reference letters and contact information from individuals who can attest to academic accomplishments.
  • A current resume.
  • Passing of the General Knowledge Test, a portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam or a combined GRE score that meets the following subtest requirements:
  • GRE Analytical Writing combined score of 4 out of 6
  • GRE Quantitative Reasoning scaled score of 147
  • GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score of 151

Students who do not meet the admission requirements are encouraged to contact the department for advising and options.

For international applicants:
International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.

Curriculum Requirements


Total Minimum Hours:  36 Credit Hours

  • Shared Core Requirements - 6 Credit Hours
  • Additional Required Courses - 27 Credit Hours
  • Required Elective - 3 Credit Hours

Shared Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


Required Elective (3 Credit Hours)


Student completes three hours of elective graduate coursework with prior approval from the Graduate Director.

Comprehensive Examination


Application to take the Comprehensive Exam must be submitted to the Program Advisor by the “last day of drop/add from courses without penalty” in the semester prior to the semester in which the exam will be taken.