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    Aug 15, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

English Education with ESOL Endorsement B.S.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120

http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/seced/English/Englishhome.html

The English Education Program is designed to prepare students to develop content knowledge related to structures and functions of language, diverse literatures (including print and non-print texts and multimedia), adolescent literacy and writing theories and processes. This program is a joint program between the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. Students will learn pedagogical content knowledge, including how to select English Language Arts curriculum, how to implement instructional practices like discussion and peer review, how to assess student compositions and how to reflect on their pedagogical practices.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • EDF X005 Introduction to Education - 3 credit hours
  • SPC X017 or SPC X608 - 3 credit hours
  • ENG X101* - 3 credit hours
  • ENG X102* - 3 credit hours
  • LIT XXXX or AML XXXX or ENL XXXX - 3 credit hours

*ENC X101 and ENC X102 or equivalent composition.

FOR EDUCATION MAJORS: General education courses will be determined by the college or university where the student currently is earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree, and will be published in the institution’s existing catalog and delineated in the Statewide Course Numbering System.

A minimum of 6 semester hours with an international or diversity focus is required. Eligible courses will be determined by the Florida College System institution or university where the student is currently earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement.

Admission Requirements


Students seeking admission to this program must meet the following Department of Education’s Teacher Educator Certification requirements:

  1. Earn a 2.5 overall GPA;
  2. Complete all general education and state mandated common prerequisite courses with a C- or higher in each;
  3. Pass all sections of the General Knowledge Test. Information can be found at http://www.usf.edu/education/academics/teacher-certification/general-knowledge-test.aspx;
  4. Submit an application to Student Academic Services, EDU 106, 813-974-2979.

Applications can be found at https://www.usf.edu/education/academics/teacher-certification/index.aspx

Students must complete General Education and the General Knowledge Test before admission to a teacher preparation program (see http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=1000-1099/1004/Sections/1004.04.html).

Total Major Hours: 71


Major Core (71 Credit Hours)


Specialization


Recommended Courses


  • Literature Course (3 hours) - select from LIT, AML, ENL (LIT 2000  or ENL 3334  recommended)
  • English Electives (9 hours) - to include advanced composition and mediacy (CRW 2100  or CRW X111 and MMC 2100  or ENC X310 and LIT X301 recommended)

In addition to the courses listed, students must complete “Preliminary Requirements for Students entering Teacher Education Programs.”

The College of Education offers a full ESOL Endorsement for all English Education major graduates. The special requirements for ESOL endorsement through infusion are as follows:

Successful completion of:

  • FLE 4317  and FLE 4316  with a minimum grade of 70 percent or better on part one and part two of the ESOL Comprehensive Exam administered in the two ESOL courses;
  • A 20-hour early ESOL field experience in FLE 4317 ;
  • A late ESOL field experience where students plan, implement, and evaluate lessons for one or more ESOL students over 10 days;
  • An ESOL binder, containing all ESOL-related assignments taken in the College of Education and an ESOL-performance Standards Checklist that documents the completion of the necessary number of standards.

GPA Requirements


Once admitted, students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and earn a 2.5 in all upper-level coursework in the major including Core and Specialization courses.

Grading Requirement


Students must earn a C- or higher in all upper-level courses in the major.

Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914  course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Internship Opportunities


All students will enroll in multiple clinical experiences throughout the program which will provide them with the opportunity to engage in the practice of teaching.

Accreditation


This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Advising Information


For prospective and current College of Education students with a home campus of Tampa, please select the following link for information about scheduling an  advising appointment:  https://www.usf.edu/education/about-us/advising.aspx

For prospective and current College of Education students with a home campus of Sarasota-Manatee, please select the following link for information about scheduling an advising appointment: https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising/

For prospective and current College of Education students with a home campus of St. Pete, please select the following link for information about scheduling an advising appointment: https://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising/advisor/index.aspx

4 Year Plan of Study - English Education with ESOL Endorsement B.S.


NOTES:

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

$25,000 - $45,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


  • Study Abroad (Optional)
  • Complete General Knowledge Test

Total Credit Hours: 0

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • Apply to College of Education

Total Credit Hours: 0

Year 3


Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 11 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - English Education with ESOL Endorsement B.S.


NOTES:

Year 1


Year 2


Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Accreditation


This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).