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    Aug 11, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Professional Training Option Minor


The Professional Training Option (PTO) is an approved alternative teacher certification program designed for students interested in teaching at the secondary level in English, Social Science, or Science in the State of Florida. Qualified majors include: English, Journalism, History, Political Science, Biology, Psychology, and Environmental Science and Policy, and World Languages.

Graduation Requirements for the Program


Passing General Knowledge Test (GKT) scores must be submitted prior to graduation.

Certification requires submission of transcripts to the Florida Department of Education, as passing scores on the Professional Education Test and appropriate Subject Area portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE). For more on testing, please see www.fl.nesinc.com.

Minor Requirements (21 credit hours)


Minor Core (21 credit hours)


Coursework completed in clusters. You must finish one cluster before moving to the next:

GPA Requirements


  • An overall minimum GPA of 2.50 on all attempted hours.
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all coursework.

Grading Requirements


A minimum grade of C- is required in all coursework.

Advising Information


Location: Heller Hall 203 USF St. Petersburg
Contact person(s) – Dr. Deanna Bullard
Email: dbarcelo@usfsp.edu
Phone: 727-873-4507
Website: https://www.usfsp.edu/college-of-education/professional-training-option/

To schedule an advising appointment:

Prospective or current students with an active UID can schedule an appointment online: https://usf.appiancloud.com/suite/sites/archivum/page/archivum/report/daQEig

Prospective students who have not yet applied or students who are inactive (e.g., dismissed or not enrolled for 3 consecutive terms) should contact the appropriate advising location in their intended major: https://www.usf.edu/undergrad/students/advising.aspx