Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Educational Studies, M.A.


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College of Education  
Department: Teaching and Learning 

Also available are a Elementary Education, M.A.   for those who already hold teacher certification (non-certification) and a Elementary Education (ESOL and Reading Endorsements), M.A.T.   for students seeking initial teacher certification.
 
This Major shares core requirements with the Elementary Education, M.A. . and the Elementary Education (ESOL and Reading Endorsements), M.A.T.  

 


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.
  • 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:  34 Credit Hours

  • Shared Core Requirements - 6 Credit Hours
  • Additional Required Courses - 15 Credit Hours
  • Electives - 12 Credit Hours
  • Project/Portfolio - 1 credit hour minimum

Shared Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Students complete 12 hours from the following courses, or the courses required for the Diversity in Education Graduate Certificate (or other appropriate Graduate Certificate, with approval from the Graduate Director).

Students who wish to earn the Graduate Certificate in addition to the degree must submit an application for admission to the Graduate Certificate.  Information is available at:  https://www.usf.edu/graduate-studies/graduate-certificates/how-to-apply/index.aspx 
 

Comprehensive Examination


In lieu of a Comprehensive Exam, students complete a project or portfolio as part of EDG 6975.

Project/Portfolio (1 Credit Hour)


Students complete a Project or Portfolio in EDG 6975.

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