Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Foreign Language Education, M.Ed.

College of Education  
Department: Language, Literacy, Ed.D., Exceptional Education, and Physical Education 

This major will not be available after fall 2023.


Intended for experienced/certified educators (broadly defined to include not only teachers but all those working in educational agencies, educational publishing, supervision and administration, technology agencies, and so forth) as well as individuals, who hold an undergraduate degree in some field relevant to the area of specialization, interested in advanced study of education but who are not seeking teacher certification. The aim is to provide advanced preparation for professional educators who are willing to apply what they learn to the creation, implementation, and evaluation of effective instructional programs.  Accredited by NCATE.


Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Department of Education. For more information: https://www.usf.edu/education/about-us/accreditation.aspx

Admission Requirements

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.  For admission to a Master of Education degree program, the student must demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by one of the following:

  • An earned graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.50
  • Two Letters of recommendation (1 personal and 1 professional) stating the ability of the student to complete graduate studies.
  • Concept Paper or goal statement
  • Evidence of a second language proficiency as demonstrated by evidence of 30 credit hours in foreign language coursework or interview with program faculty (in person or by phone).

International Students

International students should check with International Services (https://www.usf.edu/world/international-services/index.aspx) for the latest information on requirements related to State testing, internship and practica.


Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 33 Credit Hours

  • Core – 6 Credit Hours
  • Additional required courses – 27 Credit Hours
  • Optional ESOL Endorsement

Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours)

Additional Required Courses (27 credit hours)

Comprehensive Exam

A Comprehensive Examination must be taken in the final semester in the program.  It is a 3-hour exam where the candidate will be expected to answer questions that display knowledge about the broad subjects that were covered in the program of studies.

Other Requirements for Degree Completion

Other information


Please be advised that curriculum and/or course requirements are subject to change per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.