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    Jul 15, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Education with ESOL Endorsement, B.S.

(CIP = 13.1305) (BEN)

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.

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.

Total Major Hours: 71

Major Core (71 Credit Hours)


Admission Requirements

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

  1. Earn a 2.8 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;
  4. Submit an application to Student Academic Services, EDU 106, 813-974-2979.

Applications can be found at

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.

Course Grade Requirement

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

Research Opportunities

All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students 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 2912 , IDS 4914  or IDS 4910  courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

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.

Advising Information

Students are encouraged to seek advising in Student Academic Services, EDU 106, 813-974-2979. To schedule an appointment visit us at

English Education with Esol Endorsement Faculty

Chairpersons: M. Berson, J. Schneider; Professor: J.F. Kaywell; Emeritus Professor: J.H. Applegate; Associate Professor: P. Daniel; Assistant Professor: M. Sherry.

Plan of Study

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