Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 33
CIP Code: 13.1202
Dept. Code: EDR
Major/College Codes: AEE ED
Elementary Curriculum (MEL)
Also available as a M.A.T. degree in Elementary Education for students seeking initial teacher certification.
This major shares core requirements with the M.AT. in Elementary Education.
Department: Teaching and Learning
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The Plan 1 Option is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree and certification in the discipline who desire to increase their competence in elementary education curriculum. This option is not designed for those seeking initial certification.
The Plan III non-certification option is not available in this degree program.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
For admission, first-time or transferring graduate applicants must:
- Have an earned, valid, professional teaching certificate OR
Be eligible for professional certification through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree (state-approved program) in Elementary Education.
A statement of purpose indicating reasons for applying for the program, pertinent personal and professional dispositions or experiences and/or credentials relevant to teaching.
Two letters of recommendation (professional/academic reference letters and contact information from individuals who can attest to academic accomplishments.)
For international applicants:
International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.