*This Program is Closed for Admissions – being terminated
Minimum Total Hours: 30
CIP Code: 13.1306
Dept. Code: EDI
Major/College Codes: FLE EJ
Foreign Language Ed., French (AFF)
Foreign Language Ed., German (AFG)
Foreign Language Ed., Spanish (AFS)
Department: Teaching and Learning
Contact Information: www.grad.usf.edu
Prepares educators for teaching foreign language in a K-12 environment.
Major Research Areas
German, Spanish, French, Latin, Foreign Language Education.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
For admission, all programs require earned degrees from regionally accredited institutions or an international equivalent. The admissions committee will consider each applicant in light of his or her qualifications and likelihood of success. The faculty employs a holistic approach to the admissions consideration, taking into account all the information and balancing previous grade point averages, test scores, previous success in graduate coursework, recommendations, and professional experiences as well as fit of the program to the applicants’ personal and professional goals. In order to be admitted to the graduate program in Foreign Language Education, students must present the following:
Requirements for all applicants include the following:
- Proof of relevant educational or professional experience
- A current resume
- A clear and detailed statement of professional and personal goals describing the reasons that earning the degree is important to those goals.
- Two letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from a current or former professor (or school principal if working in a school environment) who will attest to the applicant’s likelihood of success in a graduate program.
- Strong GRE scores with no more than one sub-score below the 33rd percentile. If a score in one area is very low, the other should be considerably higher.
- Evidence of 30 credit hours in foreign language coursework or evidence of native language proficiency.
- An appropriate level of proficiency in foreign language demonstrated by an interview with the program faculty (in person or by telephone), by presenting an ACTFL OPI score of intermediate high or higher, or by any equivalent measure as approved by the program faculty.
Additional requirements for German Concentration:
- A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships; and
- Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.).