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    Aug 09, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foreign Language Education, M.A.


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Degree Information

*This Program is Closed for Admissions – being terminated

Minimum Total Hours: 30
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 13.1306
Dept. Code: EDI
Major/College Codes: FLE EJ

Concentrations

Foreign Language Ed., French (AFF)
Foreign Language Ed., German (AFG)
Foreign Language Ed., Spanish (AFS)

Contact Information

College: Education
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.

Admission Information

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.).

Curriculum Requirements


For M.A. - Plan I
Program of Study 36 hours

Core Requirements


Select one from the following:

Concentration Requirements


Students select one of the following concentrations:

French (AFF) (18 Credit Hours)


Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
Description:
Prepares educators for teaching French in a K-12 environment.

Concentration Requirements

In addition to the Program requirements, students must complete the following concentration requirements:

At the 5000 and 6000 Level: Six (6) courses in the French language are taken at the 5000 and 6000 level in the World Language Education Department in the College of Arts & Sciences to provide students with further specialization in the foreign language. With their advisor, students are encouraged to select a mix of courses based on the areas (literature, civilization, linguistics) they wish to be examined on during their comprehensive examination. Please refer to the USF courses  as well as your advisor for course selection.

German (AFG) (18 Credit Hours)


Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
Description:
Prepares educators for teaching German in a K-12 environment.

Concentration Requirements

In addition to the Program requirements, students must complete the following concentration requirements:

At the 5000 and 6000 Level: Six (6) courses in the French language are taken at the 5000 and 6000 level in the World Language Education Department in the College of Arts & Sciences to provide students with further specialization in the foreign language. With their advisor, students are encouraged to select a mix of courses based on the areas (literature, civilization, linguistics) they wish to be examined on during their comprehensive examination. Please refer to the USF courses  as well as your advisor for course selection.

Comprehensive Examination

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 your program of studies.

Spanish (AFS) (18 Credit Hours)


Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
Description:
Prepares educators for teaching Spanish in a K-12 environment.

Concentration Requirements

In addition to the Program requirements, students must complete the following concentration requirements:

At the 5000 and 6000 Level: Six (6) courses in the French language are taken at the 5000 and 6000 level in the World Language Education Department in the College of Arts & Sciences to provide students with further specialization in the foreign language. With their advisor, students are encouraged to select a mix of courses based on the areas (literature, civilization, linguistics) they wish to be examined on during their comprehensive examination. Please refer to the USF courses  as well as your advisor for course selection.

Comprehensive Examination:

Required in both Foreign Language and Foreign Language Education.

Plan II


inactive.

Plan III


A Plan III, non-certification option is also available for those who do not desire teacher certification. For information on Plan III, contact the program coordinator. This plan is closed for new applications for the German Concentration.

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