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    Sep 25, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foreign Language Education, M.A.T.


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Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Minimum Total Hours: 33
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 13.1306
Dept. Code: EDI
Major/College Codes: TFL ED
Approved 2002

Concentrations:

General Education (GNE) – Fast-Track Concentration (with no ESOL Endorsement)
Chinese (CHN)
French (AFF)
German (AFG)
Italian (ITA)
Japanese (JPN)
Latin (LAT)
Russian (BFR)
Spanish (AFS)

Also offered as an Accelerated Major Option

Contact Information

College: Education
Department: Teaching and Learning

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors


The M.A.T. degree is designed for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than education who wish to become certified teachers in foreign language at the middle or high school level in the following Languages: Spanish, French, German, Latin, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian. Students can earn ESOL endorsement at the same time as the Master’s degree.

Accreditation
Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Department of Education.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • 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 30 credit hours in foreign language coursework or evidence of native language proficiency.
  • An appropriate level of proficiency in the 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.

For admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree program, the student must demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by one of the following:

* Passing the General Knowledge Test, a portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (link to http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/postsecondary-assessment/ftce)
Or
* Effective for tests administered on or after July 1, 2015, achievement of passing scores, as identified in Rule 6A-4.0021(12), F.A.C., on test sections of the GRE® revised General Test GRE Analytical Writing combined score of 4 out of 6 acceptable for GK Essay GRE Quantitative Reasoning scaled score of 147 acceptable for GK Mathematics GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score of 151 acceptable for both GK English Language Skills and GK Reading

During the 2014 Legislative Session, the passage of House Bill 433 amended s. 1012.56, FS, to eliminate the obsolete option of achieving a passing score on the CLAST earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the general knowledge requirement.

International Students
In addition to University requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  • 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


Minimum Hours:  33 (without ESOL), 42 (with ESOL)

Core – 6 Credit Hours
Additional Required Courses – 9 Credit Hours
ESOL Endorsement Option– 21 Credit Hours
General Track – 15 Credit Hours minimum
Concentration/Internship – 6 Credit Hours minimum

A program of study designed for the holder of a non-education baccalaureate degree who is functionally competent and proficient in the target language. This program meets initial certification requirements (K-12) as well as full ESOL endorsement. There is also a fast-track concentration without ESOL endorsement.

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.

Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours Minimum)


Additional Required Courses (9 Credit Hours Minimum)


Concentration Requirements


Students select one of the following Concentrations:

General Education (GNE) (12 Credit Hours Minimum)


Fast-Track Concentration, with No ESOL Endorsement

The fast track program is designed for the individuals who wish to become certified teachers in foreign language at the elementary, middle, or high school level (K-12), in the following languages: Spanish, French, German, Latin, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian, but do not want or need the ESOL Endorsement.

Chinese (CHN) Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

French (AFF) Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

German (AFG) Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Italian (ITA) Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Japanese (JPN) Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Latin (LAT) Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Russian (BFR) Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

Spanish (AFS) Concentration (6 Credit Hours)


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)

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 the program of studies.

Practicum, Internship, Field Work, etc. (6 Credit Hours)


A 6-credit hour internship provides an essential practical and evaluative exit to the program. It is highly recommended to complement it with a 2-credit hour Senior Seminar to debrief and enhance the internship experience.

Accelerated Major


Also available as an Accelerated Majors  

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