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    Sep 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, M.A.T.


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This program is offered partially online.

Degree Information

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

*applications accepted on an on-going basis

Minimum Total Hours: 56
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 13.1202
Dept. Code: EDR
Major/College Codes: TEE ED
Approved 2001

This major shares core requirements with the M.A. in Elementary Education.

Contact Information

College: Education
Department: Teaching and Learning

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


This major is designed for students who have a non-elementary bachelor’s degree and who wish to become elementary teachers for grades K-6. Students earn an ESOL endorsement at the same time as a Master’s degree in Elementary Education.

Admission Information

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

  • Have one of the following
    • Have a master’s or educational specialist’s degree, or equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
    • A personal statement indicating reasons for applying to the program, pertinent personal and professional dispositions, and experiences and/or credentials relevant to teaching.

For admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching 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.

For international applicants:
International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.

Curriculum Requirements


Total Minimum Hours: 56 Credit Hours

Shared Core Requirements -  6 Credit Hours
Additional Required Courses – 9 Credit Hours
Practicum - 14 Credit Hours
Specialization – 27 Credit Hours

Students are expected to meet State of Florida testing requirements and Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.

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.

Shared Core Requirements: (6 Credit Hours)


Practicum Requirements: (14 Credit Hours)


Practicum and Internship

All students are required to complete a two-day a week practicum during their program nad a final full-time internship in their last semester.  Placements are made for students in local school districts.

Comprehensive Examination


Students are required to pass a comprehensive exam to be taken during their final internship semester or in the semester immediately prior to internship.

Tests or Examinations


Students must pass all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam and have an original copy of the results sent to the department prior to internship.

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