This program is offered partially online.
Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
*applications accepted on an on-going basis
Minimum Total Hours: 56
CIP Code: 13.1202
Dept. Code: EDR
Major/College Codes: TEE ED
This major shares core requirements with the M.A. in Elementary 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.
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)
* 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.