Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 41
CIP Code: 13.1305
Dept. Code: EDI
Major/College Codes: TEN ED
Department: Teaching and Learning
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
A program of study designed to prepare students for initial certification in English education.
The M.A.T. in English Education is designed to include initial certification to teach English, grades 6-12 with ESOL Endorsement while working towards a masters degree. It is planed for graduates of B.A. Liberal Arts English programs or for graduates of other programs who have completed the following within their programs of study: grammar/language development, adolescent literature, American literature, British literature, female/minority literature, expostory writing, and creative writing. All students must make an appointment with an advisor to ensure that all certification requirements either within the degree itself or in addition to it have been met, and to develop a Graduate Planned Program.
Accreditation: Includes the State of Florida Accomplished Practices as well as NCATE/NCTE accreditation standards, and program approval by the Department of Education.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below. 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 (27th percentile) acceptable for GK Mathematics GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score of 151 (52nd percentile) acceptable for both GK English Language Skills and GK Reading.
International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.