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    Feb 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

English Education, M.A.T.


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Degree Information

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

Minimum Total Hours: 41
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 13.1305
Dept. Code: EDI
Major/College Codes: TEN ED
Approved 2002

Contact Information

College: Education
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.

Admission Information

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)
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 (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
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: 41 Credit Hours

Core - 21 Credit Hours
Trends - 3 Credit Hours
Concentration - 11 Credit Hours
Practicum, Internship - 6 Credit Hours

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.

Current Trends in Teaching Concentration (3 Credit Hours)


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


Comprehensive Examination:


All candidates must take and successfully pass a Master’s Comprehensive Examination in English Education the last spring semester of their major.

State of Florida Tests


Completion of State of Florida Tests is also a requirement.

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