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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Career and Technical Education (ACT)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 13.1320
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Education
Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE) Department (LEA)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Edward Fletcher
Phone: 813-974-0029
Email: ecfletcher@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/ache/cte/cte.html


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Program Information

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: February 15
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.


Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

For admission, all programs require earned degrees from regionally accredited institutions or an international equivalent. Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions), College of Education minimum requirements, as well as requirements listed below.

Faculty in the CTE program use a process for consideration of admission that encompasses the following items:

  • B.A.
  • Relevant  experience in the field of Career & Technical Education (or closely related field).
  • Certification in a CTE program area or closely related area (a statement of current certification status in letter of application is sufficient documentation).  Certification is not required for admission to Plan III.
  • A grade point average in upper division undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university (or international equivalent) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • In exceptional cases, a student with an upper-level undergraduate GPA of 2.50-2.99 may be considered for admission (based on age of the degree, discipline, institution and other considerations).  In each of those cases, the student must earn a 3.5 GPA in the first two courses in the program to be permitted to continue.
  • A letter of application containing a statement of professional goals.
  • A current resume or vita.

Special Instructions for International Students
All applicants whose native language is other than English or who have earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must meet the University requirements relative to international graduate admission, (e.g. TOEFL scores, etc.). In addition to these university requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  • An external, course by course evaluation of the foreign degree by an approved external agency, and based on official transcripts
  • A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships
  • Other information as required by the program of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.)
 

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

 

Plan I
Psychological or Social Foundations course from the college's approved course listing


3

Plan III
Psychological or Social Foundations courses – from the college's approved course listing.  (Selection may also include MHS 6340 Career Development)
Research – Improving CTE Programs, ECT 6767 or EDF 6481 Foundations of Educational Research


6

3

 

OTHER COURSE REQUIREMENTS

18 credits in Career & Technical Education (15 credits for those holding National Board Certification–Proof of National Board Certification must be provided)

Students must select concentration coursework from the courses below:

ECT5386
ECT6661
EVT6695
ECT6167
ECW6264
ECW6696
ECW6265
ECT6948
ADE6360

Preparation & Development For Teaching
Trends and Issues in CTE
School & Community Relations (formerly 6664)
Enhancing CTE Curriculum
Administration of Vocational Programs
Equity and Access in The New Economy
Supervision Of Vocational Programs
Practicum
Methods of Teaching Adult Education

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Electives
Electives may be substituted for selected concentration courses with the advisor's approval.

Field Experience

3

ECT6766

Emerging Workplace Competencies

3

Another course may be considered for substitution if the student has recent experience in their occupational field. The substitution requires approvals at the program and the college levels.

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REQUIREMENTS

Students will maintain a comprehensive portfolio and submit it at the end their program.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

30

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College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of the Graduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

ECT5386, ECT6661, EVT6664, ECT6197, ECW6264, ECW6696, ECW6265, ECT6948, ADE6360, ECT6766,