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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


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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Major Information

Accreditation Information:

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

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

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


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 for admission to the major, listed below.

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

  • B.A. from an regionally-accredited institution or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • Relevant experience in the field of Career & Technical Education (or closely related field).
  • Certification in a Career & Technical Education 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:

  • A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships
  • Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.)

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Major 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
Graduate-level 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 major.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS

30

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College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate 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 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,