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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Elementary Education (AEE)
with a Concentration in Early Childhood (MEA)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 13.1202
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 33

Contact Information:
College of Education
Teaching and Learning Department (EDR)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Ilene Berson
Phone: 813-974-7698
Email: iberson@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/programs.html


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

Plan I Option
A program of study designed for those with a bachelor's degree and certification in the discipline who desire to increase their competence in elementary education curriculum. This option is not designed for those seeking initial certification.

The Plan III non-certification option is not available in this degree program.

Accreditation Information:

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: ---
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.

Not open for admissions.

Admissions Status: Inactive; see other options

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Major Requirements

A minimum of 33 graduate hours including 6 hours of process core, 6 hours of program core, and 21 hours of emphasis area courses. National Board Certified Teachers will be permitted to substitute 3 hours from NBC studies for one elective course with receipt of transcript from National Board Program. Please contact program coordinator for more information.

Program of Study: 33 hours
Core Requirements
Process Core:
EDF 6215 Learning Principles Applied to Instruction (4) or 4
EDF 6120 Child Development
EDF 6481 Foundations of Educational Research(3)
LAE 6315 Writing and Writers3)
RED 6449 Literacy and Technology3)
RED 6748 Teacher Researcher Methods in Reading
Elective Trends Course in area of focus

Concentration Requirements: 6 hours
Students select from one of the following concentration areas:

EARLY CHILDHOOD (MEA) Not open for admissions.
ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM (MEL)
Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
Concentration Requirements
RED 6748 Teacher Research or
EDG 6935 Seminar in Curriculum Research(1-3)
LAE 6316 Trends in Literacy in a Diverse Society or
LAE 6415 Literature and the Learner(3)

LANGUAGE ARTS (MLG) Not open for admissions.

SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS (MSM)

Electives: 21 hours
Elective courses may be chosen from a variety of Departments. Possibilities are 6000 level courses in math, science, social studies, ESOL, and technology (all located in Secondary Education Department). Students may also choose from Early Childhood (EEC) courses located in the Childhood Education and Literacy Studies Department.

Comprehensive Examination: Transition Point Projects
Students must successfully complete a Transition Point Project after each block of courses, culminating in an action research project.

Program and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, and Florida State Department of Education program approval standards. Please contact Program for more information.


College Degree Requirements

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

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

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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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