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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in College Student Affairs (CSA)

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Master of Education (M.Ed.)
CIP Code: 13.0301
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 33

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Michael Denton
Phone: 813-974-1104
Email: edu-csa@usf.edu

Website: http://csa.coedu.usf.edu


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Program Information

The CSA Concentration at the University of South Florida emphasizes three major components: Foundational Studies, Professional Studies, and Supervised Practice, as recommended by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. The curriculum includes theories of human growth and development, environmental influences, and social science based interventions as applied to student affairs practice. The instructional method of relating theory-to-practice is accomplished by involving students in rigorous classroom activity along with internships in specialized areas of student affairs work.

 

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: January 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: January 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.

For International Applicants
Applicants whose native language is not English or who have not earned a degree in the U.S. must, according to university policy, submit a TOEFL test score (minimum of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 80 internet-based). See http://www.usf.edu/admissions/international/graduate/requirements-deadlines/english-proficiency.aspxl for further clarification and possible exemptions. Please check with program regarding the policy on evaluation of transcripts. For more information, please visit
http://admissions.grad.usf.edu/international.html.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree Requirements

COLLEGE STUDENT AFFAIRS (CSA)
Offered from the Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education

The CSA Concentration at the University of South Florida prepares practitioners to work in Student Affairs positions. The learning outcomes for all graduates include: specialized learning in the field, engaging diverse perspectives, strong communication skills, and understanding the complexity of the higher education system. The program is compliant with requirements of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. The curriculum includes theories of human growth and development, environmental influences, and research applied to student affairs practice. The instructional method of relating theory-to-practice is accomplished by involving students in rigorous classroom activity along with internships in specialized areas of student affairs work.

Deadline for Admissions for this concentration: Fall Admission only
Domestic: January 15
International: January 2

Total Program requirements with this concentration: 42 hours minimum
In addition to the nine hours or core requirements for the Program, students must complete:

Program Core 9 hours
Concentration Requirements 30 hours
Electives 3 hours

Concentration Requirements - 30 hours minimum
SDS 6042 (3) Introduction to Higher Education Student Affairs
SDS 6624 (3) Campus Environments
SDS 6645 (3) Student Development Theory
SDS 6701 (3) Diversity in Higher Education
SDS 6703 (3) The Law & Student Affairs
SDS 6030 (3) Advising and Helping Skills in Student Affairs
SDS 6260 (3) Assessment in Student Affairs
EDF 6938 (3) Organization and Administration of Student Affairs
SDS 6990 (3) Trends and Issues in Higher Education and Student Affairs
EDF 6944 (3) Field Experience (Practicum)

Electives - 3 hours minimum

Comprehensive Exam


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 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:

EDF6165, EDF6481, SDS6042, SDS6624, SDS6645, SDS6701, SDS6703, EDF6935, EDF6281, EDF6944, EDF6938, EDG6947,