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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Educational Studies (CST)

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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:
Barbara Shircliffe
Phone: 813-974-4001
Email: shirclif@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/psf/EducationalStudies.htm


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Program Information


The Curriculum and Instruction degree is only offered in conjunction with a concentration area. Please see the area of concentration (listed alphabetically in the catalog) to determine whether or not the Curriculum and Instruction degree is available in your area of interest.

This degree is designed for the professional educator who wishes to pursue advanced study. The primary objective is to prepare instructional leaders through courses in curriculum, methods, supervision, learning principles, human interaction, and areas of specialization. The foundation areas (professional studies) receive greater emphasis in the M.Ed. programs than the M.A. programs. Coursework in the concentration may include courses in colleges other than the College of Education. The Curriculum and Instruction program is offered with concentration areas. General program requirements are listed below. For specific specialization requirements, contact the appropriate department.

 

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: January 2
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: Inactive

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Program Degree Requirements

Educational Studies
The interdisciplinary study of education using social science and humanities perspectives.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

 

Program of Study

9

EDF6432 OR
EDF6481
EDG6627

Foundations Of Measurement
Foundations of Educational Research
Foundational of Curriculum & Instruction (required)

3
3
3

Psychological/Social foundations (Choose from list below)

3

EDF6211
EDF6215
EDF6217
EDF6534
EDF6165
EDF6517
EDF6606

Psychological Foundations of Education
Learning Principles Applied to Instruction
Behavior Theory and Classroom Learning
Human Development and Personality Theory
Group Processes (available only to student in College Student Affairs)
Historical Foundations of American Education
Socio-Economic Foundations of American Education

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Notes:

  • More credit hours may be required for a concentration in the Foundations & Curriculum Core, which may be substituted for electives or concentration hours.
  • Foundations and Curriculum core for the College Student Affairs concentration is 6 hours minimum (EDF 6481 and EDF 6165), additional hours in the concentration required.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

18

Educational Studies

33

Please be advised that program and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.

 

EDF 6407
EDF 6517
EDF 6883


EDF 5607
EDF 6531
EDF 6606
EDF 6705
EDF 6736
EDF 6765


EDF 5607
EDF 6531
EDF 6606
EDF 6705
EDF 6736
EDF 6765
EDF 6906
EDF 6938
Statistical Analysis of Education I
Historical Foundations of American Education
Issues in Multicultural Education

In addition, a minimum of six hours from the following courses:
Trends in Education Politics
History of Childhood, Disability, and Deviance
Socio-Economic Foundations of American Education
Gender and the Educational Process
Education, Communication, and Change
Schools and the Future

Electives (six hours of electives, minimum, either from the list below or upon advisor’s approval)
Trends in Education Politics
History of Childhood
Socio-Economic Foundations of American Education
Gender and the Educational Process
Education, Communication, and change
Schools and the Future
Independent Study: Educational Foundations
Selected Topics
4
4
4


3
3
4
3
3
4


3
3
4
3
3
4
1-6

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REQUIREMENTS

The Comprehensive exam will be a portfolio of work from courses taken for the degree, including a capstone paper written over a 4-week period in response to a specific prompt

Other information – All course grades must be a “B” or above. Concentration course credits must be earned at USF Tampa.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

33

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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

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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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