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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Instructional Technology (SIT)

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Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
CIP Code: 13.0301
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 36

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Yiping Lou
Phone: 813-974-7886
Email: ylou@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/it/curriculum/eds/


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

The Curriculum and Instruction major is only offered in conjunction with a concentration area. Please see the area of concentration (listed alphabetically in the catalog) to determine whether the your area of interest is available.

The Ed.S. degree consists of a minimum of 36 graduate level hours beyond the master's degree and is flexible in its requirements. The degree is designed to provide professional educators with an opportunity to develop competencies in areas of special needs and interests. Consequently, the major has few required courses, and each students program of study is individually planned in consultation with a gradute faculty committee. Courses at the 5000 level are inappropriate; and a minimum of 15 hours should be taken at the 7000 level.

Accreditation Information:

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

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.

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 major 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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Major Requirements

Minimums: 36 hours minimum

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Concentration Requirements: 27 hours minimum
See concentrations below

Comprehensive Exam (Oral and/or written)

Thesis/Project: 9 hours minimum
EDG 6971 Thesis
EDG 6975 Project: Masters Specialist

The student is required to plan and successfully complete an individual thesis or project. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for the student to apply knowledge gained in the program to the resolution of significant needs arising from professional practice. A minimum of nine (9) semester hours of thesis enrollment is required in the Ed.S. degree program. Students are required to enroll for a minimum of 2 semester hours in the thesis or project course each semester while working on the Ed.S. thesis or project and for 2 semester hours in the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Students who have not completed the project after enrolling in the required 9 hours must continue to enroll in a minimum of two (2) credit hours of Thesis or Project each semester, including the semester in which the thesis or project is submitted to the College Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or the Office of Graduate Studies (School Psychology students). Students must have an oral defense of the project/thesis with their project/thesis supervisory committee.Individual areas of specialization may have additional requirements. For information contact the department offering the major/concentration.

Oral defense of the thesis/project

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS: 27 hours minimum


INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (SIT) 36 HOURS
Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
This concentration is designed to prepare students for leadership in technology related positions. Courses include an array of topics including instructional design, distance learning, authoring, instructional graphics, and project management.

Concentration Requirements 27 hours minimum
EDF 6284 - Problems in Instructional Design for Computers(3)
EME 7631 - Research in Technology Project Management(3)
EME 6613 - Development of Technology-Based Instruction(3)
EME 7938 - Computer-Augmented Instructional Paradigms in Education(3)
EME 7910 - Independent Study(3)
EME 7458 - Research in Distance Education(3)

Electives: (9 appropriate hours)
From among
CGS 6210 - Computer Hardware(3)
EME 6930 - PLE: Flash(3)
EME 6930 - PLE: Web Programming 1(3)
EME 6930 - PLE: Web Programming 2(3)
EME 6208 - ACET: Interactive Media(3)
EME 6207 - ACET: Web Design(3)
EME 6215 - ACET: Instructional Graphics(3)
EME 6209 -Digital Video(3)
EME 6055 Current Trends in Instructional Technology(3)
Other appropriate course(s) as approved by the students program committee


College Degree Requirements

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

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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

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