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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Elementary Education (TEE)

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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
CIP Code: 13.1202
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 53

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Katie Tricarico
Phone: 813-974-1031
Email: ktricarico@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/ce/graduate.html


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

This program is designed for students who have a non-elementary bachelor's degree and who wish to become elementary teachers for grades K-6. Students earn an ESOL endorsement at the same time as a Master's degree in Elementary Education.

Accreditation Information:

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: June 1
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 admission, all programs require earned degrees from regionally accredited institutions or an international equivalent.

Requirements for applicants include:

  • Have one of the following
    • bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
    • , and have earned a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) average or higher in all work attempted cumulatively or as an upper division studentA graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent graduate degree from a foreign institution with at least a 3.0 GPA for the preceding baccalaureate, or a 3.5 GPA for the graduate degree
  • A personal statement indicating reasons for applying to the program, pertinent personal and professional dispositions, and experiences and/or credentials relevant to teaching.

For admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching Program, the student must demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by one of the following:

* Passing the General Knowledge Test, a portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (link to http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/postsecondary-assessment/ftce)
Or
* Effective for tests administered on or after July 1, 2015, achievement of passing scores, as identified in Rule 6A-4.0021(12), F.A.C., on test sections of the GRE revised General Test GRE Analytical Writing combined score of 4 out of 6 acceptable for GK Essay GRE Quantitative Reasoning scaled score of 147 acceptable for GK Mathematics GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score of 151 acceptable for both GK English Language Skills and GK Reading.

During the 2014 Legislative Session, the passage of House Bill 433 amended s. 1012.56, FS, to eliminate the obsolete option of achieving a passing score on the CLAST earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the general knowledge requirement.

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 score (minimum of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 80 internet-based test) with the admissions application. See the Graduate Admission website for further clarification and exemptions. Please check with program regarding the policy on evaluation of transcripts. For more information, please visit http://www.usf.edu/admissions/graduate/index.aspx

International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

A minimum of 53 hours of coursework (including internships). Students are expected to meet State of Florida testing requirements and Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.

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

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

9

LAE6420
RED 6315
EDE 6326

Children's Literature: Teaching Literature Appreciation
Emergent Literacy: Skills, Strategies, and Assessment
Instructional Planning for Diverse Learners
3
3
3

Process Core

6

EDF6211 OR
  EDF6938
EDF6432

Psychological Foundations
Child Development
Measurement for Teachers

3
3
3

Elementary Education

11

EDE6946
EDG6947
EDE6458 I & II

Practicum Field Experience
MAT Final Internship
Reflecting on Instructional Decision Making (I and II)

3
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1-3

Content Specialization

27

TSL5085

TSL5086

TSL5240

MAE6117
SCE6103
SSE6617
REDRED6316
LAE6314
EDE6506

ESOL I: Theory and Practice for Teaching
  English Language Learners
ESOL II: Second Language and Literacy Acquisition
  in Children and Adolescents
ESOL III: Language Principles, Acquisition, and
  Assessment for Teaching English Language Learners
Teaching Elementary Math
Teaching Elementary (K-5) School Science
Trends in Elementary Social Studies*
Intermediate Literacy: Assessment Skills and Strategies
Teaching Composition in the Elementary Classroom
Managing and Differentiating the Instructional Environment

3

3

3

3
3
3
3
3
3

Practicum and Internship
All students are required to complete a two-day a week practicum during their program and a final full-time internship in their last semester. Placements are made for students in local school districts.

Tests or Examinations
Students must pass all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam and have an original copy of the results sent to the department prior to internship.

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to pass a comprehensive exam to be taken during their final internship semester or in the semester immediately prior to internship.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS

53

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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:

LAE6415, RED6514, EDE6326, EDE6804, EDG6931, EDF6211, EDF6120, EDF6432, EDE6946, EDG6947, EDE6458, TSL5085, TSL5086, TSL5240, MAE6117, SCE4310, SSE6617, RED6540, LAE6314, EDE6506,