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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


English Education (TEN)

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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
CIP Code: 13.1305
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 41

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Jane Applegate
Phone: 813-974-0383
Email: applegat@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/seced/English/Engma.htm


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

The M.A.T. in English Education is designed to include initial certification to teach English, grades 6-12 with ESOL Endorsement while working towards a masters degree. It is planed for graduates of B.A. Liberal Arts English programs or for graduates of other programs who have completed the following within their programs of study: grammar/language development, adolescent literature, American literature, British literature, female/minority literature, expostory writing, and creative writing. All students must make an appointment with an advisor to ensure that all certification requirements either within the degree itself or in addition to it have been met, and to develop a Graduate Planned Program.

Accreditation Information:

Includes the State of Florida Accomplished Practices as well as NCATE/NCTE accreditation standards, and program approval by the Department of Education.

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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.

Requirements for all applicants include:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper division work completed while in the Baccalaureate degree or the equivalent bachelor's and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution, OR
  • An earned graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in coursework for that degree.

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.

International Students
All applicants whose native language is other than English or who have earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must meet the University requirements relative to international graduate admission, (e.g. TOEFL scores, etc.). In addition to these university requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  • A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships;
  • Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.).

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

The courses required for the M.A.T. in English Education are listed below. Please check with the department for other requirements.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

18

EDF6432
ESE5342
ESE5344

TSL5085

TSL5086
TSL5241

Measurement for Teachers
Teaching the Adolescent Learner
Classroom Management for a Diverse School
  and Society
ESOL I – Theory and Practice of Teaching English
  Language Learners
ESOL II Secondary Language and Literacy Acquisition
ESOL III Language Principles, Acquisition & Assessment for
  English Language Learners

3
3
3

3

3
3

 

English Education

14

LAE6738
LAE5862
LAE6325
LAE6339

Teaching Reading in English Curriculum
Classroom Communication
Methods of Teaching Middle School Language Arts
Methods of Teaching Secondary Language Arts

3
3
3
3

Practicum, Internship, Field Work, Etc.

LAE6947

Internship: English Education
  PR: CI and passing scores on FTCE

6

Current Trends in Teaching Specialization

LAE6637

Current Trends in English Education

3

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REQUIREMENTS

All candidates must take and successfully pass a Master's Comprehensive Examination in English Education the last spring semester of their major.

Completion of State of Florida Tests is also a requirement.

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.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS

41

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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 —
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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:

EDF6432, ESE5342, ESE5344, TSL5085, TSL5086, TSL5241, LAE6738, LAE5862, LAE6325, LAE6339, LAE6947, LAE6637,