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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Foreign Language Education (TFL)

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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
CIP Code: 13.1306
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 33

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Phil Smith
Phone: 813-974-1113
Email: pcsmith@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/seced/ForLang/fle.html


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

The M.A.T. degree is designed for individuals with a Bachelor's degree in a field other than education who wish to become certified teachers in foreign language at the middle or high school level in the following Languages: Spanish, French, German, Latin, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian. Students can earn ESOL endorsement at the same time as the Master's degree.

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.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper division coursework completed in the baccalaureate degree, OR the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • An earned graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Two Letters of recommendation (1 personal and 1 professional) stating the ability of the student to complete graduate studies.
  • Concept Paper or goal statement
  • Evidence of 30 credit hours in foreign language coursework or evidence of native language proficiency.
  • An appropriate level of proficiency in the foreign language demonstrated by an interview with the program faculty (in person or by telephone, by presenting an ACTFL OPI score of intermediate high or higher, or by any equivalent measure as approved by the program faculty.

For admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree 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; and
  • 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

A program of study designed for the holder of a non-education baccalaureate degree who is functionally competent and proficient in the target language. This program meets initial certification requirements (K-12) as well as full ESOL endorsement. The program requires 42 semester hours, minimum.

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

18

EDF6432 OR
  ESE5342
ESE5344

TSL5440
TSL5085

TSL5086
TSL5241

Measurement for Teachers
Teaching the Adolescent Learner
Classroom Management for a Diverse School
  and Society
Language Testing
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
3

 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

 
CHINESE
FLE 6947 Internship6 hours
  • Student's participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student's content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)
  • FRENCH
    FLE 6947 Internship6 hours
  • Student's participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student's content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)
  • GERMAN
    FLE 6947 Internship6 hours
  • Student's participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student's content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)
  • ITALIAN
    FLE 6947 Internship6 hours
  • Student's participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student's content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)
  • JAPANESE
    FLE 6947 Internship6 hours
  • Student's participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student's content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)
  • LATIN
    FLE 6947 Internship6 hours
  • Student's participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student's content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)
  • RUSSIAN
    FLE 6947 Internship6 hours
  • Student's participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student's content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)
  • SPANISH
    FLE 6947 Internship6 hours
  • Student's participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student's content degree or equivalent (an admissions requirement)
  • COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REQUIREMENTS

    A Comprehensive Examination must be taken in the final semester in the program. It is a 3-hour exam where the candidate will be expected to answer questions that display knowledge about the broad subjects that were covered in the candidate's program of studies.

     

    MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

    42

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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

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    Financial Assistance


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    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, TSL5440, TSL5085, TSL5086, TSL5241, FLE5313, FLE5331, FLE5895, FLE5946, FLE5291, LAE6947, FLE5936, LAE6637,