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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


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


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Program 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. The M.A.T. is an accelerated degree.

 

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: October 15
Summer: February 15

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: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: January 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 listed below.

Program Admission Requirements
Requirements for all applicants include:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper division work completed while in the Baccalaureate degree. 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:

  • An external, course by course evaluation of the foreign degree by an approved external agency, and based on official transcripts;
  • A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships;
  • Other information as required by the program of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.).

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree 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 program 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 Internship 6 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 Internship 6 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 Internship 6 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 Internship 6 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 Internship 6 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 Internship 6 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 Internship 6 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 Internship 6 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 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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    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,