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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Social Science Education (TSS)

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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
CIP Code: 13.1317
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 39

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Jimmy Duplass
Phone: 813-974-4895
Email: duplass@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/seced/SSE/SSE_MAT.html


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

The M.A.T. degree is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in a field other than education who wish to become certified teachers in social science at the middle or senior high school level. This program leads to teaching certification in grade 6-12 social sciences as part of the master's degree program.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Florida 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.

  • 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:

  • 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 requirements are as follows or as recommended by the program advisor and approved by the college and/or Graduate School.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

12

ESE5342
TSl5325
EDF6432
ESE5344

Teaching the Adolescent Learner
ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers
Foundations of Measurement
Classroom Management for the Diverse School
  & Society

3
3
3
3

Concentration Requirements

18

SSE5331
SSE5332
SSE5641
SSE6932

Foundations, Curriculum & Instruction
Methods and Strategies in Social Science Education
Reading & Basic Skills
Special Topics

3
3
3
6

Practicum, Internship, Field Experiences, Etc.

9

SSE5946

SSE6947

Practicum in SSE
  (PR: SSE5331)
Internship
(All sections of the GKT, the FTCE Prof., and Educ. & Subj. Area: Social Science 6-12 must be passed prior to internship.)

3

6

Current Trends in Teaching Concentration

3

SSE6636

Trends in Social Science Education

3


Program of studies will be planned so that all course work will be completed prior to the internship. However, should there be a need for an exception; MAT students may take one 3-credit course during internship -- although this is inadvisable given the full-time nature of the teaching experience and one 3-credit course after internship. The only courses that can be taken during or after internship are:

SSE6932
SSE6636

Special Topics
Trends in Social Science Education

varies
3

All school districts require finger prints and will conduct a background check prior to assignment of the final internship. Some districts also require drug testing.

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM REQUIREMENTS

The Comprehensive exam is taken while enrolled in SSE6636 Trends in Social Science Education.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS

39

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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:

ESE5342, TSl5325, EDF6432, ESE5344, SSE5331, SSE5332, SSE5641, SSE5946, SSE6932, SSE5946, SSE6947, SSE6932, SSE6636,