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The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee College of Education invites you to consider the exciting opportunities that await you in the field of education. We are strongly committed to the idea that teaching and related work in education are important and fulfilling careers. If you find the idea of becoming an educator or adding to your existing teaching credentials as an important step toward making a greater difference, come explore what the College of Education can offer you as a prospective student. All of our programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).COE/forms/Domains Educational Leadership Program.pdf
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of Arts in Teaching :
Why Teach? You can have an impact. Your efforts and commitment can inspire a child to greatness. Leading by example, your work in the classroom can help shape the future of a young student. Teachers are mentors, friends and leaders. They encourage, enlighten, and challenge students everyday and in many ways. By becoming a teacher, you have a unique opportunity to connect with students of all backgrounds. What could be more important?
Whether you are considering a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (K-6) or a Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education K-6), the College of Education at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee provides you with the very best faculty and the opportunity to become immersed in coursework that involves cutting edge research in the field of education. The College of Education and our partner school districts ensure that students have access to a number of uniquely focused field experiences. School sites have been selected for onsite instruction and excellent mentoring.
Upon completion of either of these programs, you are eligible for your initial Professional Educator Certificate in Elementary Education (K-6) with an ESOL endorsement through the Florida Department of Education.
Interested in teaching college-level English? The M.A. in English Education is designed for those with a bachelor's degree in the field of English and/or a related appropriate initial certification who desire to increase their competency in this subject specialization or to receive additional professional preparation in an educational service area. This program includes 18 graduate credit hours in English. Graduates of this program could be hired to teach secondary English in a private school or lower-level college English. This program does not require certification nor does it lead to certification. The cross-disciplinary sequence of courses explores content area as well as technologies for the classroom. Research skills and strategies to improve instruction are included and a field experience/internship is required.
Master of Arts in Reading Education (K-12):
Why a Graduate Degree in Reading Education? If you already have your undergraduate degree in education and you are ready to add to your base of knowledge for the classroom, why not consider the M.A. in Reading Education (K-12) or the M.A. in Elementary Education (K-6)?
The MA in Reading Education (K-12) is designed for those who already have a Florida Professional Educator Certificate. This degree prepares leaders in literacy instruction to hold roles as reading specialists, reading teachers, supervisors, directors, classroom teachers, and coordinators of reading for school systems. The program of study is designed to build knowledge and skills, as well as a deep understanding of literacy processes, children's literacy development, and effective instruction. The faculty in this program are actively engaged in research activities allowing students to be involved first-hand in research throughout the program including a practicum experience.
Master of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6): Curriculum emphasis:
Why a Graduate Degree in Elementary Education? The interdisciplinary sequence of courses explores curriculum design and assessment, the social/emotional domain in learning, and new technologies for the classroom. Teachers' writing and action research skills are developed and honed. This program is dedicated to research-based pedagogy and the lifelong development of professionals in Elementary Education through scholarship and research.
Master of Arts in Exceptional Student Education: The M.A. in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) provides an in-depth view of research, theories, and the application of theory to classroom teaching in ESE. This unique graduate program offers students a flexible program of study based on an applicant's previous degree, areas of interest, and experiences in the area of ESE. The program requires 36-credit hours and will vary depending on the selection track and/or endorsement areas. Coursework is provided through on-line classes, on campus classes, and a blended model of on-line coursework and classroom sessions. This exciting new program is part of the Bay-to-Bay Consortium between USF Sarasota-Manatee and USF St. Petersburg. This partnership allows you to access admission /application assistance as well as advising support from USFSM even though USFSP will be the home campus selected.
Master of Arts in Education with Human Resource Concentration or Online Teaching and Learning Concentration: The Master of Arts in Education program is uniquely designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree and are seeking an opportunity to advance their career or embark on a new career, This program is specifically developed to provide a comprehensive guide to those working in a business, non-profit, or educational setting. Coursework includes the study of how adults learn in diverse settings, including the social and cultural foundations of education, as well as opportunities to conduct research in a topic of the student's choice. This degree also offers students a choice of a concentration in either Human Resource Education or Online Teaching and Learning. Courses are offered in a variety of formats, however, as of spring 2013, this program will be 100% online providing maximum flexibility to meet the schedule of working professionals.
The M. Ed. in Educational Leadership (K-12)/New in Fall 2011: Curriculum Leadership and Non-Public/Charter School Leadership Concentrations. Click here for more details. Have you been a teacher for at least two years under contract and thinking about a move to an administrative position? The M. Ed. in Educational Leadership is designed to develop outstanding leaders, supervisors, and principals for the schools of Florida and the nation. There are three Concentrations within the degree program: K-12 Public School Leadership; Curriculum Leadership; and Non-Public and Charter School Leadership. The K-12 Public School option meets the Florida Principal Leadership Standards and graduates are eligible to apply for principal certification. Through the integration of coursework and Practicum experience, each option prepares students to influence systemic school improvement through collaborative and informed decision making.
The Post-Masters Program in Educational Leadership:
Already have a Master's degree? The Post-Masters in Educational Leadership is a State-approved program intended for those with an earned Master's degree in a field other than educational leadership and who wish to add educational leadership to their Florida Professional Educator's certificate without earning a second Master's degree. The Post-Masters Program is a non-degree program encompassing the eight core areas of the educational leadership curriculum mandated by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). Upon completion of coursework and passing the FELE, a notation of completion will be applied to the student's official USFSM transcript. The student must apply to the FLDOE for state certification. Click here for more details and other Ed Leadership options.