USF 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog - USF Sarasota-Manatee - Pages 220 - 222
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.
Students who wish to teach in a particular subject area or field should begin preliminary coursework during their first year in college. However, students are not admitted to the College of Education (and into a teacher education program) until they finish the university’s liberal arts freshman and sophomore requirements and the state-mandated common prerequisites for education.
Students may apply for entrance into one of the upper-level teacher education programs offered by the College of Education after completing prerequisite courses. All students who plan to teach apply for admission to a teacher education program through the Student Academic Services Office of the College of Education.
Admission to an upper-level teacher education program is contingent upon meeting the following preliminary college requirements:
International/Diversity Courses Credits
The College of Education may accept professional education and specialization coursework completed at this University or at other accredited institutions as follows:
The final internship experience involves observing and teaching in an early childhood, elementary, secondary, or exceptional classroom. In most programs internship sites include the entire spectrum of sites available in the various counties served by USF. Other than Senior Seminar and EEX 4070, students may not enroll in additional courses during the semester in which the final internship occurs unless an exemption is granted through a College of Education petition.
Special requirements for enrollment in the final internship and seminar courses are:
To be certified by the College of Education for graduation, a student must have earned a minimum of 120 semester hours credit and successful completion of all program requirements for ESOL endorsement. A minimum overall USF grade-point average of 2.5 or a minimum GPA of 2.5 in teaching specialization courses and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the Professional Education sequence is required. The Physical Education, Elementary and Early Childhood programs require a combined grade point average of 2.5 in professional education and specialization as well as an overall USF GPA of 2.5. Satisfactory completion of the internship is also required. In order to graduate the student must pass both the Subject Area (SAE) for the appropriate area and the Professional Education (PEd) sections of the Florida State Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) and pass the General Knowledge Test, prior to the completion of internship. A student must also have completed the major requirements in a state-approved teacher education program (which includes general preparation, teaching specialization, and professional preparation). A minimum of 8 credits in professional courses in addition to internship and 12 credits in specialization courses must have been earned at USF. The student must complete a minimum of 30 hours after admittance to an upper-level program and must meet all University requirements.
Normally, the college will recommend the granting of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree that includes a minimum of 6 credit hours of exit courses. To obtain a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, the student must meet the Foreign Language Competency (see graduation requirements in front of catalog) and complete 9 hours of exit courses, 3 of which must be in Literature and Writing and 3 of which must be offered outside the College of Education.
Please send questions or comments to:
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Effective Date: Semester I, 2004