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USF 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog - USF St. Petersburg - Pages 293 - 294

Elementary Education

Elementary Education has the responsibility for the development and supervision of programs leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.

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.

Elementary majors will be assigned to a specified sequence of courses to be followed throughout the program enrollment. Coursework will include internship and field experience. Students who withdraw from or who have unsatisfactory grades in the field experiences or internships must petition the college Professional Standards Committee before they will be allowed to repeat the internships.

Students must have an overall USF GPA of 2.5 and a GPA of 2.5 in the combined Professional Core and Teaching Specialization prior to final internship and graduation.

Part-time students in Elementary Education (those planning to take 9 hours or less per semester) must meet program and internship requirements associated with the programs. These requirements include being available to participate in the internships during regular school hours.

Students may complete a state-approved program to be eligible for certification in Elementary Education (Grades Kindergarten 6). Degree and certification requirements are subject to change. The current program of studies includes both coursework and extensive field experience in elementary school settings to enable students to integrate theory with teaching practice.

Elementary Education with ESOL Endorsement
The College of Education offers a full ESOL Endorsement for all Elementary Education major graduates. The special requirements for ESOL endorsement through infusion are as follows: Successful completion of (1) ESOL 1, 2, and 3, with a minimum grade of 70% or better on all three sections of the ESOL Comprehensive Exam administered in the three ESOL courses; (2) a 20-hour early ESOL field experience in ESOL 1; (3) a late ESOL field experience where students plan, implement, and evaluate lessons for one or more ESOL students over a series weeks; and (4) an ESOL folder, containing all assignments and test results from ESOL 1, 2, and 3, and all ESOL performance check-off sheets from other ESOL-infused courses that a student has taken.


Requirements for the B.S. Degree (BEE): In addition to the courses listed below, students must complete Preliminary Requirements for Students entering Teacher Education Programs.

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites): These prerequisites must be met by transfer students as well as USF students. A grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade.

*Only courses with the prefixes MGF, MTG, MAC, and STA will qualify for the courses in mathematics. MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics I meets the intent of the program approval rule with respect to the inclusion of geometry in the mathematics requirement.

Students are advised that the Elementary Education specialization will require an enrollment of more than the traditional four semesters of the junior and senior years in order to complete the program specialization courses and the required sequence of internship.

The order in which these courses are to be taken is designated in the program of study.

Professional Education (31-32 credit hours):

Specialization (41 credit hours):

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Effective Date: Semester I, 2004